Hiiii! If you know Holly & I, you know that should be said in a really high voice and dragged out for about 10 seconds. I’ve been somewhat MIA on the blog lately because of a little move across town and no internet until today! I’m excited to be back and am really looking forward to a great 2012.
Today I have a quick little project and printable for you. I’ll admit it’s not the most original idea, but I added a few things top spruce it up. I actually made this for one of my best friends, and it was an easy afternoon project to pull together before her birthday party the same night!
I started with a 8×10 frame that was looking sad, but you could easily find something similar while on a thrifting trip. Or try “shopping your house” and see what you already have! This frame was actually cheap-o plastic, which ended up working nicely since I wanted it to be light enough to hang on the fridge.
Since it was plastic, I did use some Kilz primer before spray painting. Two coats of Krylon’s Blue Ocean Breeze and it was already looking a million times better!
I quickly typed up a list of the days of the week and then started going through my stash of scrapbook paper. It would look great on plain white cardstock, too! I found a cute notebook paper print (12×12) and cut it to 8.5×11 before running it through my printer. Here’s my favorite part: I cut a couple little triangles from more scraps and sewed those right onto the paper. SO easy! (Just don’t look too close at the stitching. I got an awesome new sewing machine for Christmas and WILL learn how to sew this year!)
Trim the paper one more time to 8×10 before replacing it and the glass into the frame. Attach a dry-erase marker with a Velcro sticky dot and you’re done! You can either put it on the kitchen counter or glue strong magnets to the back like I did so my friend could put it on her fridge!
Download your menu here:
Free Menu Printable
If you have the paint lying around, you could make this for less than $5 easily. Or find a cute frame that won’t need to be painted! Either way it’s a fun little way to start being more organized for the new year!