My mother-in-law, Robin, sent me this idea for planning a weekly menu and shopping list, which I thought was so FUN. (Thank you!)
I happened to read her email on a Saturday morning. I also happened to have all the materials to do this project at my house. So I made it.
I told Nate it was a good thing that I keep a bunch of crafty stuff hanging around. He just smiled as he raised his eyebrows and nodded his head.
I was going to wait to write a post about this because A. I don't know if I'll enjoy using it for a long time and B. I don't know if I'll actually use it for a long time.
However, it's really cute and it's a great idea. So, I thought I'd post about it anyway because maybe someone reading this will find this helpful?? (By the way, I am currently using and enjoying it, but it's only been a couple days.)
So, here's my version of the menu board - with heavy duty magnets hot glued on the back:
|It's made out of an 11x17 frame. I used fabric instead of cute paper like the original menu board. I also started by leaving the glass on, like she told me to, but you can't use hot glue on glass - it doesn't stick. So, I took the glass out of the frame. I hot glued the fabric on to the old picture that was in the frame (you can use cardboard - whatever works). Then I hot glued the clothespins on to the fabric. I also made little pockets out of fabric and hot glued those on. No sewing! She used crayon boxes covered in paper for the containers/pockets, but I didn't have those available.|
|I printed out different meals we like to eat.|
It was such a fun project to make, and I sure enjoy knowing what meals we can choose from for the week!