I have the best of intentions. Don’t we all? I want my family to be organized, and our renovations to go off without a hitch, and everyone to get where they need to be on time. But I’m a busy mom… so I have to give myself slack when we are ten minutes late to an event or my kids eat chicken nuggets for the second time this week. Speaking of which… I have successfully done meal planning in the past and when I was on top of it, we ate healthier, spent less on groceries, and worried less. IT’S SO WORTH IT! But, as with many other things, we forget. So I made myself a kitchen menu board. I know it won’t be used all the time, but sometimes is better than no times! And I have the best of intentions!
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When I saw these acrylic picture frames at Michaels, I loved them! I knew they would be perfect for this project because of the acrylic pieces that you can write-on with water-soluble markers, and erase after. So I snatched two of those up.
I’ve been sharing the Cricut machine with you. The Cricut Vinyl can be used on any Cricut machine and comes in a ton of beautiful new patterns and colour tones! It has a matte finish (my fave!), it’s removable, and it’s super easy to weed and apply to your surface (as you’re about to see!).
Here’s everything you need for your DIY kitchen menu board:
- Cricut Machine
- Adhesive vinyl (in gold)
- Weeding Tool
- Transfer Tape
- Black Acrylic frames (found at Michaels)
- Water soluble markers (found at Michaels)
- Link to the Design Space Project: HERE
How to Make Your DIY Kitchen Menu Board:
Open this design in the Cricut Design Space. I put brown boxes in to represent the size of my acrylic sheet, but they do not have to be cut, so feel free to delete those before cutting.
Hit “Make It” and get ready to cut everything out. I moved my patterns over a bit to give some space between each one. I like to be able to cut the designs out individually for the transfer tape later, and I find it easier if there is a little bit of space between them. Just click and drag the designs to where you want them cut.
Make sure your beautiful pearl Cricut Machine is set to vinyl and cut out your design.
Transferring your adhesive vinyl to a new surface is soooo easy with transfer tape! First cut around your words, and then use your weeding tool to remove the vinyl around the words. Cut a piece of transfer tape that is slightly bigger than your word, peel off the backing, and place it overtop of the design. The transfer tape will gently lift your design off it’s backing. Next, apply the words to the acrylic, and slowly remove the transfer tape, leaving the design behind.
Once the words are transferred, all you have to do is find a nice spot on your wall to hang them!
I love the look of the gold vinyl against the black, and I LOVE these frames as the backdrop for my menu board!
It blends into our kitchen perfectly, and actually makes me want to do my meal planning! lol. I’m sure that won’t last forever…
The grocery list is so handy too. I just write down food as it comes up, and take a picture of the grocery list as I head out the door!
Let me know if you make your own kitchen menu board! I’d love to see it!
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