I’ve been wanting a Menu Board of some kind for a while now.
Mostly because I have a teenage son who tends to ask the minute he gets home from school, “What’s for Dinner?”
And then he proceeds to forget what my answer is, and ask again.
It would be mighty handy to have a place to write that info down – so he can check it out for himself.
I haven’t made one because I’m a bit fickle and I couldn’t decide on a style.
I don’t really have the counter space for just a menu board – I need to multi-task even in my decor for the tiny cave I affectionately call my kitchen.
Isn’t it fun and retro looking? I love the backing fabric – my sis sent it to me. I have no idea what it is but it’s adorable.
So this is pretty easy – but here’s a mini-tutorial anyway.
Fabric for the frame
Cut out a border of fabric to wrap around your frame. You’ll want to slit the fabric at the inside corners so it will wrap smoothly.
Paint a layer of Mod Podge onto the wood of the frame, then wrap the fabric around. Start with the outside edges first.
Wrap the inside fabric in. Add a layer of Mod Podge over the fabric to keep it all looking nice.
For the backing fabric, I cut a piece of posterboard the size of the frame. I cut a piece of fabric larger than the posterboard and Wonder Under-ed it to the posterboard.
Slip the fabric into the frame then add the cardboard backing to the back of the frame.
Cut out your shape out of Chalkboard Vinyl -
I put the Silhouette settings on Magnet Paper – the vinyl setting won’t work with the Chalkboard vinyl. Trust me.
Add your vinyl frame to the front of the glass – and admire your cute new frame!
You can hang or display your frame any way you’d like – as I mentioned my space is limited. So I glued some strong magnets to the back and hung the cutie on my fridge!
I love that I can change out what it says super easily -
Chalkboard Markers are one of the coolest inventions – no mess – no scritchy chalk sound.
Isn’t it cute?? Do you have a menu board up at home?
Tell me – does it cut down on those “What’s for dinner” questions?
Fingers crossed . . . .