Friday, October 1, 2010

Magnet Menu

So I've been wanting a way to have a menu where I can plan out the weeks meals but not just on a boring piece of paper. So I got an idea in mind and finally got around to putting it into action.



The first thing I did was cut rectangles of cardboard. I used the leftover scraps from when I made my cookbook magazine storage boxes :) I cut out 9 squares, one for each day of the week and an extra for Sunday and Saturday since we're home for lunch as well.


Then I placed a laminating sheet (you can find these at office stores) on a piece of scrapbook paper. I cut this into 9 rectangles that were just a little larger than the cardboard.


I glued the laminated paper to the cardboard. The cardboard serves as a sturdy backing so that the papers not flimsy and it's easier to write on.


This is why I cut the paper a little larger. You can't see the cardboard behind but it still has support.


Then I got a roll of magnetic strip and cut it into pieces and attached in the corners.


I had found these at the dollar store for only a buck.


I didn't like the way they looked so I printed the days and M E N U * on cardstock and attached them to the front of the dollar store magnets. I mod-podged them down, but suggest hot-gluing them because they didn't adhere well. I did add a layer of Mod-Podge on the top. It adds a little stability and a cleaner look.



My final product:


The great thing is the laminating surface is a GREAT dry erase surface. The ink just wipes off! And you can easily rearrange the menu if you decide you want a certain meal another day. For example, we ended up having chicken strips on Tuesday and steaks on Wednesday. I just moved the squares :) The M E N U and days magnets are great for when you want to stick recipes or reminders on the fridge too!

Ok, well have a great weekend everyone!







25 comments:

Keli said...

I love it!!

Alison said...

Very cute idea...love the patterned paper too. New follower from DIC blog hop!

Blessings,

Alison
Stuff and Nonsense

Lily's Laundry Boutique said...

cute!Thanks for linking up tp Fabulous Friday Follow. Have a great weekend. www.lilyslaundryboutique.blogspot.com

Georgia said...

This is wonderful. We just write it on the calendar but it looks messy.

xx

Terry said...

Great Idea!!! I am going to have to do something like that. If it is not written down....we forget about it.

I am a new follower from Boost My Blog. I would appreciate it if you could stop over and check me out...possibly follow.

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Enjoy Country Living said...

Have a blessed week end
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LaDy LaDuke said...

Hi Courtney! Very nice name, and just stopping by to say hello to a fellow Lovely Blog award recipient.

Cheers!
Courtney~LaDy LaDuke

Ashley @ The Hillside Home said...

SUCH A CUTE IDEA!!!!!

Jerri said...

Hi. I'm your newest Friday Follower. Hope you will follow me too!

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Colie's Kitchen said...

Hi this is Nicole from ColiesKitchen.com. I just wanted to stop by and tell you how much I l love following your blog! Happy Follow Friday!! Have a super weekend!! www.colieskitchen.com

Alicia said...

I came here the first time from the blog hop. Great site!

Sunshine SAHM said...

Nice! My husband is always wanting the menu plan for the week, and I'm always trying to avoid giving it to him because if I switch things up he gets confused. :) Now I won't have to worry about switching AND I won't have to constantly answer the question "What's for Dinner?" Great idea!

Queen Snarfy said...

I'm a new follower and I found your blog from the Crafting with the Stars entry. Very cute idea! I love it! Great for busy moms like me! :)

Emily Joyce said...

Hi! I found your blog through Colies Kitchen Friday blog hop, and I'm so glad I did! I LOVE this menu idea! I attempt to be crafty sometimes, and I can tell I'll find a lot of inspiration here:) Congratulations on almost 200 followers! That's exciting! Well, I'm going to go follow you now so I can get started on reading your posts :)

Cheryl B. said...

What a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

erin.nicole said...

I'm a new follower from the friday blog hop, and I love your blog! I can't wait to see more of your posts! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

http://erinbrady14.blogspot.com

xoxo, Erin

Krista said...

This is way cute. I just did something similar with a baking sheet. I love that it's easy to organize, yet easy to change too. And it looks amazing! Stopping by from Tatertots & Jello.

Krista
whilehewasnapping.blogspot.com

Young and Crafty said...

That turned out great! I love how you can just erase and rewrite for the next week.

Thanks for linking up to Scraptastic Saturday!

Hannah @ http://youngancrafty.blogspot.com/

Emily said...

Great idea and super cute! If I actually cooked and prepared meals, I'd be all over this one!

I do love me some organization, though, so I'm sure this could be adapted to other projects:) Great job!

Lorie said...

That is such a clever idea! Even if you didn't make them dry erase, you could just put your favorite menu items on a bunch of them and mix them up for the entire month!

Thanks for linking up to Show and Tell Saturday!

Kristy said...

Oh, how cool! I'm a menu planner type. Love new ideas! Here from Lamb.

Kimbo West @ a girl and a glue gun said...

so cute! love it!

Sassy Sites! said...

very cute!! Having a Menu makes dinner time a little more enjoyable around our house! :) Thanks for linking up to Sassy Sites "trash to treasure Tuesday!!"

xoxo
Marni @ Sassy Sites!

Virginia said...

I love this menu! I have a dry erase board I've been trying to use, but it isn't very inspiring given that the last menu written on it is from November... brilliant making it easy to swap meals!

Scrappy Gifts said...

What a great idea with the laminating so you can rewrite the menu each week. Thanks for linking up to Scrappy Saturdays!

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