DIY Menu Board - Engineer Mommy
Jul 242017
 

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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

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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.

DIY Menu Board

DIY Menu Board


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.
DIY Menu Board

DIY Menu Board


Next, gather some scrapbook stickers. It’s time to boost the pretty factor of this frame- and yes, that’s a technical term!
DIY Menu Board

DIY Menu Board


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?
DIY Menu Board

DIY Menu Board


Next, I printed out some meal planning worksheets. I printed out Recipe Cards, Grocery Shopping Lists, Meal Planning Guides, and Conversion Charts.
DIY Menu Board

DIY Menu Board


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.

DIY Menu Board

DIY Menu Board


For the recipe cards, I printed out plenty of them so I will have enough for a while.
DIY Menu Board

DIY Menu Board


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.
DIY Menu Board

DIY Menu Board


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.
DIY Menu Board

DIY Menu Board


Scotch® Magic™ Tape is basically invisible once it’s in place, which makes it the ideal choice for these kinds of projects.
DIY Menu Board

DIY Menu Board


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.
DIY Menu Board

DIY Menu Board


Go above and beyond with Scotch® Magic™ Tape! It’s time to prepare for success!
DIY Menu Board

DIY Menu Board

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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.

DIY Menu Board

DIY Menu Board


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.
DIY Menu Board

DIY Menu Board


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.
DIY Menu Board

DIY Menu Board


With this menu board, planning my family’s meals is no longer a chore. It’s actually something fun that I look forward to!
DIY Menu Board

DIY Menu Board


Look for Scotch™ Brand and Post-it® Brand products in the School Supplies section at Walmart.
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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.







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11 Responses to “DIY Menu Board”

  1. That is a super cute idea. I don’t meal plan and always end up cooking something on the fly, but once I get myself more organized I can see this REALLY helping me :)

  2. Very easy DIY menu board project. I don’t have anything that fancy. Maybe it is time to make my menu look pretty.

  3. This is the best idea for menu planning I’ve ever seen! I love how cute this board is, and I love how easy it is to make. Easy is key for me.

  4. I am loving your menu board, what an awesome idea to have on your kitchen wall, I definitely need some of that tape as well, I am always looking for a good tape.

  5. This is such a cute idea! This would definitely keep everyone from asking me all the time what’s for dinner.

  6. Your DIY menu board is really cute. I like everything in it and I will definitely make one :)

  7. I think this is far nicer than many I have seen for purchase in stores! I am also in desperate need of Scotch tape! My husband picked up some generic stuff last time and it’s awful!

  8. I love what you did on your board. Why haven’t I thought of purring up a conversion chart? Thanks for the idea.

  9. This is such a great way to get organized! I am seriously so disorganized when it comes to meals, half the time I don’t even have what I need to put together a decent meal. Half the time I don’t see my husband at dinner time because I am out the door with the kids to sports practice. I would like to make a better effort when school is back in session!

  10. I used to be organized enough to plan my meals out a week ahead. I had to back then because things were so hectic. I love the board, though. I’m sure I could find other uses for it!

  11. What a fun idea! I was just talking to my daughter about planning meals. She’s a young mom who’s just getting going. I’m thinking my grandson and I should make her one of these boards. It would be a great way to spend an afternoon and he would have something he made helping his mom every day! x

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