DIY Chalkboard Meal Planner - Get Your Menus Organized!

3 Materials
30 Minutes
I bought a white board meal planner a few years ago and it's been stuck on the front of my fridge ever since. It was looking pretty nasty (take a look at my blog post to see what it looked like after 2 years of use) so I decided to make a new one myself.
I started out by measuring the front of my refrigerator to see what size I wanted it to be. Then I cut some chalkboard Contact paper. This is super easy to cut since it has the grid on the back!
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I used chalk markers to draw lines around the edges and to separate the days.
Then I wrote the days of the week up at the top of each column. This is a little bigger than my old one but I really like the size. I have enough room to write ideas for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on each day.
I’ll be writing my meal ideas with regular chalk. This has worked out great so far. At the end of the week I just take a dry cloth and wipe across. The lines and days of the week stay since they’re in marker. But if I ever wanted to change them I could use a damp cloth.

Here’s how it looks on my refrigerator. Well, not really… I usually have photos, invitations, and children’s drawings filling up the door! But I cleaned my fridge good when I did this project so I basically just started over. It’s filling up already now!
Thanks for reading my post. Come by the blog and see LOTS more DIY & organizing projects. Leave a comment and let me know how you do your meal planning.
Suggested materials:
  • Chalkboard Contact Paper
  • Chalk Marker
  • Chalk
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  • Karen Stutzman Karen Stutzman on Sep 23, 2019

    Will the contact paper come off the fridge for future changes?

  • Ruth Ruth on Jul 04, 2021

    I really like this except the week starts on Sunday, not Monday. Was there a reason you started the week on the wrong day?

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  • Hannah V Hannah V on Jun 20, 2016
    Awesome idea! I need this for my single self so I stop eating out so much! haha

  • Sharon Roscher Sharon Roscher on Aug 19, 2017
    Last year I was diagnosed with diabetes and told to keep track of what we were eating. I found this "white board" menu idea works great for the two of us. I also had to figure out how to "organize" the refrigerator - with "healthy food"...not junk.