Every new year I have a goal to make menus for the week. It’s handy to have them all written down on some kind of board so I won’t have to go looking for a scrap of paper during the week. My folks gave me a great dry erase board, but its too long to hang anywhere. I had it in my head I knew what I wanted, just not sure how to make it happen. Enter, Pinterest, with their handy little DIY tutorials. I must have combed about 10 different pages with just as many ideas. I thought to myself, “You can make that. You have the paper and a bit of knowledge of how to make things crafty.” So I’m ending up the new year with a new to me craft project that I’m going to share with all of you.
I ran to pick up a cheap frame. I liked the ones with several frames in one. That way I could turn each one into a day of the week.
I got this frame for under 10 bucks. The quote on the frame is one of my favorites.
Even though I have more paper than I can ever use, I still needed new paper. I know you scrapper and card gals are with me on this.
My purty papers with my words for the days of the week.
Mr. Bernie suggested that I print of the days of the week on clear labels and stick them on the inside of the glass. What a great idea! He mirrored the words for me so when I took the backing off, the days of the week would show up correctly. That is why I love that man. He is always thinking. I never would have figured that out on my own. I think I shall keep him. Friday is usually Pizza day, so I didn’t need a Friday menu day, I made a “Reminders” frame instead. It will be a place to put food items we might be out of or if we have meetings and so on and so forth. Just a catch-all spot.
I’m lazy and not good with math nor cutting. Mr. Bernie always helps me to cut things straight. He was napping so I was on my own. I placed the inserts from the frame on the back of each paper I wanted to use and traced that as an outline. Those who can’t make crap up as they go along. It worked for me.
By tracing on the back of the sheets, I didn’t have stray marks on the pretty side.
Finally, I put the words on the glass and decided which papers would go on which day. My favorite papers are the one on the top left, birds on a wire and bottom left with winter words on it. The other papers were more or less filler. It took me under an hour from designing my words and cutting paper. I think it turned out pretty snazzy if I do say so myself. I just use regular dry erase markers to write on it.
Ta-dah! I’m not the best photographer, but you get the idea.
The best part about this, I can change it at will with fun new scrapbook paper. This MIGHT actually keep me going with making weekly menus the whole year.