A friend of mine a while back posted a Menu Board picture on Pinterest.. and I loved the idea 🙂 This is right up my alley, and more importantly, I needed something to organize meals for when I’m at nursing school as I wont be arriving home until quite late in the evenings.
My inspiration came from this blog: Menu Board – I loved the design of the menu board! I’ve seen quite a few on Pinterest that are the same as this one, and so this is my version 🙂
I used mini cereal boxes for the boxes rather than crayon boxes. I decorated them with flowers I already have for my scrapbooking, which added a beautiful touch.
I printed out each meal on white cardstock. But.. that was too dull. So, I digged in my scrap drawer and found various colors that matched to put the cardstock on.
I didnt think the cardstock would hold up though.. so, I used contact paper to protect them – it is a cheaper and easier way than laminating! Keri helped me out doing this:
For the clothespins – I had mini clothes pins that I covered with scrapbooking paper. Using a flower cut out, I cut out various flowers and in the center to hold the day of the week. I cut out a bunch of circles, colored them with chalk, and used letter rub-ons for the letters for the days of the week. I loved how they turned out!
And everything else just kind of came together.. loving the new menu board and hoping it does what I imagined.. helping plan dinners for when I’m in nursing school!
Keri thought the board was pretty and loved helping me make it.. and I also love the final result!
My next project will be making my Recipe Box that contains all the recipes for the menu cards!