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I've been on again - off again about planning dinners here at home. Recently, we've had a few adjustments in our work schedules and a couple nasty snow storms that have shifted our nightly routines.
This evening rush to get dinner on the table has led to my husband suggesting a meal rotation of some of our favorite meals with room for an occasional new recipe and maybe one dinner out each week. Well, I'm a resourceful lass with an abundance of craft supplies. So today I grabbed some scrapbook paper, rub-on letters, and an old frame. Putting them together you have a dry erase menu planner:
I started by measuring the height of the frame and dividing it by both six and seven to see which layout made the most sense. I went with seven pieces of scrapbook paper, using the top one for the word "menu" and the bottom one for both Saturday and Sunday (weekend meals often go unplanned at our house as we may go out, visit family or simply munch on leftovers - all day) ;)
I cut the strips and rearranged them until I was pleased with the pattern. Next, I added the rub on letters. Finally, I glued the strips to a long strip of cardstock to keep them in a line and put them into the frame.
The scrapbook paper I used (from Stampin' Up) matches the paper I used on the clipboards from an earlier blog post:
So dig some old craft supplies out and be creative. Then enjoy a nice dinner and warm up from all this nasty snow.
In the midst of a busy life of work and family I am able find small creative projects that help keep me crafty. I wanted to share this fun, colorful addition to our wall that looks beautiful, used supplies I had on hand and helps keep us organized.
Standard pressed board type clip boards
Spray paint - if you want to change the clips to something other than silver
Paint Brush - for applying Mod Podge
I left the plastic shrink wrap on the clip boards and used a hammered metal finish spray paint to customize the clip. Once that was dry, I removed the plastic wrap and coated the board in a layer of Mod Podge and applied the colorful scrap book paper. When dry, I used an exacto knife to trim the paper around the edges. Finally, top the scrapbook paper with one or two layers of Mod Podge and allow to dry thoroughly.
Sorry, I had taken step-by-step photos. They seem to have disappeared. Hope you enjoy this project anyway!