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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.
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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.
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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.
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I then applied some strips of magnet to the back.
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Voila! You’re all done.
Here it is, proudly displayed on my fridge.
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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!
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11 comments:

  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.

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

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  3. What a great idea! Very cute!

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  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

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

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  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! :)

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

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