DIY Menu Template
This is for menus that fit inside a folded napkin. (community article)
All instructions, template and pics from Dill Pickle Picnic.
- Paper Cutter (or have it precut at Kinko’s,etc)
- Color printer that will allow for custom paper sizes
- Feel Script Font or Monterey BT Font
- Menu Template created in MS Word (saved for Word 95-2005)
- 8.5 x 11 inches Ivory or White Cardstock – 1 sheet makes 3 menus (I used cover stock from PaperSource in Luxe White but Cold Press watercolor paper would work well also)
- If you don’t already have it loaded on your computer, download and install the font of your choice. This project uses Copperplate Gothic (which came with MS Word) and Monterey-BT.
- Download the Menu Template from above and update to your menu items of choice. Verify that the paper size is set to a custom size with a width of 3.66 inches and a height of 8.5 inches.
- Cut your standard sized paper into 3 menu sized pieces*. Each menu is setup to be 3.66 inches wide, so a 1/3 of a standard sheet of paper’s width if in landscape mode. Using your paper cutter cut each sheet into 3 equal pieces. To make this process less tedious I constructed a “guard” of sorts using a post-it note placed in the correct cutting position. Then I could just line my paper up against it’s edge and make a consistent sized cut each time. In retrospect it would have been even easier if I’d used a piece of heavier cardstock taped to my cutting deck so I have more of a solid edge to line up against. With my cutter and this easier method of alignment, I could easily cut through 2 pieces of coverstock at a time.