I am really excited about this week’s project! It does have one con, but it is so simple and pretty! The con is that it is time consuming. BUT- if $$$ is the issue, than time cannot always be #1 priority for every project. Especially is you have months and months to plan. Of course, most projects can be $$$ friendly and time friendly, but not all.
We are making menus! Thanks to Project Wedding for the inspiration this week. Project wedding is one of my favorite sources for finding a good ol’ craft to do!
Lets gather our materials:
- Nice paper. I used a thicker paper from Michael’s in a deep blue.
- White paint.
- 1.4 in or smaller paint brush.
- White gel or paint pen.
Next, cut your paper into the correct size for your menu. I used regular printer paper sized paper and cut it in half, bring my menu size to around 4×5.25.
Next, I used my gel pen to write “menu” at the top in a pretty handwritten script. It doesn’t have to be perfect! That’s what handmade loveliness is all about! I then wrote out my menu. This is the time consuming part…
Once that dries, paint on three stripes at the bottom, and you’re done!
All the materials cost me about $8.00. So you’re biggest expense would be the paper. It cost about $0.50/sheet. You get two menu’s per sheet, making the paper cost about $0.25/menu. Adding in the other costs, it would bring each menu’s cost to around $0.30-$0.40/menu. Not too shabby! I think its a lovely detail for your table having handwritten menu’s! I hope someone out there will take it on…Good luck!
Stay tuned for our last project next week…I will give you one clue. It’s sparkly!!