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DIY Magnetic Chalkboard Menu

What’s for dinner? The age old question at our house. Let’s just say meal planning is not our specialty. If we don’t have a plan in advance, we end up tossing some quesadillas in the oven and calling that dinner. And while I do love quesadillas, a more balanced meal is usually the goal.To help us master this task, I decided to start making a menu over the weekend for the upcoming week. This way we can buy any groceries needed and have time to prep. Initially, I bought a dry erase board from the dollar store to hang on the fridge with the week’s plan.DIY Magnetic Chalkboard Menu

Definitely nothing fancy.DIY Magnetic Chalkboard Menu

While this inexpensive option served its purpose, I have been wanting a more stylish menu that was easier to convert from week to week. Inevitably, I end up having to re-write all the days of the week when I accidentally erase some of them, which I hate doing. Then I saw these magnetic letters.DIY Magnetic Chalkboard Menu

I am pretty sure every child of the 80s had these, am I wrong? I have seen many cute projects done with these on Pinterest, but I never had a purpose for them myself, until now. These would be perfect for days of the week on my menu board!DIY Magnetic Chalkboard Menu

When I was at the store picking up my magnetic letters, I found a small cookie sheet for only $0.88, which would be perfect for the base of my menu.DIY Magnetic Chalkboard Menu

The only problem left to solve was how to write on it? I used dry erase markers on my old menu board, but I didn’t think that would work on a cookie sheet. Then I saw the chalkboard paint. I tend to gravitate toward chalkboard items because of the ease of erasing them. And with a chalk pencil, you get nice crisp writing.DIY Magnetic Chalkboard Menu

Because my magnetic letters came in a multitude of colors, I also picked up some silver spray paint to unify them.DIY Magnetic Chalkboard Menu

With all the components for my menu board, I headed home to get started.DIY Magnetic Chalkboard Menu

First, I spray painted my letters and my cookie sheet.DIY Magnetic Chalkboard Menu

Once everything was dry, I added magnetic strips to the cookie sheet so it would stick to the fridge.DIY Magnetic Chalkboard Menu

Then I arranged my letters and wrote up the weeks menu.DIY Magnetic Chalkboard Menu

This entire project cost me only $13 and it is a much more attractive way to display the weekly plan! You could also use this to help keep track of weekly events or tasks for the family. Truly multi-purpose 🙂DIY Magnetic Chalkboard MenuDIY Magnetic Chalkboard MenuDIY Magnetic Chalkboard Menu

I think my favorite dinner is Saturday night!DIY Magnetic Chalkboard MenuDIY Magnetic Chalkboard MenuDIY Magnetic Chalkboard MenuDIY Magnetic Chalkboard MenuDIY Magnetic Chalkboard MenuDIY Magnetic Chalkboard Menu
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