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!).