Thursday, January 16, 2014

Dry Erase Menu Board

Well I've had this picture sitting in my garage for at least a year and a half just waiting for a little makeover.  I finally decided it was time to use what I have and get some of the those unfinished projects done.

I found this frame at the thrift store for $3.00.  This is a good sized frame measuring about 22x12.  I thought it would be perfect for a menu board.  I won some vinyl a year and a half ago from another blogger so I could make my own menu board and am FINALLY getting around to making it.

I painted it white, added some scrapbook paper, attached the vinyl to the paper, and then put it all back together.  If you want to order your own set of vinyl you can get it from Jill at Utah Vinyl.

I also decided to make a few burlap flowers to add to the edge. 

Now I might actually keep up with creating a menu plan each week.  I love the fact that I can write directly on the glass and that it wipes off so easily.

I hung it right next to my fridge so everyone can see it and won't have any questions now of "what's for dinner?" - Love it!
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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

LOVE . . . Framed

So the Christmas decorations are finally all put away and the house has been whipped into shape.  Now it's time to start working on Valentine's Day d├ęcor and crafts. 

I have been wanting to make a version of the letters LOVE, but stacked.  I decided I would get some wood letters from Michael's that are already painted black - they were $.99 each.

I also found some frames at Michael's that were 6x8 - the 5x7 ones were too small.  So I added a piece of scrapbook paper to the frame.

I just hot glued the letters directly to the glass.

Then I decided to add a little pennant banner with some embroidery floss and some cardstock.

Super quick and simple.  These frames don't have a stand on the back so you either have to hang it on the wall or use an easel.

I love simple crafts and I love that it turned out so cute too.

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By Stephanie Lynn