Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Re-purposed Tray to Menu Board

On a different trip to Deseret Industries I found this metal tray.  I liked the edge, but not the mod podged paper insides.  I removed all of that using water to get the last of the mod podge off.  My daughter was saying she wanted to have a chore board and I thought this would make a cute one.  However, when I showed it to her, she said it would be an adorable Menu Board for her kitchen.  So now it is!

Her kitchen is red, white and black.  I used my Make-the-Cut software and designed the circles with the day of the week.  I then printed them on the red and white polka dot paper.  Then I cut them with the Print n' Cut feature in Make-the-Cut.  Next I used E-6000 to glue the circles to the flat glass marbles.  I waited 24 hours and added the large magnets on the back, also using E-6000.  I did need to trim the paper circles to fit the magnets better because, as you can see, they are not perfectly round so my circles hung over in a few spots.

I painted the inside of the tray with chalkboard paint and put the magnets on it and now she has a Menu Board she can re-use every week!  I threaded red ribbon through the top holes so she can hang it in her kitchen.  I think it turned out just great!  Thanks so much for taking a peek and have a wonderful day!


  1. Love that tray Shirley! Great job on the

  2. And I pinned it on Pinterest... ;)

    1. Thank you Lisa...twice! It was a fun project!

  3. Replies
    1. Yes! I will keep a look out for another tray. What color would you like your weekday buttons to be?

    2. exactly the same! it is a perfectly perfect project shirley!! i really want to come have a craft day with you when we are feeling better. i need help decorating my house!

    3. I will see what I can find! Come any time!