DIY Acrylic Menus
June 27, 2014
With help from Lowe's, we covered our top 10 tips for effortless outdoor entertaining, but we couldn't let it all pass us by without a nod to these super simple, super adorable (reusable) DIY menus. If you're looking for instant hostess with the mostest status, these bad boys are fair game. They add a little something something to a simple dinner party, elevating it to the utmost degree with little to no effort at all!
MaterialsAcrylic sheets
Glass cutter
Cobalt spray paint
White paint marker


step-1You can either use the sheets to make full size menus (8x10”), or you can cut them down to a smaller size like we did (5x7”). To cut them down, just measure the size and mark on the acrylic with the paint marker. Then score the sheet along those lines with the glass cutter. After several passes, you should be able to snap the sheet to make a clean cut. Remove any markings with glass cleaner.

step-2Spray paint one side of the acrylic sheet with two light coats of spray paint. Let dry completely, about 1 hour.

step-3On the other side, handwrite your menu for the evening in paint marker. If you’d like to do a fancy script, you can print out your menu in a font of your choice, place the printout behind the menu, and trace the script in marker. *This would be easier with a lighter spray paint color or a more hazy coat of paint. Hold the menu & printout up to the window to get maximum backlighting while tracing.

step-4Worried about messing up? Don’t be! Glass cleaner & paper towel let you quickly start over, and for small mistakes, a Qtip and glass cleaner have you covered. When the dinner’s over, wipe off the menu with glass cleaner and set aside to reuse at your next dinner party!


Photography: Ruth Eileen Photography | Collaboration: Lowe's