Easy Crafts: Make a Burlap Menu Board

August 22, 2013

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.

Easy Crafts: Make a Burlap Menu Board

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
  • Ruler
  • Needle and thread
  • Dry erase marker

Easy Crafts: Make a Burlap Menu Board Open the frame and set aside its backer board, the glass and the frame itself. Apply Liquid Stitch to the backer board as shown.

Easy Crafts: Make a Burlap Menu Board Position the board face down on the burlap to adhere. Trim off the excess burlap.

Easy Crafts: Make a Burlap Menu Board Apply Fray Check to the edges of the burlap. Allow both the glue and the Fray Check to dry thoroughly.

Easy Crafts: Make a Burlap Menu Board 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.

Easy Crafts: Make a Burlap Menu Board 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!).


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