Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Whatever Wednesday: Chalkboard Menu

I saw this idea on Groop Dealz one day and I knew that I had to make it! We don't have very much wall space in our kitchen, so I couldn't put up my tile. I use chalkboard vinyl from Expressions Vinyl but you could use the dry erase vinyl too. I just didn't trust myself with a marker by the fridge, especially since we are renting.


This is how I made it:
1) I took the chalkboard vinyl and cut it into 4"x4" squares

2) I made eight of them. One will be for notes

3) I took a corner rounder punch and rounded the edges

4) I then put the chalkboard vinyl and put it on the fridge.

I made two rows.

5) Next I cut out some Expressions Vinyl with my Silhouette. I used colors: olive, maize and white.

6) I put all of the days of the week on the fridge. As I was doing it, I realized that the week starts with Sunday, not Monday. Oops. I guess that is when it starts to me :). I used transfer paper to do this (don't use contact paper, it's too sticky and takes off the paint).

7) I wanted to add some little flowers, so I put some on the fridge.

Pretty fun, huh?

Take some chalk and plan your menu! I'm good at planning my menu, I'm not so good at sticking with it! :)

I've had this up for 6 weeks now and it's still doing great! The chalkboard vinyl is awesome!!
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19 comments:

laxsupermom said...

I didn't know you could get chalkboard vinyl. Your menu board looks great! Thanks for sharing.

Joe and Cassie said...

I love it!!! That is such a good idea! I always plan menus then lose my list and forget what I planned.

Bougielyns said...

Great idea! I have some leftover chalkboard vinyl that I was wondering what to do with! I don't have a Silhouette or other vinyl cutting machine so will probably have to adapt this by sticking the chalkboard squares on a board with magnets on the back and add words to that using paper stickers or rubber stamping. Should work well :)

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Rachel said...

What a great idea! I didn't even know they had chalkboard vinyl. I'll have to get some.
Rachel
adventuresofdiymom.blogspot.com

PeggyJean said...

that is a really great idea! Thanks for sharing!

Sarah said...

That is a fabulous idea!!

I featured this today!
http://craftingandcreativity.blogspot.com/2011/11/things-i-like-thursday-16.html

Marilyn said...

This is beyond adorable.NEAT idea. I LOVE it.. I would LOVE if you could link up to my Pin Inspirational Party today pweease.. TY http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/11/pininspirational-thursdays-linky-party.html

Amanda K @ Every Creative Endeavor said...

This is so cute! I love it! I may just have to copy you!! Thank you for thinking to The Every (body's) Creative Endeavor Party!

Theresa said...

Super cute idea. I didn't know about chalkboard vinyl either! Feel free to link up if you like!

Marie said...

This is fabulous! So glad you linked up with us at Show & Share!

Marie
mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com

Melody Lane Designs said...

Great project! TFS

sstone said...

That's really cute. I've really been enjoying all the chalkboard stuff, and I like the vinyl's non'permanance.:)
Shiloh
everydaygameplan.net

Jenfier Harrod said...

Great I wish I had some of that stuff. That was from my daughter Zoi. Come visit her at:
www.ladybugswithzoi.blogspot.com

Vanessa said...

Great idea! I'd love for you to link up at my Do Something Crafty Friday party: http://vanessascraftynest.blogspot.com/2011/11/do-something-crafty-12.html

Danielle said...

Love the menu!

mrshinesclass said...

Love this!

Sharon @ mrshinesclass

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

This is a great idea! You could easily put one of these together and give as a Christmas gift! :) Thanks for sharing on Fancy This Fridays... by the way... SOMEONE has a feature! Hope you'll check it out and grab a button! http://www.trulylovelyblog.com/2011/11/fancy-this-features-49.html

Jessica @ My World - Made By Hand said...

This is fabulous...I love it.

Thanks for linking it to Totally Tutorial Tuesdays. Be sure to check back Friday to see if you were featured.

Jessica
http://myworldmadebyhand.blogspot.com

Jami said...

Your boards turned out amazing! Thanks for sharing your crafty self at the Tuesday To Do Party!
Smiles!
Jami
www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com