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Tuesday Time to Tackle: Menu Board Tutorial

Last Saturday, I attended a "Super Saturday" event at the church.  The women met together to spend the morning doing crafts.  I made something that I hope will encourage me to have a weekly meal plan.



This simple project starts with a cookie sheet, which can be painted or left plain.  (The sheets were already painted for us, so I don't have the details about what kind of paint, etc.)  Drill two holes at the top and add ribbon to hang.  

Measure the cookie sheet, and cut scrapbooking paper for the background.  Glue the background papers on using a glue stick.  (You can glue the papers on either side of the cookie sheet; I chose to glue the papers on the back side.)

Use a piece of cardstock to make a holder for a notepad/grocery shopping list.  You'll want to cut the back of the notepad short, so that you can apply glue to more of the surface of the cardstock.  Insert the pad into the cardstock, then glue cardstock to the background paper. 


Next, cut slips of paper, on which you will write meal ideas.  One paper might say spaghetti, one might say BBQ chicken, etc.  You'll obviously want lots of paper slips. Extra papers can be stored on the backside of the cookie sheet, either in a envelope, or attached with magnets.

 
The papers on the front will be attached to the cookie sheet with magnets.  You could use fancy magnets, or decorate as desired.  

Then add lettering to the top--"Menu," "Dinner," or whatever you want--and any other decorations, and you have a cute menu board!


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Thanks for a fun morning spent with friends.

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  1. LOVE this idea!!! The only thing I would do different is laminate the strips so the meals each week could be erased and the same strip used over and over. Thanks for the idea!

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  2. A clever idea - thanks for sharing.

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  3. What a great idea and I bet it will motivate you to plan ahead!

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  4. Love Craft projects ...great idea!

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