I've had a menu planner I made about six months ago that I wrote the meals down on strips of paper and clipped them to cute little paper clips on the side. It was cute, but not very practical. I needed something dry erase to limit waste and a place to write a shopping list of things I run out of during the week.
So I came up with this little dry erase calendar. It cost me about $2 in materials. If you have a spare frame, scrapbook paper and a printer, you can have your own dry erase menu in about 10 minutes. I have ten spaces for dinners, but adjust to your family's needs. Usually, I plan in a few nights of left overs or eating out.
Here is how I did it...
Dry Erase Frame
Scrapbook paper- three coordinating pieces
"Menu" & "shopping list" printed from your computer
Cut your paper in the following pieces:
Coordinating background boarder- 2.5 x 8"
Menu spaces: 1/2 x 3 inches- 10 of these
Cut your printed pieces to your desired size and mat with one of your coordinating papers
Super Glue the magnets to the back of the frame.
And now you have a great menu planner that is eco-friendly, super cute and fits to your family's needs.