Menu Planning Board {DIY}

I promised a tutorial of the Menu Planning Board I showed a picture of in the Summertime Eat Down Your Pantry Challenge.  So, here it is...  It's a fairly simple project, and you can probably use lots of things that you already have around the house...

What's Needed:
An 8.5" x 11" picture frame or certificate frame
A piece of scrapbook paper to fit in the frame
7 Clothespins (or 5, if you only want to do a weekday plan)
Scrapbook Paper to put on the the clothespins
Mod Podge
Days of the Week Letters (S, M, T, W, etc.)
An envelope or make your own out of scrapbook paper
Plain white paper (cut into strips)
Laminator and laminating sheets
Hot Glue Gun
Dry Erase Marker

1.  Put your decorative paper inside the picture frame.

2.  Cut strips of paper as big as the clothespins, for 7 clothespins.

3.  Apply Mod Podge to the clothespin itself, then attach the strips of paper to the clothespins.  Apply Mod Podge over the paper.  Let dry over night.

4.  While waiting for the clothespins to dry, make the slips of paper that will be used to write the daily dinners on.  All you do is cut pieces of paper to the size that fits best with your picture frame.  Put them into a laminating sheet and run it through the laminator.   Then, cut the pieces out after laminated.

5.  Next, hot glue the clothespins to the glass of the picture frame.

6.  Then, hot glue the days of the week letters to the clothespins.

7.  Then, glue the envelope to the glass.  And, put the laminated slips into the 'pocket'.

8.  When you've planned your meals for the week, then write them on the laminated slips with a dry
erase marker, and clothespin them to the appropriate day of the week.

9.  Rotate meals as necessary.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, and are jumping at the bit to make one yourselves!!  Let me know how it turns out...

How do you make your meals "available" for your family to see (so they're not asking "What's for dinner?" all the time??

Thanks for stopping by!

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