What’s for dinner?
Are the kids back in school? Do you need a fun way to keep your weekly dinner plan organized? Check out this super easy DIY menu board project. You’ll use some burlap, Dritz flocked iron-on letters, and a store-bought picture frame to create a handy wipe-off menu board that’ll keep the whole family on track. Serve up some fun with this quick menu board craft project.
What you’ll need:
- 11” x 14” picture frame with glass
- 11” x 14” piece of burlap
- 10” ribbon
- Liquid Stitch™ original fabric glue
- Fray Check™ seam sealant
- Dritz® soft flock iron-on lettering (font of your choice – we used Monogram)
- Scissors or rotary cutter and mat
- Iron and ironing surface
- Needle and thread
- Dry erase marker
|Open the frame and set aside its backer board, the glass and the frame itself. Apply Liquid Stitch to the backer board as shown.|
|Position the board face down on the burlap to adhere. Trim off the excess burlap.|
|Apply Fray Check to the edges of the burlap. Allow both the glue and the Fray Check to dry thoroughly.|
|To create the bow, fold the ribbon in half lengthwise. With your needle and thread, tack the two sides together 1-1/2” from the center fold. Separate the two sides and flatten the loop that you just created. This will make the loops and streamers of the bow. Wrap a small piece of ribbon around the middle and glue. Let dry.|
|Gently peel the flocked iron-on letters from the backing, and position them on the burlap with the adhesive down. Press with the iron for approximately 30-45 seconds. Do not move the iron when applying.|
To finish: glue the ribbon to the burlap. Allow to dry and reassemble your frame. Now grab your dry erase marker and begin planning!
So don’t let back-to-school time be overwhelming – it’s easy to stay organized with a few clever projects like this! This craft project can also be personalized – depending on the size of iron-on lettering you choose, you can add the chef’s name to the menu board if you choose. Happy making (and eating!).