|Simple, colourful and cute!|
In our home (and probably yours, too) we want our dinners to be healthy, home made and tasteful - and we have realised that in order to manage this in daily life we need to plan in advance. We started making weekly dinner plans using our smart phones back in January, and we have in general been able to follow our plan. I wanted to make a visual, "real life" dinner plan to keep in the kitchen, and I found lots of inspiring menu planners on Pinterest. Pinterest is so much fun...I really liked this menu board by Sarah Potter, and I love how you simply change cards for various meals.
|Our dinner planner|
All you need is
- 7 wooden clothes pegs
- paint in various colours (I used acrylics),
- coloured cardboard / paper (I used paint swatches - I always help myself to quite a number when we are in hardware stores)
- contact paper
- 14 magnets
- appropriate glue
- whiteboard pen to write on your cards
What to do
Paint your clothes pegs - I used 2 coats of paint. This is where you can go bananas and decorate your clothes pegs. When the paint is dry you glue two magnets to the back of each clothes peg. Make sure the magnets are far enough apart from each other, otherwise your clothes peg will sag to the one side. Cover your coloured paper with contact paper (this so you can erase and rewrite your menues).
And...you're done! Now, wasn't that fun?!
|Two magnets on the back|
I made a simpler version than Sarah Potter, but I might just add a little box with for storing cards with different dinners on - as it is I have to erase and rewrite our menue every week. Chances are that I will get lazy with time and "forget" to edit our planner...
Let me know if you make a dinner planner - I'd love to see!