This craft was inspired by this picture (from Pinterest):
|(Originally from here).|
|This is the one I made!|
Step #1: I took two boards of wood (I found them in a scrap pile in our garage...) and with the help of my husband, attached them together by laying to crosspieces across the back and screwing them in.
Step #2: I measured and cut scrapbooking paper to the size of the boards and using Mod Podge, glued the paper onto the boards. I also painted Mod Podge on top of the paper to act as a varnish.
(As you can see I chose one main color and for the
top and bottom I used an accent color.)
Step #3: I brainstormed 44 different dinner ideas and printed them out onto scrapbooking paper (I used a color similar to my accent color on the board). I also printed out some labels for my board.
Step #4: It took me FOREVER to figure out this next part because I did not have magnets, but I was determined and finally got it. This part was a little tricky. I used the first letter of each day of the week and made it into a little pocket by putting glue (with a glue-gun) around three edges of the square. Then I took little corner pieces and measuring with my Menu Items I glued them on in the same way as the weekdays, to make little pockets on the other side. The picture below will clarify the confusion above (hopefully).
The one above shows how the Menu Items
are inserted into the pockets.
|This one is a close up of the pockets by themselves.|
Step #5: At this point I laminated all the menu items so that they would be more durable.
Step #6: Make an envelope using your accent color, label it with Menu Items label.
|Right now it is stuffed with the Menu Items|
Step #7: Create a mini dry erase board next! This is for your shopping list so you can write down whatever you need. I made this by cutting out a square, glueing on a border and laminating it! Also find some way to incorporate the Shopping List label.
|(You can also attach a sticky note pad if you would prefer like |
the Pinterest picture at the top of the page.)
Step #8: Put your Whats for Dinner label at the top of the page. You can use the one provided or create your own, I used a mixture.
Step #9: Just to be safe paint another layer of Mod Podge over any exposed paper that is not laminated.
Step #10: Glue everything on and accessorize like CRAZY!!! I put flowers, buttons, ribbon, stickers, etc. everywhere. This will really add the finishing touches and complete your board.
And there you have it, Pinterest IS useful, not a waste of time:)
|Finished Product (I still have to figure out how to hang it on the wall...)|
P.S. I added a secret envelope onto the back to store all the extra Menu Items that wouldn't fit in the envelope on the front!