Friday, January 13, 2012

$5 Friday {Easy Dry-Erase Menu Planner}

Hiiii! If you know Holly & I, you know that should be said in a really high voice and dragged out for about 10 seconds. I've been somewhat MIA on the blog lately because of a little move across town and no internet until today! I'm excited to be back and am really looking forward to a great 2012.


Today I have a quick little project and printable for you. I'll admit it's not the most original idea, but I added a few things top spruce it up.  I actually made this for one of my best friends, and it was an easy afternoon project to pull together before her birthday party the same night!

I started with a 8x10 frame that was looking sad, but you could easily find something similar while on a thrifting trip. Or try "shopping your house" and see what you already have! This frame was actually cheap-o plastic, which ended up working nicely since I wanted it to be light enough to hang on the fridge.

Since it was plastic, I did use some Kilz primer before spray painting. Two coats of Krylon's Blue Ocean Breeze and it was already looking a million times better!


I quickly typed up a list of the days of the week and then started going through my stash of scrapbook paper. It would look great on plain white cardstock, too! I found a cute notebook paper print (12x12) and cut it to 8.5x11 before running it through my printer. Here's my favorite part: I cut a couple little triangles from more scraps and sewed those right onto the paper. SO easy! (Just don't look too close at the stitching. I got an awesome new sewing machine for Christmas and WILL learn how to sew this year!)


Trim the paper one more time to 8x10 before replacing it and the glass into the frame. Attach a dry-erase marker with a Velcro sticky dot and you're done! You can either put it on the kitchen counter or glue strong magnets to the back like I did so my friend could put it on her fridge!

Download your menu here:
Free Menu Printable

If you have the paint lying around, you could make this for less than $5 easily. Or find a cute frame that won't need to be painted! Either way it's a fun little way to start being more organized for the new year!

Have a fabulous weekend! {And don't forget to enter our giveaway for a pair of custom earrings... we'll announce the winners on Tuesday, Jan. 17th!}


15 comments:

  1. I was JUST saying that I need a little menu planner like this (especially considering that I just fed my boys CEREAL for dinner tonight... ugh!) Pinning this and hoping it will inspire me to make it AND be a lot more creative in the dinner-making dept. Oh, I'm your newest follower too... hope you'll stop by my blog and follow me back too!
    Have a great weekend,
    Laurie @ Gallamore West :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Yea! I'm the friend who got this menu board and I LOVE it! I'm so excited to have the printable so I can make it too. This is a perfect birthday gift to give to friends. You're so creative Nat.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I just had to come check your project out. I found you over at Tidymom's I'm Lovin It. I am going to make a shopping list for my fridge out of an old frame, just picked up a dry erase marker today. Have a great day!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Very cute! Think I may have to try something like this.

    newest follower :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Tori, we're glad to have you as a new follower!

      Delete
  5. Love this idea! Love that color blue too, looks really cute!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! It's super easy, and we have another printable coming soon that you can use in the same dry erase frame :)

      Delete
  6. This is absolutely Adorable!! Hoping you can link it up at my turquoise lovin' party!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2012/01/turquoise-lovin-22.html

    ReplyDelete
  7. LOVE this! New follower!! ;)

    www.uncommondesignsonline.com

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hiya! I was just wanting to print this out, but when I go to Scribd it says I have to pay to download this one? Is that true? Help! :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. I tried to download this as well and it says it's in the archives--can you email it to me? Thanks!
    dean_jd@msn.com

    ReplyDelete
  10. Any chance you can email me the menu printable? I can't on Scribd.

    Thanks!
    Rachel
    rachelelena@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  11. Saw this on pinterest and would love the printable! But like the others, I can't download it. Could you please email it to katie.washetas@gmail.com? Thanks so much!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Can you please e-mail it to me, too? junkmailforchelsea@gmail.com. Thank you! I love it!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I am unable to download it from scribd. Is there anyway you can email me the menu printable? Thanks! tklafke_4@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete

We'd love to hear from you! We read every comment and are so thankful for your support. We will reply to any project questions at the email address you've provided. {We are unable to send a response to "no reply" bloggers, so make sure you're not one!} We're so excited to be part of this amazing blogging community!