Reusable Menu Board

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By Kid’s Craft Contributor, Gillian from the blog “Dried Figs and Wooden Spools”.

I’m a menu planner, in fact, I have a hard time functioning in the kitchen without a solid plan. I even plan our meals when we are on vacation. It saves time and money and helps us to keep from wasting food because generally, we only buy just what we need for the week, so there’s not much that has a chance to waste away on a back shelf.

For the past year I’ve been using a cute little notepad to keep track of what we are eating and when, but this week when I sat down to write up our meals and our grocery list, I found that I had only two pages left. I could, of course, go pick up another one, but I love a challenge, so I decided to make my own.

The hardest part of this was designing the template so I’ll save you the trouble and give you a few versions of the one I made to download, but if you’re handy with Adobe Illustrator, the possibilities are endless! Design away!

This version is sized to fit an 8 x 10 inch clip frame but you could resize it at a copy shop very easily to fit whatever frame you want. I like the clip frame because it’s easier to write on.

Here’s what you need:

1 8 x 10 clip frame
Printed menu card
Ruler and Xacto knife

1. Print out your card and trim to fit your glass. My printer was a little low on ink so mine turned out light, but it works.

2. Clean both sides of your glass and wipe dry.

3. Assemble the clip frame with your menu card inside. Presto! Using a dry erase marker, you can keep track of your meals and have something fun hanging on your wallthat wasn’t created by a two year old!

*You can also glue strong magnets to the back to mount your menu card on the fridge!

Download your  menu template here:

Blue Menu Template

Yellow Menu Template

Red Menu Template

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About Gillian

Gillian Grimm lives in Charlottesville, Virginia where she balances writing, cooking and crafts with eight chickens, two kids, a dog, a cat and a husband. As the daughter of a Journalist, she grew up all over the United States, switching schools, towns and newspapers every few years and loved every minute of it! She now works as a freelance writer, primarily in the craft industry but with a few forays into travel writing, narrative non-fiction and educational matters. Gillian was recently published in the literary journal the “The Northville Review”. You can find more of Gillian’s work at “Dried Figs and Wooden Spools”.

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