Friday, December 27, 2013

Let's Get Organized!

For those of you that don't know, I'd planned on having a booth at the L.D. Bell Craft Fair the first weekend in December. I've done it twice before with lackluster results. But thought, maybe this was my year. My friend let me share her booth space and it was a prime spot. Unfortunately, a HUGE ice storm hit us around that same time. We were out from school 2 days and the craft fair was canceled. Boo! Not postponed. Boo! Just canceled. Boooooo!
So a few of the bigger items I'd made will eventually make it to my shop but shipping costs may prohibit that. Wondering if my consignment friends would like me to send them there??
So now on to the post......
A great way to keep your family organized for the next year is a menu board. You log what you'll be serving. Everyone knows what to expect. Plus, you commit yourself to actually making it. Putting it in writing makes it more of a commitment.
The first chalkboard menu board I made I framed in wine corks.

Yes, they are authentic and have been removed from an actual bottle of wine.

The back looks like this. Just in case you get tired of being organized or need a break. It hangs by a twine rope that my husband drilled holes for. I tied knots in one side (the menu side) and it loops around the back.

The 2nd menu board is also chalkboard but with dining utensils as a frame. All I did was buy old utensils and spray paint them a robin's egg blue.

I glued them on with E 6000.

I decorated the back, just in case you get bored with menu planning.....
My 3rd menu board is a dry erase board. I used an old frame that I spray painted black. Behind the glass I did an arrangement of papers that are super retro and fun! All you have to do is buy a dry erase marker and write on top of the glass. Erase each week with a paper towel and rewrite.

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Bonnie a.k.a. LadyBlogger said...

these menu boards are wonderful! I pinned this to my "home" board on Pinterest.

Reduce, Reuse, Renewed said...

What a fun chalkboard! The spoons and forks make a cute frame.

momofmany said...

I want the wine cork one. Love it!

Alison Agnew said...

you have such a
delightful blog
and i adore these chalkboard
menu board ideas!

the cork framed one

would love for you to share
at Fridays Unfolded!


cathy@my1929charmer said...

What a cute chalkboard with the forks and spoons, so cute! Love the color too! Thanks so much for sharing your creative inspiration at Sundays' Best!