Sunday, January 2, 2011

Menu Boards…

Today was a crafting day. My friend, Christine, and I decided to make menu boards since we’ve always admired them on Kim’s blog at A Girl and a Glue Gun. We took her idea and ran with it today.

We picked up 12” x 12” frames, acrylic paint and a roll of magnet tape at Hobby Lobby; some scrapbook paper for the backgrounds from Joann’s; metal sheeting at Home Depot; and I ordered the clear, acrylic calendar sheets from Oriental Trading Company. I also downloaded a cute digital scrapbooking kit for the lettering and flowers.

We painted our frames a creamy vanilla color, then brown over that so we could sand them a little to make them rustic. Then we inserted the clear calendar, scrapbook background, metal sheeting and cardboard frame backer. I used my digital kit to print out the months and flowers (for the first pic). We used a craft punch to cut out the little magnetic menu items. We left most of them blank for now to fill in later.

This one is mine. I’m planning on displaying it on this cookbook easel….

IMG_0990

This one is Christine’s. She’s going to put magnets on the back and display it on her refrigerator…

IMG_0994

I'm linking up at Somewhat Simple's Strut your Stuff Thursday...

giveaways

While we made our menu boards, Lauren made some yummy Play Dough cinnamon rolls…

IMG_0992

12 comments:

Jacquie said...

Great idea! Love it.

Julie said...

Cute!

Kim said...

VERY CUTE...
love them..
You come up with such cute stuff..
Happy New year..

Carolin said...

You are ONE talented woman! Those look great!!!

Enjoyed your card, sorry we didn't get any out this year. I'm thinking of sending a 'Happy summer card' this year!

Jodee Leader said...

Love, love, love your menu boards!

Carol and Taylor said...

Swear to god, you could open a store your crafts are so professional. My crafts? Look like a 7 yr old's art project. That would be a 7 yr old who possesses NO art talent's art project. Wow is all i can say.

Ladybugsmom said...

love it where can i buy one as cute as yours...you are the crafty bee!

Diane and John said...

Donna....you are a regular Martha Stewert. You need to start your own business! Very ingenious....Your recipes sound yummy

Cara said...

This is really cute! BTW, we're bringing our daughter home from China after CNY!!!! I'm just waiting on TA!!!

Makeup By LisaMarie said...

This is sooooo adorable and crafty!! I love the idea!

Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com said...

LOVE this message board!! Such a good idea! If you have a chance come link up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings next week! www.ladybug-blessings.com

Kimbo West @ a girl and a glue gun said...

I DEMAND you take this down! only cause it is WAYYYY cuter than mine! (I'm so not being serious!) I love and adore both to them....digging the circles! GREAT JOB!