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Easy Wipe Off Weekly Menu Board

I am a meal planner. I refuse to go grocery shopping without my week’s worth of meals planned out and list made. (It’s either that or wander aimlessly around the grocery store for two hours and then make ten more trips back during the week to get things I forgot.) To help me keep all my dinner meal ideas in one place, I put together this super easy wipe-off weekly menu board to keep track of what’s for dinner each night!

DIY Wipe Off Weekly Menu

This is a super simple method for making a to-do list or a menu for the week. You can customize it with your paper and a darling frame to match your kitchen as well! Here’s how to make it…

Wipe-Off Weekly Menu Board Tutorial

Supplies:

  • Picture frame with glass front – found here
  • Piece of patterned scrapbook paper to fit in your frame (mine’s also 12×12)
  • Dry-erase marker
  • Black Marker or Stickers

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1. Put your patterned paper inside the frame. Replace the back. That’s pretty much it. :)

Wipe Off Weekly Menu Board

2. If you wanted to stop here, you could hand-write your days of the week on the glass, or use it as a message board / to-do list. I love that these frames can stand or hang on the wall so you can do whatever works best in your space!

Wipe Off Weekly Menu

3. Use a paper towel or cloth to easily erase dry-erase marker off the glass.

Wipe-Off To Do List Board

4. If you want to get fancy and go a step further, you can add vinyl lettering for the days of the week. I cut these letters with my Silhouette machine, using Creating Keepsakes “Woodbine Swashes” font. (Try not to notice how crooked “Sunday” is. I didn’t notice until after the picture was taken. Luckily, it’s easy to fix!)

Make a Wipe Off Weekly Menu Board

Wipe Off Weekly Menu Board DIY

Now everyone in the family knows what’s for dinner each week!

Wipe Off Weekly Menu Board Tutorial

I decided my frame would look better black in my kitchen, so I spray painted it black. The best part about this project is that it is SO easy to change the paper if you decide to change your decor, or if you just get tired of it. So you’ll really use it for years to come!

Wipe Off Weekly Menu Board DIY Tutorial

3 Delicious Weekly Menu Ideas:

Antipasto Flatbread Pizza

Antipasto Flatbread Pizza

Slow Cooker Lentil Sloppy Joes

Slow Cooker Lentil Sloppy Joes

Turkey Sausage and Vegetable Stir Fry

Turkey Sausage and Vegetable Stir Fry

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199 comments

  1. Well I would never have noticed the slightly crooked “Sunday” if you hadn’t pointed it out. ;) Good job, very creative idea.

  2. What a simple and great idea..i saw this and just made one in like less than 5 minutes and i’m so happy…it looks beautiful hanging on my wall too..I dont mind cooking but i HATE deciding what to make every day..this is awesome, i’m gonna let my kids each fill in a day and i’ll do the rest! Love love! thanks for shairing!

  3. Love it I’m going to make one tomorrow and using some craft magnets stick it on the fridge! I was just writing my menus on colored paper this is a much better idea thanks!

  4. I found your post on Pinterest. I fell in love with the idea. I tried it myself using fabric with a nice design. I love the result. I wrote to posts about it on my blog (referring to your site in the first post).

    Thanks for the awesome post!

  5. I LOVE this idea…so much more cute and customize-able than a plain old whiteboard! I think I will make several, because I know my girls will each want one! Thanks for the awesome idea!!

  6. This is a great idea. I’d stick some magnets on the back so it can go on the fridge. Odds are I’ll end up putting this version of a dry erase board on my bathroom wall for positive affermations. So clever!

  7. Great idea for to do lists. Thanks! My husband and I write on the bathroom mirror with reminders and to do’s. Your idea is more attactive.

  8. Saw this this morning, got a frame at lunch and will hang it up when I get home!! Just need to decide what’s for dinner now! Thanks for the inspiration! Love it!

  9. Really cool idea!!! loved it.. I plan my meals too.. this is so innovative!! I am gonna surely try it..!! couldn’t leave without thanking you! Blessed Be :)

  10. Thank you for sharing your GREAT idea!! I love it. I purchased a 12×12 frame many years ago to do a project and just found the frame today just sitting in a box. I think I will do other smaller versions for notes and for kids activies and make a cute wall display in my kitchen.

