9.07.2012

Dinner Menu Calendar DIY







Having just moved into an apartment, I wanted a fun way to display weekly meals (Or was it that I never wanted to hear, "What's for dinner?" again?). I have seen a ton of different ways to calendar weekly meals but one day I just had this epiphany to make chalkboard magnets for the fridge. I am really happy with how they turned out and it was super easy to do. The most difficult part was waiting for the paint to dry. Just a few tips: I had to do several coats of the chalkboard paint before it looked right. The stencils ended up being a little messier than I expected. So just go slow when you paint them on. Also, I got all the supplies at Michael's Craft Store. Hope you enjoy!

22 comments:

  1. that's such a cute idea, and i bet it'd keep you disciplined to no just order take out haha. and playing with chalk is always so much more fun than just pen and paper :)

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  2. This is a super cute idea. <3

    xoxo,
    Rachel Nicole @ Summer Breeze

    rachyracheshobbycorner.blogspot.com

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  3. this is such a fabulous idea!!! making some of my own asap

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  4. this is awesome! i will definitely be doing this! thanks! for posting :)

    www.lovelyunnecessities.blogspot.com

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  5. i love this idea. i am so lazy with meal planning... pinning...

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  6. I love this! Such a cute and practical idea :)

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  7. Such a cute idea! Must give it a try! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. This is such a fantastic idea! What a great way of sharing with the family what's for dinner instead of being asked the questions.,

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  9. I can already tell you're happier =)

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  10. I always admire people who can plan their meals in advance like this. I think it's a sign of adulthood.

    Unfortunately, we're still a "last minute dinner plans" kind of family.

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  11. Such a good idea! Me and my bf could definitely use this :)

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  12. wow this is a great DIY thanks for sharing!

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  13. I posted about this DIY today and love it! I went to Michaels this morning and got the supplies (they were out of black chalkboard paint, so I'm using green with a mint paint for the stencil). I'm waiting for a second coat of chalkboard paint to dry right now..

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  14. I finished mine on Saturday and finally put a post about it today! I love this so much.

    http://robolibrarian.blogspot.com/2012/09/diy-fridge-chalkboard-menu-magnets.html

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