Tuesday, April 19, 2011

DIY Menu board - So cute! :)

I saw a similar menu board somewhere on-line (sorry, I can't remember where) a while ago and have been meaning to make one for my kitchen. Well, I finally got around to it - LOL. :)

I got the square plate and the black wooden stand at Walmart. I used my MTC and a two true-type fonts ("Japan" and "Halohandletter") to cut out my words in vinyl. Joanns sells vinyl and you can use a coupon - I got black and white when they had a 50% off coupon. I will definitely get more with the next big coupon - it was a blast!

I didn't buy any transfer tape since I had read that you can use blue painter's tape for smaller cuts. I have a ton of it so I wanted to give it a try before buying the transfer tape. It worked like a charm, but the days of the week weren't as easy to lay down since they are so thin. They really wanted to stay on the tape, it took a really good bone folder and lots of elbow grease. LOL

Since the plate is ceramic I just use a dry erase marker to write in the dinner selections and it wipes right off!

I hope you enjoyed my little "non-paper crafting" project! Be sure to come back and join me on Thursday when I will be hopping with Laura from Makin' Pretty Things for a Butterflies and Blogs Hop to commemorate her blogiversary! :)

{{{ HUGS }}}


HappyPlaceJen said...

This is GREAT! I want to make one, but I never have my menu planned out in advance. Yep, I'm more of a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants gal- LOL! Your font choices are perfect! :)

*Star said...

This is super cute! I never would have thought to use a plate. I made a menu board using a picture frame a few weeks ago and we love it. Tfs and have a great day. :)

liz at liz's paper loft said...

Mel this is FABULOUS!
liz :o)

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

MMMM! Yummy, I'll be over on Friday for dinner! great menu board!

Love vinyl! I had a super great time at CKC!

Amee said...

what a fantastic idea, I should do this for my house!!! :)

Lauren B. said...

This is such a good idea! I always plan out our meals too & this is much prettier than my current method. You've inspired me to try cutting vinyl...I didn't know you could use painters tape...I have a ton too! TFS!

buglvr2010 said...

This is so cool! I love it! I still haven't tried to cut vinyl but now I want to.


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