The first thing I did was cut rectangles of cardboard. I used the leftover scraps from when I made my cookbook magazine storage boxes :) I cut out 9 squares, one for each day of the week and an extra for Sunday and Saturday since we're home for lunch as well.
Then I placed a laminating sheet (you can find these at office stores) on a piece of scrapbook paper. I cut this into 9 rectangles that were just a little larger than the cardboard.
I glued the laminated paper to the cardboard. The cardboard serves as a sturdy backing so that the papers not flimsy and it's easier to write on.
This is why I cut the paper a little larger. You can't see the cardboard behind but it still has support.
Then I got a roll of magnetic strip and cut it into pieces and attached in the corners.
I had found these at the dollar store for only a buck.
I didn't like the way they looked so I printed the days and M E N U * on cardstock and attached them to the front of the dollar store magnets. I mod-podged them down, but suggest hot-gluing them because they didn't adhere well. I did add a layer of Mod-Podge on the top. It adds a little stability and a cleaner look.
My final product:
The great thing is the laminating surface is a GREAT dry erase surface. The ink just wipes off! And you can easily rearrange the menu if you decide you want a certain meal another day. For example, we ended up having chicken strips on Tuesday and steaks on Wednesday. I just moved the squares :) The M E N U and days magnets are great for when you want to stick recipes or reminders on the fridge too!
Ok, well have a great weekend everyone!