Creative Giving Challenge: Menu Board

 Have you ever opened Pinterest, blinked, then realized thirty minutes had passed? Woosh! That was your life going by while you were browsing. I have challenged myself to use the ideas I save on my boards. In the Creative Giving Challenge, you can join me. On the 25th, I’ll post my completed project with the DIY details and invite you to link up. What will we create this month?

I am excited about this month’s project because it only cost me $2!

One of this month’s 3 in 30 goals is to work on my weekly routine. You can see links for the entire weekly plan here, but it includes Menu and Market Monday. It seemed appropriate that I would make a gift item this month to go along with that focus.

I wrapped some fabric around an old matboard cut to fit an existing frame. By using painters tape to hold it in place, I can reuse the fabric if I decide to change it in the future.

Then I put the fabric-covered board into the frame and applied scrapbook lettering to the glass. I originally started with smaller stickers I had on hand, but these were well worth the $2 cost.

We found that regular dry erase markers didn’t write very long on the glass, so at the suggestion of a friend, I bought some window markers.

Now we can quickly list meals for the week on one side and needed grocery items on the other. I think this would be great with old frames or thrift store finds. You can customize the fabric to fit any decor. I would recommend a good size frame, this one is about 15×18 inches. You could also skip the letter stickers and simply use it as a dry erase board.

Now it’s your turn! Have you created something this year that would make a great gift? Grab the Creative Giving Challenge Button from the sidebar and linkup. Let’s inspire each other this year.

The Southern Institute

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