Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Menu Board

I saw a post on another blog about making a menu board. I loved the idea, but didn't like the complexity of the project (cutting wood, cutting metal, hammering and such. Plus you needed a Cricut or a Sillouette which I don't have either!). So I looked on Etsy for one already made... for $50 I could have one of my very own! Not my idea of budget friendly. So, I thought to myself "why can't I make one??" I have had a 12x12 frame from about 3 years ago when I made a calendar (which I still use!)... the frames came from Ben Franklin and at 2 for $12 they were a really good deal. Anyways, I downloaded a font from here ( lots of cute ideas for blogs and such on here also!). I used Paint.NET (I also downloaded this a while ago) and made my menu, printed it out and glued it to a piece of scrapbook paper I found in my stash. I then, placed the menu in the frame. Now, I can write the menu for each week with a dry erase marker and wipe it clean at the start of a new week!


After telling my sister about this, she asked where to find a 12x12 frame... since I got mine 3 years ago and the chances of finding this exact frame is slim to none. Try a framing store...Aaron Brothers and Michaels are great places to look.

PS:: I would love to see your menu board if you make one!!! ;]


Kellie said...

Awesome! What a terrific idea!!!! Thanks for sharing Michelle!!

Josh and Danielle said...

i WILL be doing this within the week!

Nicole said...

I think I have to do this too! Super Duper cute!