FYI - If you leave the writing on the board too long, it really doesn't come off.
I looked into ways to first clean the paper I already hung. I tried several of the remedies from Wikihow. I tried the Magic Eraser - that took care of some of it. I also tried hand sanitizer. And I tried toothpaste and vinegar. Honestly, the best idea was going over the old marks with a dry erase marker and then wiping it off. I got it mostly clean. And I tried to cover what I could with the letters I made.
Once that was ready, I started making my menu board pieces. First I printed out on regular paper the letters - M E N U M T W T F S S.
Then, I cut out red circles and placed the letters on top.
|But they looked a little sad.|
|So I thought glittery foam is never wrong. I cut two circles slightly smaller than the red circles out.|
|And I used two sided tape to attach MENU to the top of the contact paper.|
|And then I placed the days of the week down the side -- no glittery foam board for them. But, I did used foam squares to attach them to the contact paper so they added a little extra dimension.|
And overall, it works. I probably should have actually measured out the days of the week and evenly spaced them. But I like it.
Maybe when I get a Cricut or Silhouette Cameo, the letters will be a little easier to make items with. I strongly hinted at my husband how much I really want the Cameo. We'll see.