Every Sunday I sit down and plan our meals in an excel spreadsheet (slightly OCD) and shop accordingly. I began doing this because I was sick of wasting food (and money), throwing out perfectly good produce week after week. The initial ‘Sunday List’ took me a while to plan however over time I’ve become a pro. We have a selection of ‘hit’ main meals we cycle through and I usually try to incorporate 1-2 ‘new’ meals a week.
I stumbled across a ‘Menu Board’ concept on Pintrest and fell in love with the cute, crafty idea. I decided to recreate a menu board that would match our kitchen. Enter last Saturday’s project.
A couple things to note:
- I am not crafty, arty nor do I have any artistic ability
- The entire project cost me under $20
- Once I had purchased the supplies, it took less than an hour to create.
What you need:
- Picture frame (I don’t have wall space so I needed a stand alone frame). I purchased mine for $9 for K-Mart
- Background paper. Any craft / scrapbook store (spotlight) carries these sleeves. Mine was under $2.
- Lettering / Stickers. I found my lettering at Linen & Things and bought two varieties (one for capital letters and one for lower case letters) – cost was $2.99 each. I clearly didn’t think ahead as I required two ‘apital ‘S’ hence the wonky smaller ‘S’ used for Saturday and the capital for ‘S’unday.
- Dry Quick – white board marker. You can get these from Office Works for under $3.
- Cut background sheet to fit frame
- Add stickers as desired
- Insert into frame
- Mount / stand frame where desired.
Simple, effective and full of personality! Enjoy