DIY Menu Board
This is a fun way to keep your family informed on the weekly menu. We all know planning meals ahead saves money. It can allow for less impulse buys or take out, and allow you to plan healthy meals. This project is also very easily customized to your personal style.
- Fabric of choice (my frame size needed ⅓ yard or a fat quarter)
- Alphabet stickers
- Hot glue gun
Start by taking the frame apart. You will use the cardboard backing in the frame and attach the fabric to it. Trim the fabric to size. If your fabric has a directional pattern, make sure it is straight up and down. You don’t want the pattern to look crooked when you put it in the frame.
Once the fabric is cut, use a line of hot glue to glue the fabric to the edges of the cardboard backing. You don’t want to put glue all over because it would leave bumps that would be visible from the top side of the fabric. The frame covers any bumps the glue makes on the edges.
Use the alphabet stickers directly on the fabric. “Menu” goes across the top. Down the left side place the first letter for each day of the week. Two letters for Thursday though, of course. I used a red marker to outline the letters so they would stand out a little more against the red and white fabric.
Once you have it how you like it, place the cardboard back in the frame. Now you can write your dinner plans with a dry erase marker. Fun, huh?
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You can also just use a piece of decorative paper (scrapbook)…no glue needed! Just made one…only took 5 minutes. Thanks for the idea!
That’s great Missy! I’m glad to hear you’ve already put this into action. Scrapbook paper is a great idea too.