Ginger Snap Crafts: chalkboard menu board {tutorial}
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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

chalkboard menu board {tutorial}

{chalkboard} menu board from GingerSnapCrafts.com
It's January! Time for those New Year's resolutions! Yay! Well, one of my goals this year is to be more organized in my kitchen! I've found that if I plan my meals out that I spend less money at the store, and I save so much time at home. No more....what's for dinner? We will already know. :) I made this super easy chalkboard menu board to hang {on the wall} of our kitchen. It's a great place to keep track of what's for dinner.
 
I just used a piece of glass, chalkboard spray paint, some extra trim we had left over for my outdoor chalkboard project, washi tape & mod podge to put this all together. I had all the supplies on hand so it didn't really cost me anything to make. Yay! I really love how it turned out!

My hubby actually made the frame for me!  Sorry no pictures…but you could easily use an old frame you already had or one from a thrift store.
 
A couple of months ago I saw this cute washi tape frame from Create.Craft.Love.  So just pop over here & see how she made hers. :)
 
washi tape project
 
The only thing I did differently was that I put a layer of mod podge on top of my washi tape.  The tape won’t be removable after that but it will prevent your washi tape from curling up later on.
 
washi tape

FYI: I bought this chervon washi tape from Pick Your Plum. Isn’t it cute??!!
 
{our menu} upclose

To make my chalkboard I just spray painted a piece of glass with chalkboard spray paint.  Love that stuff! :) After it dried I applied some vinyl lettering to make my menu.  {FYI:  I used My Own Topher font for my vinyl lettering.}
 
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10 comments:

  1. I love this chalkboard menu and think this would make a really great gift for a family or someone who loves to cook! Tank you so much for sharing and great job in the challenge!

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  2. I love how you've used the washi. I have rolls and rolls of the stuff but haven't crafted much with it. You've given me some inspiration.

    Atta Girl Amy
    AttaGirlSays.com

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  3. Awesome chalkboard project. Thanks for the tip on putting the mod podge over the tape. I wouldn't have thought of that.

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    Nancy
    http://www.dosmallthingswithlove.com/2013/01/hello-and-welcome-to-first-oldie-but.html

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  5. That is adorable! I'm definitely pinning this and showing my sister who is desperately trying to stay on top of planning menus for the whole week! Thanks :)

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  6. I guess that it was yours! And love how you used the washi tape as the border. Cool!

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  7. Yup, I was right! I had a harder time figuring out which ones was yours this week but I think I got you!

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  8. So cute Ginger! I need to make one of these pronto!!!

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  9. The menu board looks awesome! I love the chevron washi!

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  10. That is really cute! I love the chevron and the circles with the letters. You should post it each week and show us what's on your menu :)

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