  11. I own a restaurant and was surfing the internet for some unique specials boards and came accross this which not only looks fabulous but also a fraction of the price I would have to spend on something else. Well done you. Will be popping out this afternoon to get this done!! xxx

  12. Hi folks- Which dry erase markers are you using? The traditional black expo markers I bought are not really dark enough. Also, where do you buy these vinyl letters or stickers? I searched online and didn’t find it. I have the frame all set up and ready to go, but I need to go get different paper and markers.
    Thanks, Eden

  13. I love this idea. Every year my family does a made gift and I think this is what they are getting!!! <3 Thanks for the idea and I'm officially following your blog <3

  14. Great idea!! I love it :) I glued magnets to the back of my frame so I could put it up one the fridge. Also the paper I had picked was too dark so I put some thin tissue paper on top of it and the pattern still showed through but was light enough to write on.

  15. Soooo in love with this idea, but think my kids will not like you (or me!) so much after I finish making mine, because I will be making one for each child to hang in the hall by their bedrooms so they never “forget” their chores for that day! :)

  16. Love this idea…great for messages…I’m not that organised that I could plan a menu for the week but the occasional message I could hack :)

  17. I have been a scrapbooker for ages and when the orders are overwhelming I tend to forget some things. This would be a helpful tool and a must-have in my work area to prevent forgetting things! I hate buying bulletin boards and I dont like whiteboards either. This is perfect not only for me but for any scrapbook hobbyists who needs to be reminded of their to-do list. Thanks for sharing this!

  18. I think this is such a brilliant idea! I work at an old people’s home and I want to make this so that they know what’s on the menu for the day. So instead of writing the days I’d write starter, main meal, dessert, soup etc! Thank you!

  19. I’m having so much trouble finding letter stickers that would look as good as the silhouette machine letters pictured. Does anyone know if people ever sell customized wording/cutouts on ebay for those of us who don’t have silhouette machines? Thank you!

    LOVE this idea!

  20. That is so cute!!

    I have 2 or 3 dry erase boards, one of which I use for menu planning, but I would love a “classier” version… :)

    Thanks for sharing!

  21. I use a dry erase marker, and make notes to
    myself on the bathroom mirror.
    My best ideas come to me when I am in
    there, so this way I write down things I
    need to do & have to look at it until I get
    it done!

  22. I wanted to get a dry erase board for my tiny apartment kitchen but I didn’t want the ugly classroom kind. This is definitely on my to do list now. Thanks!

  23. I’m brand new to crafting. Can you help me figure out an alternative to making letters with a machine? 1. What size are the letters? 2. Should I use letters that are stickers or could I use letters that need to be glued? And if so what kind of glue would I need to use for glass?
    Thanks:).

    1. You could always use sticker letters and stick them to the paper BEFORE you put it under the glass… that way, wiping off the dry erase markers wouldn’t affect the letters at all and you could use any chipboard letters with whatever regular craft adhesive you’d normally use. They’d be safely under glass and it would be much easier to clean! When I saw this project, I thought it would be cool to embellish the paper edges a bit more before framing it. Plus I’d want to ge the glass clean with a shot of Windex now and again to clear the dry erase marker residue.

  24. Looks great! I love inexpensive crafty ideas that look so elegant! I can’t wait to make myself one and 2 for gifts!

  25. Oh my gosh…I saw this several months ago and finally decided to make them as Christmas gifts. I bought the frames today at Michael’s for $4.99 each. Scrapbook paper was on sale for $.25 each and the stickers were on sale for 40% off. One dry erase menu board cost less than $7.00! They came out perfectly! What an awesome idea…..thank you so much!

  26. How cool is this?? My sister and I both have “Grocery Store OCD” — we both make menus for our weeks’ breakfast, lunch AND dinner, then make grocery lists that go by section. I think I’ll make her this for Christmas to celebrate our dedication to over-planning!

  27. I love the idea. It looks like something I could actually do! I’m a meal planner like you, and this is perfect. Do you know if I can buy vinyl lettering with the days of the week or do I have to know someone with a letter cutter?

