It’s no secret I love using any kind of wood whenever and wherever I can tuck it into decor so when I volunteered to help with my friend’s wedding reception I immediately knew we had to incorporate wood into the menus. I’ve been seeing wood menus and wood check holders at restaurants for awhile now so I knew guests would be at least somewhat familiar having wood on the table in this format. You can complete this DIY wood menu project well in advance of the actual wedding or party as long as you have an idea of how many menus you will need.
photo credit Matt Gillis
Who knew your wedding and party decor would be coming from the lumber aisle at Home Depot! In fact this project was made possible by the kind folks at The Home Depot and I am sharing the details on how to make these wood menus over on their blog here. I highly suggest starting with your paper menu, knowing the exact size of the paper menu will determine the size of the wood board.
For this wood menu I used 1/4″ thick poplar boards and cut them down to size to fit the printed paper menus.
Once stained and dry I added a carpet tack to keep the menu in place. For complete details and step by step instructions click here.
For this wedding I made 200 wood menus but I was able to start months in advance so it didn’t feel like all that much work. The wood menus make a wonderful addition to the reception tables along with the wood lantern centerpieces.
Thank you for joining me for these wedding projects, it was such a blessing to help my friend and create beautiful pieces for her reception. Please share and tag me @jaimecostiglio if you make any of my projects.