Chalkboard Menu Planner

Today I’m sharing this easy and inexpensive chalkboard menu planner.

Chalkboard Dinner Planner

If I ever win the lottery, I’m hiring a personal chef.  I fail miserably at meal planning.  I don’t enjoy any of it – searching for recipes, making the grocery list, shopping for groceries, and cooking.  I’d much rather be painting something.  But since it’s sort of needed for my family’s survival, I decided to get myself organized.  Today I’m sharing a tutorial for a DIY meal planning chalkboard.  (Because chalkboards always seem to make things seem more fun!)

Chalkboard Before

To make my chalkboard, I used a smaller board (9 1/4″ x 18″) cut from a larger (9 1/4″ x 6′) board.

Taping off Frame

I taped off the edges with painter’s tape because I wanted to easily create a frame around the chalkboard.

Making a faux framw

Next I painted the board with two coats of chalkboard paint.  Once the paint was dry, I removed the painter’s tape.

Faux Frame

I now had a frame around my chalkboard.  Using the chalkboard lettering technique I shared a while back, I added lettering to my chalkboard.  (Click HERE to see the full tutorial!)

Tutorial for chalkboard dinner panner

To download the artwork I used for my chalkboard, click here –>Menu

Making Chalkboard Menu

Below are Amazon (affiliate) links for the china marker I use in this tutorial and the chalk pen is also another great option:


Making a chalkboard

I added stain to my frame, and my chalkboard menu was complete!

Chalkboard Menu

Until I hire that personal chef, I’ll keep organized with this chalkboard meal planner.

Go create something!

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