  28. Love it!! I am a meal planner to and continually have a scrap piece of paper on the fridge with the weeks meals. It so often is covered by an over-sized magnet and can’t even be seen. I am definitely going to do this, thank you for the idea:)

  29. Just finished making mine! Thanks so much for the idea.. really gonna help keep the hubby and me on track for our healthy lifestyle change! :)

  30. Brilliant! I’ve got all the materials…(lots of scrapbooking paper that never seems to get used for scrapbooking!) so this may get done today. Thanks for sharing!

  31. I love this! I can’t wait to make one. Thanks for a great idea. now another reason to convince my hubby I NEED a silhouette machine, ha! I am really trying to be better at planning weekly menus so this might be the motivation I need.

    Great idea!

  32. Brilliant idea! I loved it so much, I went out today and bought two frames and made two hangers this afternoon. One for my menu plan, and one for a To Do list. They are now hanging on my kitchen wall. Thank you so much! ?

  33. OMG! I love this idea!!! Thank you so much. So plain and simple yet something I’ve been wondering how the heck to do?.. *hugs* Fantastic idea, fantastic site… I’m in heaven.

  34. I love this idea! I just whipped mine out with an old picture frame and added some distress to the frame. I used some fun fabric that matches my kitchen and hot glue gunned it to the cardboard and instead of stationary/scrapping paper.. since I didn’t have any on hand.

  35. Brilliant! This is why I like Make and Takes. You take the ordinary and make it extraordinary!

    Thanks!

    (Maybe this will motivate me to be an organized cook)!?

  36. Awesome project! I got this done during naptime earlier this week…two sleeping babes, an old frame and some cute scrapbook paper and Silhouette fonts, and voila! Everyone who’s been in our kitchen since I put it up has been commenting about how cute it is, and DH loves knowing what’s for dinner! Thanks for sharing, this project is a keeper! (I feel a future hostess gift in the making!)

  37. This is a great craft idea to get organized, with the freedom to change your backgrounds as needed or wanted. It could be a to-do list or a chore chart or a menu planner. The idea is just all around, wonderful!

  38. Love this idea and am very interested in your recipes too, especially the Ski Country Pasta. It sounds totally intriguing, please share with us!

  39. SO cute! SO easy!! Love it! Stopped by from a Facebook post by Leslie at Words of Me Project. This will be a perfect (and simple) project for me to do that will make me feel like I’ve done something creative!!

  40. LOVE IT!!! Did you know Crayola has dry erase crayons????? Just got some haven’t used them yet, but what a great place to use them!
    julie

  41. Tanya, that is the very recipe I use for Ski Country Pasta! It is amazing–my husband’s favorite pasta ever. :)

    I am making the Mexican Bowtie Pasta this week, so I’ll snap a photo and blog it on Little Birdie Secrets. It’s delish, too!

    As for the font size, I believe menu was 72 (although I’m not 100%), and the days of the week were for sure 58 point in the Woodbine Swashes font.

    Thanks for all the love! This was such a fun project and I’m happy to share it with Marie’s awesome readers!

  42. What a great and super easy craft! I will definitely put this on my list, along with ‘purchase a house where I can hang cute stuff in the kitchen.’ I love how easy it is to change the paper, you could totally do like a christmas paper or halloween paper at those times of the year!

  43. pasta recipes- we NEED both pasta recipes after you got us fixating on them!!! PLEASE!!!

    Love the idea- great gift for Christmas or housewarming!

  44. I love this!!! I’m sadly NOT a menu planner, but I long to be. Maybe this could help me to become a better planner!
    Thanks for the awesome idea!

  45. what an easy, inexpensive, do-able idea! I will be picking up a frame tomorrow (Lord knows I have enough scrapbook paper!

  46. I absolutely LOVE this! It’s pretty and simple! A requisite for anything crafty I might attempt. Thanks for sharing! I’m thinking of all kinds of places to use this same concept, esp. as reminders for my kids.

  47. I love this! I use a plain old white board for my menus but, this one is much prettier. This would even make a great gift! Thanks for sharing!

  48. I love everything about this project! Sooooo easy! And so helpful. Thanks for sharing.

    And I too would love these recipes. If you have any of them on Little Birdies, share the link in the comments here!!

  49. OK, for starters, this is a super-cute project and I will definitely have to make one for our kitchen VERY soon. Wonder if I can find some super-strong magnets to put it on the fridge … that seems like a convenient spot for it.

    Next, what is ski-country pasta? I must know. I live in ski country!!

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