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DIY Menu Board

April 3, 2017

DIY, Home Decor

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When it comes to our home decor, I like keeping things simple and clean, but I also enjoy touches of character. This DIY Menu board is the perfect look if you love the chalkboard feel and hand lettering. Keep scrolling to find out how easy this project is and what you will need to get it done!

DIY Menu Board from #DIY #HomeDecor

The list of supplies you need is:

  • 1 picture frame the size you prefer (I found this 16×20 one at Hobby Lobby)
  • Sheet(s) of black felt depending on how much space you have to cover
  • Adhesive (I used a glue gun, but regular Elmer’s glue would work just as well)
  • Chalk Marker (love this brand)

DIY Menu Board from #DIY #HomeDecor

I wanted to make this super easy on myself so I simply used the board that comes in the frame after removing the glass.

DIY Menu Board from #DIY #HomeDecor

Lay your black felt on your board and cut to the edge so there is no overlap. A pair of scissors worked fine for me, but you can also use an exacto knife. Depending on your size of frame, as well as your size of felt sheet, you may have to use two to cover your space. Don’t worry because the seam will not be noticeable once finished.

Once you have your felt prepped and sized, you are then going to adhere it to cover one side of your board. Be sure to smooth out any bubbles to create a good finish.

DIY Menu Board from #DIY #HomeDecor

DIY Menu Board from #DIY #HomeDecor

Once you have finished adhering your felt and it has dried, then assemble your frame with the black side of your backing facing inside the frame along with the glass and it is ready to hang and use!

For writing on your new menu board, a chalk marker is called for. It is extremely easy to wipe down – just a little Windex and paper towels will do the trick. A great look to add some character to your kitchen!

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  1. Zoe Dennis

    May 16th, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    So smart!

  2. Kara Layne

    June 3rd, 2017 at 9:38 am

    Thank you and I hope you enjoyed it!


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