Country Sampler Special Edition
MAKE A DIY MENU BOARD
It's popular today to use menu boards to highlight dishes for special occasions. You could simply write the meal on a chalkboard, but why not try a creative option like this repurposed ceramic tray?
STEP 1 Cover the surface of a ceramic tray with medium to dark metallic paint/primer spray paint. Once dry, spray the entire surface again with white paint/primer and let thoroughly dry.
STEP 2 Lightly sand the edges and raised areas of the tray with fine-grit sandpaper, exposing the dark paint underneath. Coat the tray with a matte-finish spray sealant.
STEP 3 Thread an antique brass brad through the bottom holes of two metal bulldog clips. Trim the ends of the brads in back and glue one brad/bulldog clip near the top of the flat center area of the tray and one near the bottom of the flat center area, using an appropriate adhesive for the surfaces. Make sure you correctly position the clips so they will be able to firmly hold the menu paper.
STEP 4 Type your menu on your computer and print it out on medium-weight kraft paper or colored card stock. Use a variety of fonts and type sizes to achieve the look of this menu board. Trim the paper as desired and insert into the clips on the tray.
STEP 5 Display your menu tray on the wall using a plate holder, or set it on a buffet on a plate stand.