"If you don't like the food...have more wine"
I've always been a believer that money can't buy you happiness. In accordance with that belief, I obviously believe you can be a great entertainer, gift giver, and house decorator without spending the mucho bucks. I've started to notice that a lot of my projects are stemming from places like the DollarTree and the $1 section at Target to help make sure I stay within our family's "spending plan". To help organize these 'dollar ideas' I've created a new category that is accessible on the side bar called "Dollar Diva". You'll find all the ideas I've done in the past and the future DollarTree/$1 Target ideas located there. To get us on a roll, here is another one to add on...the Cookie Pan Chalkboard project.
As you can see, I chose to make a "Menu" board out of this. Planning our meals during the week helps me alleviate unnecessary trips to the grocery store and helps us stay within our grocery budget. If we are having guests, I can remove the wine cork magnets and put that evening's 'menu' onto the board. Since I am a wine lover, and if my kitchen really has a theme I guess it would be sort of Italian-ish, I went in that direction for the decor. Other ideas besides a menu board or meal planner would be a calendar, chore responsibilities, etc. Lets get started...
Cookie Pan ($1 at the DollarTree)
Chalkboard Paint (at craft store near spray paint or at home improvement stores)
Painter's Tape, glue, scissors
1. Tape the edges of the cookie pan with painter's tape.
2. Outside or in very well ventilated area (this stuff stinks) spray the chalkboard paint onto the Cookie pan sheet. Let dry
3. Decorate with paper, ribbon, embellishments.
4. DAY OF THE WEEK CORK MAGNETS: Take a wine cork, cut it in half length wise and then cut it to size for the width. Use stickers or rub-on letters to create your desired word or letters. Then take magnet and glue to the back of the cork. Voila! Unique wine magnets for your menu board.
There you go...its that easy! I love chalkboard paint and one can will last you a long time. I have so many more ideas for the chalkboard paint...it just needs to warm up so I can go outside to spray the stuff! I hope you enjoy this and let me know if you give it a whirl!
Be inspired, get creative, and have fun!