DIY Menu Planner

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Hello everybody!

I’m back, and this week I’m showing you how to make this DIY Menu Planner. It’s really easy to make and you’ll probably already have most of what you need at home.

 

What you’ll need:

  • Piece of cardboard
  • Coloured Paper
  • Clothespins
  • Plastic cup/bottle of some sort
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Tape

 

Step 1: The cardboard

Cut a piece of cardboard to the size of your liking. Mine was 18x 29 centimetres but you can make it bigger or smaller if you want. Then take some coloured paper and wrap the cardboard with it. Use tape to secure the paper to the cardboard.

 

 

Step 2: Adding the clothespins

I got pins with the days of the week on the back from a craft store, but of course, you can just use regular pins and write/stamp the days on them. Align the pins in a row on the left side of the paper, making sure there are equal spaces between them.

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Step 3: Adding the cup

For this step, take any kind of small plastic cup. You could also use a plastic bottle and cut off the top half. Then cut the trough the cup horizontally with a pair of scissors. Be careful though, you don’t want to hurt yourself.

 

After you’ve done that use some glue to stick the half cup to the right bottom of the planner

 

Step 4: Making the dish cards

For this step, you’ll need some coloured paper. I used memo cards because they were already the same length but normal paper will do just fine. Then, cut the paper into little streaks of the same lenght.

 

 

The next step is to write the names of the dishes onto the papers. I decided to categorize them into five categories: Asian, Italian, Soups, Other and Easy.

When writing make sure to keep to the right side of the paper or you won’t be able to see it! ( I might have written over 10 papers before I realised this…)

 

Step 5: Putting everything together.

Put the papers with the dishes you want to make in the clothespins and the rest in the cup.

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As a finishing touch, I printed out the word Menu and stuck it in the right top.

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I hope you like it! It’s so easy to make yet really useful. You can easily make a new menu every week and if you colour-code it you can make sure you get enough variety. Plus I think it looks pretty cute! What do you think?

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If you did, please like, comment and/or share. I would really appreciate that. And follow me for more DIYs and creative content!

xxx, Yara

 

 

 

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42 thoughts on “DIY Menu Planner

  1. This would be fun to do with my kids:) They could help me come up with meal ideas and put all the pieces together. Thanks for the inspiration!

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