Today I’m sharing this easy and inexpensive chalkboard menu 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!)
To make my chalkboard, I used a smaller board (9 1/4″ x 18″) cut from a larger (9 1/4″ x 6′) board.
I taped off the edges with painter’s tape because I wanted to easily create a frame around the chalkboard.
Next I painted the board with two coats of chalkboard paint. Once the paint was dry, I removed the painter’s tape.
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!)
To download the artwork I used for my chalkboard, click here –>Menu
Below are Amazon (affiliate) links for the china marker I use in this tutorial and the chalk pen is also another great option:
I added stain to my frame, and my chalkboard menu was complete!
Until I hire that personal chef, I’ll keep organized with this chalkboard meal planner.
Go create something!
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