Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Pinterest Inspired Week #2

I can pat myself on the back now for good follow-through. Here it is, week 2, and I did what I set out to do. I made something that was Pinterest inspired. 
 I made a menu board picture thingy.

Here is my inspiration:
You can find it here.

I was so excited to find this. I actually had this picture frame! I found it at a thrift store a while back.

For the last 2 weeks (a long time huh?), I have been using this menu from Thirty Handmade Days.
If you have never checked out that blog you should. It rocks.

I have been using a grocery list you can find here
I was super excited to get even more organized so I got to work. 

I dug the picture frame out from under my bed and grabbed my excessively large bag of paper. I found some paper that was pre-cut (from my Creative Memories days) that matched the curtains in my kitchen and my 'EAT' sign.
 I used a mix of patterned and plain paper. I laid the paper out so the colors alternated.
Then I opened up a Word document and started playing with fonts until I found what I liked. I printed them out on plain paper.
 I took my pretty paper to the window and traced out my words from what I printed.
Of course, there are many of you who are way cooler then me and have a Silhouette. Yes, I am jealous. Yes, I want one. But alas, I have to settle for tracing cool fonts on my window.
This is before filling in the letters
Once I colored in all the letters I trimmed the paper and fit them into the frames. 


The hardest part of this whole thing was hanging it on the wall. But I had the perfect place.


Sorry for lame picture. There is NO natural light in my house. At all.
I am pretty excited about it.

 You can usually find me linked up at the parties on my sidebar and 
Homework
Vintage Wanna Bee
House of Hepworths
Delightful Order
Tidy Mom
Tatertots and Jello 
Thirty Handmade Days
Homemaker in Heels

7 comments:

Kathleen said...

Cute idea! I used to color code a regular calendar when my kids were young. This is so much cuter! :)

Mel the Crafty Scientist said...

This is so cute and I love your kitchen wall - adorable! I'm so excited to discover your blog too - the design is just awesome! I'm your newest follower and I can't wait to explore more! : )

-Mel the Crafty Scientist

Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama said...

This is a fantastic idea! Thanks for sharing it at Weekend Craft Soiree! :)

Jessica Lauren said...

wow that looks great! how cute and organized at the same time!

thanks for stopping by and commenting on my pumpkin muffins! Hope you get a chance to try them out, they really are delicious!

~*Jessica Lauren @ Copy-Cat-Crafter*~

Nan @ Playful Decor said...

I love this. I really need to get organized - especially with meal planning! Thanks for visiting my blog!

specialk0042 said...

Looks great! So, using regular dry-erase markers will work on the frames? I would love to try this project!

Lisa said...

I love how it says eat.

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