Wednesday, August 3, 2011

dry-erase menu plate {tutorial}

You may remember my photo frame dry-erase menu board that I was using for my weekly menu back in Seattle. Well, since my menu board didn't make the trip to Iowa (don't worry, it's in storage!), I had to find a new menu board idea. Otherwise I forget what I planned for dinner that week--seriously. I was inspired by the Notes plate over at Wonderfully Wordy at Christmastime (she has GREAT ideas, and you can buy the cut vinyl from her, but her shop is closed for the summer). I pinned it to my Crafty Ideas board on Pintrest and came across it again the other day. LOVE Pintrest! This cute dry-erase board costs less than $5 to make, and is great for menus, to-do lists, or just love notes to your sweetie! Here's how you can make a dry-erase board out of a plate, too.

Dry-Erase Menu Plate Tutorial


Supplies:
*Plate - I like square so it's easier to write on (found this at Walmart for $4ish)
*Vinyl words (I cut mine on my Silhouette machine)
*Plate stand (I found mine at Hobby Lobby)
*Dry-erase marker

Cut your words and any embellishments out of vinyl. I used the Pharmacy font. Carefully adhere it to your plate. I say carefully because it's awfully easy to put it on crooked (please try not to notice--I'm going to fix it tomorrow)!

Now you can write your weekly menu on it and simply erase it with a paper towel next week. And it sure ups the cute factor in the kitchen!
 

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17 Responses to “dry-erase menu plate {tutorial}”

Brandi @ Frugal Farmhouse said...

I love this idea! Definitely making this :)

Ava said...

What a brilliant idea !! I am going to copy this one ! Now following your gorgeous blog x Ava

beckaboots said...

This is way cute and super simple! I love it :) Good job!

Bekah
beckaboots.blogspot.com

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love this idea! Simple and stylish.

Mik said...

What a great idea! I'm so going to make one. Thanks for sharing.

CuriousJess said...

didn't know you can use dry erase on dinner plates thanks for the tip!

Kate Moore said...

That is such a cute idea! You are so creative :)

Mercedes said...

It is beautiful I am going to have to make a couple of these as gifts. So going on pintrest!

Twice Nice said...

I made myself one of these last year, they work so well! Nice job!

Kelly K. said...

Will you be putting more of those great magnets back in your shop any time soon? I never picked any up to put my board on my fridge, but would really like some now that I finally got around to making my board!

Lesley said...

How totally adorable and do-able! I'm thinking these would make great Christmas presents:)

Sher said...

Thanks for sharing this great idea. I just found your blog and I love it. So many cute and creative ideas.

Marianne said...

Got it pinned. Super idea for easy gifts.

Flint Handmade said...

This would also work well as a price sign for crafters who vend at shows! :)

The Lovely One said...

I love how the simple ideas are always the cutest! Totally doing this!

notyet100 said...

Super cool,..

Natalie said...

Oooh! This is amazing. I never would have thought to use a plate

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