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Monday, April 2, 2012

Menu Board

I am sure like me you have seen lots of menu boards out there.  I created this one.

I didn't like the ones that were just one week, because I only shop every two weeks usually.  And I didn't like the ones that were monthly, because I thought if I planned that far in advance I won't stick to it by the end of the month.  So I created this board where I can plan out two weeks worth of meals.  Or you could also do a main dish on one side, and side dish on the other and just plan one week.

I started out by cutting 1/4 MDF to 1' x 2'.
Then I laid everything out on it to see how it fit.

I cut it at 1' x 2' because then it perfectly fit two pieces of scrapbook paper.

I wanted to put them on one at a time so i just took a pencil and drew a line across the middle then brushed mod podge on to the line.

Then I used a pizza roller to get the paper nice and flat, and my son wanted to help :)

I wanted my clothes pins to look rustic to match my board so I stained them.  I started out by taking them apart, but after the first or second I decided I could stain them just fine without messing around with taking them apart. I used Minwax Wood Stain, Early American .

I was going to use an old dressing packet box or something like that to keep my menu items in, but I didn't have one the right size.  Then I found this in my craft cabinet.

I just dumped the snow flakes into a zip lock and cut of the Christmas stuff so it was just a clear bag. Then I glued it to my board.

I couldn't find a notepad that was horizontal.  I just made my own in Microsoft word.  I wanted a notepad that I could take off of the menu board.  I just used a binder clip then put a screw in the board for it to hang on.

I always want to know what other people have for their Menu Items.  Here are a few of mine:
Beef Tacos

Out to Eat
Order Pizza
Left Overs
And Many More


  1. What a cute idea! My husband and I always talk about how we need to start planning our meals. It would make grocery shopping so much easier. Maybe this project will get my meal plan rolling! :-)

    Hope you'll share this on my link party!


    1. It has really helped with that! Thank you so much for reading!

  2. This is very cute and different from the other ones I've seen. It's a good idea to have the two weeks. That way you can plan to hit up some sales :)

    1. Yes it works out nicely! Thank you so much for reading!

  3. Very cool. I currently just write up a week on the chalkboard, but this looks so nice:)

    1. Thank you! It has been nice to have all of my menu items on little cards. That way I can just pread them out and pick the ones that sounds good! Thank you for reading!

  4. I bet he was a great helper getting that all flat!

    It looks good.

    1. He was. lol Thank you so much for reading!

  5. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Love your board! I featured it on this week's party. Thank you for sharing on A Crafty Soiree.

    1. That is AWESOME! Thank you for featuring me. I appreciate you letting me know!


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