Sunday, December 12, 2010

Menu Planner & Shopping List

I have been looking for a combination menu planner & shopping list all in one. I could not really find what I was looking for, so I made one! 
First I created a template on my mac, love my mac BTW!!! I added some cute owls, and turned the opacity down to 50%, I was able to fit 2 on a sheet so then I printed 26 copies. Then I cut them in half and trimmed the sides so I have 52 sheets, one for each week of the year!

I used my BIG SHOT to punch holes in the top of all the papers. I went in 1 inch on each side. 
 Next I cut a piece of cardboard from a box, This is for the back and to give it some stability. The piece is 11x4. Punch holes in the top of the cardboard to attach your pages to. Next you need the top. I cut a piece 4x4, scored at 1 inch and 1.5 inches and fold. Place this at the top of your pages.

 Now it's time to put it all together. I used brads that had extra long prongs. Attach 2 strips of magnets to the back of the cardboard, and that is it!!
 Place on your fridge! What a quick and great gift!!



slommler said...

Oh how wonderful your planner it. Love the owl!!

Mandi @ Finding Home said...

I love this idea! And I really like how you added the owl. Thanks for the inspiration!

Marianne said...

Really neat and organized. I love those owls. Maybe I will finally go ahead and make myself a list like this sometime soon too.
Thank you for sharing at Holly Bloggy.