A mini menu board is an easy way to add flair to any occasion involving food or libations. Here are a few tips to make it easy to have a mini menu board at your next event.
Staging Party Supplies. Keep a favorite picture frame with your entertaining supplies, to use as your mini menu board.
Maintaining Silver Frames. If your frame is silver, check it for tarnish when you sit down to plan your menu. (I polish mine with a dry anti-tarnish mitten.) The day before the party, a quick buff is all it needs.
Measuring Base Layer. Measure the opening on the back of your frame; cut your base just shy of those dimensions.
Measuring Mat Layer. Measure the frame’s front opening. For a 1/4″ border of the base showing, cut mat 1/2″ shorter in length and heighth.
Matting Evenly. Take the backing off of your frame, remove the glass, insert your base CS and reinstall the frame backing. From the front, layer your matted menu onto the framed base. Display like this, or take apart and reinstall your matted menu under the glass.
So, what’s the next occasion in your home that would be ’mini menu board worthy’? What stamp sets/color combos would you like to use for that? Let me know below–I’d love to hear from you!
The Autumn Splendor Mini Menu Board was first presented on the 2009 Stampin’ Addicts Holiday Mini Blog Hop.
RECIPE – ‘Autumn Splendor’ Thanksgiving 2009 mini menu board
- Ink: Really Rust, More Mustard
- Paper: Really Rust, More Mustard, Naturals Ivory
- Stamps: Autumn Splendor
- Etc.: Stampin’ Pastels
- Techniques: random stamping, direct-to-paper, pastels