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Chalkboard Menu Planner

by Amy Bowerman

Hi guys!  I’m very excited to share with you the latest and greatest stencil innovation from Mod Podge Rocks!  With Peel and Stick stencils from Mod Podge Rocks!  it’s now easier than ever to stencil a variety of surfaces.  Case and point this Chalkboard Menu Planner I whipped up in a jiffy thanks to Peel and Stick Stencils from Mod Podge Rocks!

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I’m still finding hidden treasures piece by piece during my ongoing studio purge.  Today’s Chalkboard Menu Planner was created with a beat up magnetic Whiteboard found buried under a pile of schtuff.  I have liberated this once forgotten whiteboard and given it new life as a chalkboard menu planner!

My mama always told me, “the key to a man’s heart is through his stomach” and boy was she right!  Having a visual menu plan front and center in the kitchen not only keeps me organized , it also eliminates the daily “What’s for dinner?” questioning from the family.

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Stencils are all the rage these days.  Mod Podge Rocks!  Peel and Stick stencils totally “Rock” due to their peel and stick feature.  They can be repositioned on a variety of surfaces up to 20 times before losing their stickiness at which point they become a regular stencil.  No taping required…how cool is that?

How to make a Chalkboard Menu Planner

 

My New Years Resolution was to eat better and get organized.  This Chalkboard Menu Planner helps me carry out both of my goals!  You can use any surface you like to create this project….just add Chalkboard paint and Mod Podge Rocks! Peel and Stick Stencils!

Supplies:

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STEP 1:  Cover your surface with Folk Art Chalkboard Paint and follow package directions for additional coats and drying times.

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STEP 2:  Once Chalkboard paint has cured position Mod Podge Rocks! Peel and Stick stencils and apply paint in a contrasting color (I used Martha Stewart Metallic)  with Mod Podge Rocks! Spouncers (these spouncers are the bomb .com for stenciling)

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STEP 3 (optional):  While paint is still wet apply Mod Podge Rocks! Podgeable Glitters through stencil.  What I love about this glitter is the precision tip that allows you to apply glitter exactly where you want it!

*For a helpful tutorial on using Mod Podge Rocks! Peel and Stick Stencils with Podgeable glitters click HERE.

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STEP 4:  Prime Chalkboard surface by covering with chalk and wiping away.

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STEP 5:  Write out your menu.  I find my menu plans at Cooking Light “The Sunday Strategist”

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So there you have it a simple Chalkboard menu planner to keep you organized and eating right!  My family approached the healthy eating resolution with disdain, until they tasted the delicious and HEALTHY meals I’ve made.  I  dare say I’ve found the “key” to their hearts and I’m keeping them healthy to boot!

The Mod Podge Rocks! Stencils used in this project and other varieties are available at Michael’s Stores.  You can find out more about the Mod Podge Rocks! brand including products, project ideas and helpful FAQ’s HERE.

Have a Rockin’ day!

Amy*

Disclosure:  My friend Amy Anderson released a new line of awesome products.  I received said awesome product to try.  All opinions are me own.

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1 Audrey Pettit February 10, 2014 at 7:59 am

Hahaha…..the bomb.com! LOVE that! And LOVE your chalkboard menu planner! Seriously, what an amazing transformation of that old whiteboard. I so need to get some of that chalkboard paint, and I really adore the stick-able stencils, too. And can I just say…I want to eat at your house!!!
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2 Buttons February 10, 2014 at 3:39 am

Love the idea of having stencils that stick themselves. They gave your keys such a great clear definition. Thanks so much for sharing. Jenny x
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3 Amy Anderson February 7, 2014 at 1:11 pm

Very cute idea! I never thought about putting them on top of chalkboard paint, but that’s great! Thank you!

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4 Dee in NH February 7, 2014 at 11:02 am

That’s really cool! Those stencils sound great! And I want to come to your house for dinner. What a rockin’ menu!

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5 Amy Bowerman February 9, 2014 at 8:10 am

Dee The fam has not turned up their noses at a single meal I’ve made since I started meal planning with the “Sunday Strategist”. They’ve actually been requesting certain meals be put into the permanent dinner rotation! And yes the stencils totally rock! :)

Amy*

PS my door is always open!

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6 Anne Rx February 7, 2014 at 10:59 am

I love the idea of the stencils sticking up to 20 times, what a clever and useful idea – brilliant for people like me who always seems to get leakage. Love your healthy menu too. Anne xx
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7 stamping sue February 7, 2014 at 10:20 am

Very creative board. I have a friend who has been playing around with the chalkboard paint and loves it. Maybe I need to try it out.
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