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Monday, April 18, 2011

Magnetic Menu Board

I have a child who ALWAYS wants to know “What’s for dinner?” So I thought it would be neat to display it on a fun little menu board.  AND because of the lack of wall space in my kitchen I decided to make it magnetic so it could go on my fridge.
I raided my craft supplies and came up with this.
A stencil, a 9x12 canvas board, some chalkboard paint and some ribbon.
First you apply the chalkboard paint. Make sure you follow the directions.
Here I had applied the paint, let it dry, “seasoned” it by rubbing chalk all over it and then wiping it off, and then painted the word “Menu” at the top.
Next I decided that it needed something else so I got some ribbon and hot glued it around the edge. As you’ll can see, it’s not perfect. But when you’re dealing with hot glue, things rarely are. LOL! But I still like it.
The corners were a little ugly so I wanted to cover them up with something. The only thing I could find at the time was some pom-poms. So that’s what I used.

I then applied some strips of magnet to the back.
Voila! You’re all done.
Here it is, proudly displayed on my fridge.
P.S. That’s not what we had for supper that night. LOL! It was the first thing that came to my head when I was thinking of what to write. Just thought you’d want to know!
Now I’m off to menu plan.
Have a fabulous day my friends!
I’m linking up with:

The DIY Show Off


  1. Soooo cute! The red ribbon just makes it pop. Last night my menu would have read: Find it and eat it! Ha! So my daughter's facebook post was, "Sour Patch Kids for dinner-yum!" Oiy to the vay! Normally Sunday nights are snacky nights for us. We eat left overs or just cook vegetables and rice or even have popcorn and a movie. But not normally sour patch kids.

  2. It's adorable! I actually LOVE the pom poms...they are cute!

  3. What a great idea! Very cute!

  4. Hey Kim...Haven’t stopped in for a while. This is really cool! We always post what we are having on the fridge for the week. We use a simple (boring) piece of paper.... but not any more! I love this idea! Thanks.....mmmm lasagna sounds pretty good :o) God bless

  5. Very cute! And your fridge is so neat too.

  6. Great job my crafty friend!! Love how it turned out!

    Big mine-would-keep-having-things-crossed-out-and-changed-at-the-last-minute size hugs to you!! Love you! :)

  7. That is really adorable; and it's super simple, which drew me in from the get go.:)Love it!:)


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