I am so excited to share this easy erasable meal planner tutorial with you today! Meal planning is the one task I try to do every Sunday, along with going to the grocery store. I really try to make sure that I get myself organized for the week ahead, and when I meal plan, I don’t really have to think about what to make for dinner… I just actually have to make dinner!
I really wanted something a little more inspiring to record my meal planning for the spring and summer months, because my motivation to actually make anything goes way down.
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- Xyron 9″ Creative Station with permanent adhesive refills AND two-sided laminate refills
- Grunge Tag Rubber Stamps from Deep Red Stamps
- Teresa Collins Mega Runner
- Paper Cutter
- Paper (I used DCWV paper for this project)
- Water Colors
- Galvanized Plaque Similar To This One
- Silhouette Cameo
1. Decide on the colors you want to use for your meal planner. I went with yellows, greens, and pinks as they go with the decor in my kitchen.
2. Take a piece of paper and cut it to the size you want to cover the galvanized plaque. I used the yellow polka-dots to act as the background of my meal planner.
3. Using your Deep Red Stamps and the water colors, paint the stamps to the colors of your choosing. I went with yellow, teal, and deep pink. I wanted to make the tags look smudged, so after I quickly painted on the water color and stamped it on the paper, I flapped the paper around.
4. I created a total of five tags using the water colors and the stamps.
5. Once the water color was dry, I cut out each tag.
6. Then I cut out letters using my Silhouette Cameo. I cut out the letters in white paper so they would stand out against the colorful background I had chosen. I cut out “M”, “T”, “W”, “Th”, and “F”. I also cut out the word “Dinner”.
7. I removed the letters from the Silhouette cutting mat and laid them on my paper.
8. I added a stripe of floral paper to the left-hand side of the paper, which is where I plan to put the tags.
9. I cut out a pocket from my DCWV paper stack, along with some embellishment hearts and a bow. And, I cut out another piece of paper to use as a notes section on my meal planner.
10. I laid everything out on the polka-dot paper. When I was happy with where everything was placed, I ran everything except the pocket and the paper bow through the Xyron Creative Station with the permanent adhesive refill.
11. I put the floral paper on the left-hand side of the polka-dot paper.
12. I added the word “Dinner” to the top of the meal planner.
13. I put all five tags over the floral paper, then I added a letter next to each tag to represent a day of the week.
14. I put on the paper to use as a note section for the meal planner, and then I added some embellishment hearts to the corner to give the meal planner some sparkle.
15. Using the Teresa Collins Mega Runner, I rolled the three ends of the pocket and placed it under the notes section.
17. Taking my scissors, I sliced the top part of the pocket with one end of the scissors. I wanted to create an opening where I could store things like coupons.
18. I attached the meal planner to the galvanized plaque using the Teresa Collins Mega Runner.
19. Finally, using the Teresa Collins Mega Runner, I attached the paper bow to the top corner of the meal planner.
And, I found that the best way to write on any Xyron laminated product is Lumocolor Permanent. These pens easily erase and write really clear on the laminate, which I love!
I cannot wait to use this meal planner each week when I am getting myself organized! The pocket is the perfect place for my coupons or any other small item that needs to go with my meal planner.