I love the first magnetic menu planner I made, but it took quite a bit of time. I came up with a simplified version (and a VERY frugal version)!
- Paint samples (I had a file of old ones from repainting last year)
- Scissors or paper cutter
- Permanent marker
- Magnets (junk mail or old business magnets work well)
- Refrigerator or other magnetic surface
1) Pick out a handful of coordinating paint samples (approximately 5-8 cards). I had both wide and narrow samples, so I chose to use the wider ones.
2) Cut each individual color apart. Make them approximately the same height.
3) Make 30-40 cards.
4) Write individual dinner ideas on each color using a permanent marker.
5) Glue a magnet on the back of each card. Hang on your refrigerator or other magnetic surface!
I printed my main heading and days of the week from my computer and laminated them, but you could write them out as well. I love how this is so easy, inexpensive, and quick! It will also be easy to add and change menu ideas!
Like the other menu planner, you can also plan for a week or a month at a time. Your dinner ideas are right in front of you, so you’ll have plenty of options. You can also pick the best meals for what you have in your pantry or what you find on sale! Finally, you can easily change plans if necessary.