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Is it just me or is the summer flying by? The fact is that August is rapidly approaching and that means one thing – it’s time to start getting ready for the back-to-school season. This year, I am trying to focus on dining out less frequently & preparing meals at home more often. To help make my meal prep at home more streamlined and efficient, I created a fabulous DIY Menu Board using Scotch® Magic™ Tape Refill Rolls with Bonus Dispenser.
DIY Menu Board
Want to make your own menu board to organize your meals? Here is how this easy project comes together. Start by gathering a large picture frame (mine is 16″x24″) and some wrapping paper. I like the modern, clean lines of this gray-striped paper.
Cut the wrapping paper and place inside the frame. Don’t have wrapping paper you love? You could also use a large piece of fabric or multiple sheets of scrapbook paper.
Next, gather some scrapbook stickers. It’s time to boost the pretty factor of this frame- and yes, that’s a technical term!
I added a number of these gorgeous flower stickers to the corners and also used some alphabet sticker to spell out “Meal Planner” directly on the frame. Looking much prettier already, am I right?
Next, I printed out some meal planning worksheets. I printed out Recipe Cards, Grocery Shopping Lists, Meal Planning Guides, and Conversion Charts.
Want to download these worksheets for yourself? Simply click on the names below to download the corresponding files:
Next, I used a pair of scissors to remove the white borders on each of the sheets.
For the recipe cards, I printed out plenty of them so I will have enough for a while.
To assemble this board, I picked up some supplies from Walmart: Scotch® Magic™ Tape Refill Rolls with Bonus Dispenser (make sure you find the package with the bonus dispenser), Scotch® Magic™ Tape, Scotch™ Double Sided Tape, Post-it® Super Sticky Notes, and Post-it® Page Markers. I know these products will come in handy throughout the school year to help me stay on track with my goals.
Scotch® Magic™ Tape sticks very well to many surfaces so it’s a pleasure to use. Plus, I love that the tape rips so cleanly & easily and it’s completely invisible once it’s adhered. I used the tape to adhere the printables directly to the glass of my menu board. Once the week is over, I can simply print a new set of printables for the board. Alternatively, I can slip these sheets inside some page protectors and adhere those to the board – then, I can use a dry erase marker over and over again.
Scotch® Magic™ Tape is basically invisible once it’s in place, which makes it the ideal choice for these kinds of projects.
Plus, with this 6-pack of Scotch® Magic™ Tape Refill Rolls from Walmart, I love that I am getting a great everyday deal and I won’t have to head back to the store for refills for a long time.
Go above and beyond with Scotch® Magic™ Tape! It’s time to prepare for success!
prepare for success
I also used the Post-it® Page Markers to highlight a few notes for myself directly on the board. I made note of the fact that on Thursday, we will have friends coming over for dinner. Did you know that you’re 42% more likely to accomplish & remember things if you write them down*? Be sure to make it stick with Post-it® Brand products.
Here is the Menu Board hanging on the wall in my kitchen. I love that it’s both cute and functional for keeping track of my goals throughout the school year.
Plus, the top of the frame doubles as a spot for holding my pen. I think this project was a success- I really love the way it came out.
With this menu board, planning my family’s meals is no longer a chore. It’s actually something fun that I look forward to!
Look for Scotch™ Brand and Post-it® Brand products in the School Supplies section at Walmart.
Watch this cute video that showcases how Post-it® Brand products are helping people tackle their goals!
Incorporate Scotch™ Brand and Post-it® Brand products into your back-to-school plans and see how they can help you keep track of your goals. Now, I’d love to hear from you: what are your back-to-school goals this year?
*Matthews, G. (2007). The impact of commitment, accountability, and written goals on goal achievement. Paper presented at the 87th Convention of Western Psychological Association, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.