What’s for dinner? This is a question I hear a lot around my house and thought it would be great to have a menu planner that would be accessible to all. In continuing with my theme from my last post, Going Green, I wanted to make this planner something I could reuse time and time again.
Here’s what my project looks like finished.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Whats Cooking? The Collection by Mari Koegelenberg
- Self~Adhesive Vinyl Cover (I used Kittrich Clear Magic Cover Self~Adhesive Vinyl Deocrative Coverings)
- Dry Erase Board
- Eraser Pen/Eraser
- Grocery or Kitchen themed Stamps (I used My Favorite Things WTG Goes Green)
- Patterned Paper or Color Card Stock
- Staz~On Ink
- Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
- Copic Markers
- All Purpose Glue
- Magnet Tape
Step 1: Make sure your Dry Erase Board is Clean and set it aside to work on your shopping list and menu planner sheet. From the Whats Cooking? The Collection you’ll need the following:
- Shopping List 001
- Menu Planner 001
- Divider 001
- Flower 007
- Brad 001
Step 2: Arrange as many Shopping List images as possible on your canvas so that you’re able to utilize as much as the paper as possible. Here’s what it looked like on my screen.
Print it and cut it out…set aside to work on the planner sheets.
Step 3: The bottom layer of the planner is the divider, followed by the menu planner image and on the side, I added the flower and brad (I showed you in post HERE, how I put the brad and flowers together). Here’s what the planners look like arranged and ready to be printed out.
Print it and cut it out, set it aside. Grab a couple of pieces of vinyl cover big enough to cover the shopping list and menu planner. Here’s what it looks like before applying it to the Shopping List.
Step 4: Peel off one edge of the vinyl cover and adhered it to the shopping list just above the edge (you will cut this later) and using your Brayer to assure complete adherence.
Cut off any extra vinyl and grab some magnets ~ I found some that are in a tape dispenser which is so much easier to apply to projects. Now you will be able to use this same sheet over and over again with a dry erase pen…don’t you just love that?!
Step 5:Add a piece of magnet to the top and bottom of the shopping list and two pieces to the board.
Step 8: Repeat the same process with the menu planner sheets and stamp image onto lower right corner off board with Staz~On ink. Set it aside to dry.
Step 9: Stamp the image on patterned paper and/or whatever color card stock you decide to use and paper piece the image on the board. Set it aside to work on the marker.
Step 10: Cover the marker with ribbon and hang it from the top of the board with some twill or ribbon. On the twill I stamped the recycle sign to continue the theme and hammered a small nail to hang it. Here you will also see that I used the same flower/brad combo to decorate the pen as well.
With that, you are done! Here’s a closer up of the image paper pieced.
Here’s the finished board once again.
Thanks so much for stopping by and feel free to let me know if you have any questions. Also if you make your own version of a menu planner board, make sure to link it up here so we can check it out!
Other Articles by Carolina:
- A Carrot Treat - March 7th, 2011
- The Perfect Embellishment - Paper Roses - January 3rd, 2011
- Great Things Come In Small Packages - December 29th, 2010
- Deck The Halls With Some Digital Cheer! - December 6th, 2010
- Hostess Thank You Gift - October 30th, 2010