DIY Chalkboard Dinner Menu

DIY Chalkboard Dinner Menu
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For several months, I’ve wanted to make a perpetual dinner menu board for the dining room wall and write on it with my Chalk Ink markers. At the time of this writing, when I search for “chalkboard dinner menu” on Pinterest, I see a bunch of bland chalkboards with pretty doodles and handwriting, but there doesn’t seem to be anything special embellishing the chalkboards like I wanted. Perhaps more people will start sharing pictures of their embellished home-made chalkboard art menu boards so we can pin them!

Chalkboard Dinner Menu

I created a video that shows how I made this menu board. After talking with someone at Craft Warehouse, I decided to use a glass frame with DCWV chalkboard paper beneath it, rather than purchasing chalkboard paint. I wanted to make this project today; didn’t want to watch the paint dry; and didn’t want to go to another store. That’s how I changed my mind and went with a glass faux chalkboard for my project. I found a nice frame on sale, along with a beautiful marked-down metal rose that would look lovely on it. I had the rest of the supplies at home and I recorded the project as I made it for the first time. I hope this will inspire you to create your own easy menu board!

Here are some more pictures of my project.



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About Stephanie Chumbley

Growing up in the shadow of the Space Needle, I loved drawing portraits with a #2 pencil and sometimes a ballpoint pen because I liked the challenge. I collected pens and pencils and enjoyed looking at fonts and logos and replicating them by hand. I was in AP art classes in high school and took some graphic design classes at Seattle Central. While in college, I had a part-time job making signs for Drug Emporium / Longs Drugs with my "Steph Font." In my 20s, I made a lot of invitations for dinner parties and later, when I bought my Cricut Expression electronic cutter in 2008, I started making cards for all occasions. In 2009, I discovered Close to My Heart and enjoyed being my Consultant's best customer... but in May 2011, I finally gave in and became and Independent Consultant. It was a very good decision! :-) Nearly everything I make is given away or sold so others can enjoy some handmade art. I've made over 1,000 cards and projects and this blog serves as a way to share and hopefully inspire others to create projects of their own. Someday I hope to catch up and blog about all the cards I've made.

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