DIY Entry #21: Brunch Menus

Wanwisa’s adorable brunch DIY continued with school-supply theme menus.

brunch menu

Instructions:

Keeping with the office-supplies/back-to-school theme from my invitations, I designed a menu using a college-ruled loose leaf paper design as my background. I found a great typewriter-esque font on dafont.com called Travelers Typewriter that had a little more edge than your run-of-the-mill typewriter fonts provided by Microsoft programs. I decided to add in lieu of a motif, a mini definition for the French phrase “Bon Apetite” and kept the print of it similar to how one would see it in a dictionary.

I used a kraft-paper tan enclosure and despite the fact that the raised-textured faux bois design is not adhering to my theme, I wanted to include the detail as a nod to this fun and new trend in paper goods and home design.

brunch menu

I designed four belly bands on one sheet of paper, sliced them down to size and wrapped them around the enclosure to keep my menu closed. The logo I used for my band was one of three monograms/logos I ordered from Pink Events; Nicole, Pink Event’s designer, offers logo and monogram design services for a really minimal cost (it’s a great way for DIY-ers to take a mini shortcut and a great way to stay focused when you have just a few designs to work with).

Lastly, I used mini silver brads to attach my menu to the enclosure. I love how mini brads, fasteners and eyelets not only add a cute and stylish touch to paper crafts but are also functional.