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Rustic Magnetic Menu Board

Wood Slice Magnetic Menu Board

The Land of Nod, design for kids and people that used to be kids

Living in the Pacific Northwest, we are surrounded by tall, stately green Fir trees. And often these beauties are used in my decor, bringing the outdoors in. Today I want to share with you all a project you can recreate right in your own home! This magnetic menu board only took me 30 minutes, and it was time well spent!

All of us moms are looking for ways to stay on top of our to-do’s, whether it be chores for the day or the oh so common “what’s for dinner tonight?”. I use so many organizational tools to keep my brain in working order and one of the tools I’ve always found useful is a menu board. I have made many over the years, but this board has quickly become my favorite. Let me take you through the steps on how to make your own and you’ll find out why I’ll never go back to using another menu board.

Now some of you momma’s are great DIY’ers while others are more the “I don’t have time for this” types and want to buy already made, shipped and delivered to your door. If you are the later, check out my Etsy store for your menu board today!

Supplies Needed:

  • Wood Slice, 16 inches round (Go outside and slice one up or visit your local craft store)
  • Polyurethane
  • Pizza Pan, 12 inches round (Walmart for $.88!!)
  • Small Wooden Clothes Hanger Clips
  • Decorative Stationary
  • Wood Tag  
  • Ribbon
  • Foam Letter Stickers
  • Wrapped Picture Wire
  • Small Silver Nail Tacks

Step one – Pick up supplies

First things first, head out to your local Walmart and craft store for these few supplies needed listed above. Two great things about this DIY is it only takes a few minutes to accomplish and it’s not so tough on the budget! Great for us busy mom’s looking to keep expenses down!

We are able to go out on our property and slice up the wood rounds ourselves. Benefits of living where we do! But for those of you just wanting the look, head over to your local craft store or order yours on “>Amazon Prime for quick two day shipping.

Step Two – Poly your Wood Slice

Once you have your wood slice, poly it. A quick and easy step to give your rustic decor a bit of polish. This might be the longest step, as the poly will need to dry. Make sure to poly the raw edged sides!

Step Three – Drill holes in your Pizza Pan

Drill small holes on all four sides of the pizza pan. Use the smallest drill bit you have to avoid the pizza pan from moving around. These drilled holes will allow you to attach your pizza pan with the small nail tacks onto the wood round.

Step Four – Prepare Menu Tags

Here comes your own creative twist on the project. Use whatever stationary you have on hand to make 7 menu tags. As seen in the picture, I made sure to use a white background so that the meal I write in the blank space will easily stand out. You can have these small tags laminated at an office supply store so that they are reusable with a dry erase marker!

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To attach your menu tags using the handy magnetic feature the pizza pan offers, grab those small wooden laundry clips! These clips are great for keeping the rustic theme, but you can use any magnet that will allow you to write the Mon-Sun days of the week feature. I simply wrote the days on the wood clips with a permanent marker and poly’d them.

To turn your clips into magnets, grab a strip of adhesive magnet at your craft store or above through “> Amazon and use scissors to cut small pieces of magnet to fit your clips. The adhesive backing makes the application supper simple and fast!

Step Five – Create your MENU Title Tag

To create your MENU title, you need adhesive letters, stickers or these foam letters I found at my local Walmart. I simply added the stickers to the wooden tag and tied a matching decorative ribbon in the tags hole to dress it up. Cut a strip of the adhesive magnet for the back of the tag and it’s ready to be attached! 

The Land of Nod, design for kids and people that used to be kids

Step Six – Screws for Wrapped Wire to Hang

Screws in either side of the wood slice to wrap your wire around. This will give you an easy way to hang the menu board. You can choose to use a hanging device on the back of the wood slice if you’d prefer to not see the wire. I chose a wrapped wire that was decorative and added another rustic element. Either way, it will look great.

And there you have it! Your Magnetic Menu Board is ready to go!! I hope you enjoy yours as much as I do mine. If these steps are too much for you and you’d rather purchase your menu board already done, hop over to my Etsy shop for more details!


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