DIY Weekly Meal Plan Chalkboard. Download this free hand-lettered SVG cut file and create a weekly meal plan chalkboard that’s as cute is it is functional.
DIY Weekly Meal Plan Chalkboard
Last week, I shared my Weekly Meal Plan & Grocery List Printables, and this week, I’m sharing the other thing that helps keep my meal planning on track.
This DIY Chalkboard is as cute as it is functional! In this post, I’ll be sharing the basic how-to along with the free hand-lettered cut files.
This is where the chalkboard sits in my kitchen. I used to have it hanging on the wall, but I’d take it down each week to write on it, so I added a cute shelf from Home Goods, so it’s easier to move when I need to write on it.
DIY Chalkboard Supplies
Here’s what you’ll need to whip up this DIY Project!
- Chalkboard. Mine is this 17″ x 23″ Chalkboard.
- Permanent White Vinyl. I use Oracal 651 Vinyl.
- Transfer Tape
- Vinyl Tools (Hook, Scraper)
- Chalk Pencils. These are my favorites for writing on the chalkboard.
- Cutting Machine. Popular options are the Silhouette CAMEO or Cricut Explore Air. I’m team Silhouette.
- DIY Weekly Meal Plan Chalkboard Free SVG Cut File (below)
HOW TO DOWNLOAD ZIPPED FILES
The Cut File files are in a zip format. You just need to unzip the file to access your chose file format type.
- On a computer: Save the zipped file to your desktop and uncompress it.
- On your phone/iPad: If you are downloading directly to a mobile device or tablet, you will need to install an app (such as FileExplorer Free) onto your iPad/phone FIRST. Then you will be able to open the zipped file.
This free design is for personal use only. Want to use it on handmade items you sell? You can. Just read the info below for the details.
- Anything you sell with this design on it is considered a commercial use. You can purchase a limited commercial use license for use on handmade items you sell for just $5 here in my shop.
- It’s hand-lettered (not a font!), which makes it a one of a kind design.
- This license applies to one design only, so you’ll need one for each design of mine that you’ll be using on handmade items you sell.
DIY Weekly Meal Plan Chalkboard Cut Files
Click the links below to download the cut files.
Creating the DIY Weekly Meal Plan Chalkboard
You can watch a short video of the steps over on my Instagram Stories. I share some bonus tips near the end as well.
If you’re a total newbie to the CAMEO and need more detailed instructions, check out this beginner tutorial for Cutting Vinyl with the Silhouette CAMEO.
- 17" x23" Chalkboard
- Permanent White Vinyl
- Transfer Tape
- Vinyl Tools (Hook, Scraper)
- Chalk Pencil
- DIY Weekly Meal Plan Chalkboard Free SVG Cut File (in blog post)
- Cutting Machine such as Silhouette CAMEO
- Download the SVG/Silhouette Cut File.
- Open it in the Silhouette Studio software and size it to fit your chalkboard and cutting mat. I cut my design at 10" wide and also cut it two parts to fit the 12 x 12 cutting mat.
- Cut vinyl using the Silhouette CAMEO.
- Weed vinyl.
- Use transfer tape to move the vinyl design from the vinyl backing to the chalkboard.
- Apply to the chalkboard.
- Repeat for the second half of the design, if needed.
- Season your chalkboard by rubbing it generously with chalk and erasing it. This prevents ghosting of old chalk writing as you use it each week.
If you're a total newbie to the CAMEO and need more detailed instructions, check out this beginner tutorial for Cutting Vinyl with the Silhouette CAMEO.
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SVG CUT FILE FAQS
I’m getting an error message when I click the Studio3 (Silhouette) file, and it won’t open.
Yep, that’s because your computer doesn’t know what program to use to open it.
- To open it, you need to open Silhouette Studio first.
- Then go to File>Open and select the file from your desktop (or wherever you saved the cut file).
- Voilá! It should work now.
How Do I Use the SVGs?
How Do I Get the Designs into My Silhouette Studio?
Unless you’re buying from the Silhouette Design Store, designs won’t automatically download to Silhouette Studio. Whomp, Whomp. But don’t worry, it’s still easy to save them to your library!
- First, save the downloads to a folder on your desktop.
- Then, open Silhouette Studio.
- From within the software, Go to File>Open and select the design(s) you want to use.
- Once you have them open, you can go to File>Save>Save to Library to save them in Silhouette Studio.
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Free Weekly Meal Plan & Grocery List Printables
Get your weekly meal plan and grocery list organized with these free printable PDFs!
Have Fun Creating this DIY Weekly Meal Plan Chalkboard!