I LOVE Pinterest. And Annette (my coworker with the stationery cards idea) passed along a super sweet idea she'd just run across on that site this morning (original idea from http://fussymonkeybiz.blogspot.com). Immediately I fell in love with it, and realized that the very same exact thing could be done with the Creative Memories Photo Panels (US|Canada). And the coolest part is - both the regular and metal photo panels can be used with dry erase markers. Perfect! IMPORTANT: you MUST use only a dry erase marker designed specifically for use with a dry erase board. Using any other type of marker will damage the photo panel.
You'll see in the photo over to the right (photo courtesy of fussymonkeybiz.blogspot.com) that there's been a sort of wooden frame built around these boards with some fun extra flair added, which is pretty sweet. But you could also just as easily hang photo panels directly on the wall in a straight line, or in a "six-pack" formation for an equally cool look.
You'll notice in this project, they are missing the Sunday board, but that's likely just due to the odd number of boards making it difficult to incorporate into a nice grid. I'd likely line up all seven of the boards, including Sunday, on my wall in a single straight horizontal line.
With Photo Panels available in 12x12, 8x8, 11x8.5 and 5x7 sizes, your menu board collection could be as big or small as your kitchen space allows. NOTE: the 12x12 photo panels come with a wall hanger on the back. The smaller sized panels have a stand for setting on a flat surface versus a hanger. Another option would be just to have one single panel with "Today's Menu" on it (as shown in last sample below), and write that day's menu on it.
I 've created a set of panel designs shown below using the Nancy O'Dell Digital Recipe Kit (US|Canada). The font used is Pea Mel's In Between. They turned out pretty fun! And, now's the time to order these panels, because they're 25% off for either regular or metal through January 15 at midnight CT!
Lastly, while recipe boards make super fun dry erase board ideas, I can think of loads of other ways these boards could be used: in a classroom as a teacher's board, add a calendar grid with no numbers or month name for your office, at home as a "to do" list or grocery list and more. How would you use a dry erase board? :)