I’m so excited to introduce my guest today! Her name is Natalie, and she has a GORGEOUS Etsy shop called PaperFlora. It’s full of handmade clutches, bags and ringbearer pillows. I could spend all day there. She’s adding new things all the time. If you’re looking for holiday gifts, a little something for yourself, or wedding party gifts your friends and family will love, I’d highly recommend checking it out!
Natalie is here today to share a brilliant project to keep your family from interrupting your crafting time to find out what they’re having for dinner. The next challenge is to get them to look at it before they ask!
“What’s for dinner?”
Those words can send me running for the hills. Don’t get me wrong I enjoy cooking, most of the time, and when my girls were younger I cooked a lot more than I do now. But answering the question "what’s for dinner and what are we having tomorrow?" just drove me nuts.
So when I found this project for a Menu Board I had to try it.
What you’ll need:
A picture frame with glass (I used an 8.5×11).
One piece of patterned paper, I used scrapbook paper with a small pin dot so that it wouldn’t obstruct the writing.
Computer and printer.
10 inches of coordinating ribbon.
Thin point dry erase marker.
Step 1– If your paper isn’t trimmed to 8.5×11 trim it so that it will fit in your printer paper tray.
Step 2 – Open up a word processing application (I used Word) and center the word "menu" at the top of the page. Then on the left hand margin type in the days of the week and print.
I printed it a couple of times until I got the word placement just right. When I had it the way I wanted I then placed my scrapbook paper in to print.
Step 3 – Place the printed paper in the picture frame and close the back.
Step 4 – Tie the ribbon around the dry erase pen and attach to the back of the frame. You don’t have to do this step but it keeps the pen from getting lost.
And that’s it, you are ready to tell the whole family what’s for dinner or what you’d like them to make you for dinner.
Mine sits on top of my refrigerator and believe it or not my family checks it when they come in the kitchen!
This also makes a great house warming or thank you gift. And don’t forget Christmas is only 53 days away!
Let me know what you think…go give it a try!
My favorite is Friday – You’re On Your Own…I’m instituting that in my house right now! Please take a minute to check out PaperFlora on Etsy. If you’re a pinner, you can also find PaperFlora on Pinterest. Thank you Natalie!