Hand Lettered Farmhouse Style Menu Board

Can you believe it’s almost Turkey Time already? Here in the US, we are less than a month away from Thanksgiving Day! Whether you host dinner in your home or are a guest in someone else’s, this DIY Menu Board sign is a great project to get you in the mood for the big day! Create one to use yourself or to give as a gift for your host and hostess…all you need is the menu and a few basic supplies and you’ll have a fabulous, festive keepsake in no time. Take a look.

Hand Lettered Farmhouse Style Thanksgiving Menu Board


Unfinished Wood Round {mine is from Target}

FolkArt Home Decor Chalk matte acrylic paint in Rich Black


Pencil & Eraser

Fine Tip White Chalk Marker or Paint Marker

Step 1: Paint the top of your wood round with the black chalk paint.

One coat should be plenty to give you great coverage. Let the paint dry completely.

Step 2: Sketch a draft of your design, then lightly pencil it onto the painted wood.

I used a ruler to sketch horizontal lines across my wood slice to help keep my lettering straight. Then, I penciled in the positions of my words. Try using a variety of font sizes and styles to make your menu visually interesting.

Step 3: Trace over your pencil marks with a white chalk or paint pen.

You’ll want the finest tip pen you can find. I wish mine had been slightly finer so that I could have added more detail, but I still like the way it turned out. Not sure which kind of pen to use? Check out my guide to paint and chalk pens here!

Hand Lettered Thanksgiving Menu

Step 4: Erase any pencil lines.

My favorite eraser is a Tombow Mono Eraser, because it erases totally and cleanly from all kinds of surfaces.

Hand Lettered Menu Board

Once your pencil marks are gone, the menu board is ready to display!

Hand Lettered Thanksgiving Menu Board

What do you think? I can’t wait to see it on our Thanksgiving table. I also can’t wait to eat all of that delicious food…it’s torture lettering all about it and not getting to eat any of it for another month! What are the best things on your Thanksgiving menu? Tell us all about it in the Amy Latta & Friends Facebook group…see you there!

Farmhouse Style Hand Lettered Menu Board

Don’t forget, if you like it, then you ought to put a Pin on it!

Hand Lettered Menu Board

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