For this idea we used a white gel roller. You can see everything you need at a glance in our photo. Each menu card is made from one piece of paper, which should be large enough to fold into a pocket shape that will hold the cutlery and serviette, with sufficient overlap to seal the edges on 3 sides. Everyone gets a menu card, so you’ll need as many pieces of paper as there are guests.
Fold the paper into a bag shape.
Next, seal the left, right and bottom edges with glue. The top edge is left open for inserting the cutlery and the serviette later on.
Sketch out the menu lightly in pencil first.
Now use the white gel roller to go over the pencil lines of the letters you have written. For a decorative effect, you could highlight the word “Menu”, or use a combination of font styles – just do whatever takes your fancy.
To enhance the overall appearance, use the gel roller to insert little embellishments or flourishes in-between each course.
To finish off, tie a ribbon in a matching colour around the wooden spoon and place it inside the menu card together with the cutlery and serviette. You’re now all set for your guests to arrive!
Products and materials
edding 2185 gel roller
- Heavy duty brown paper, e.g. thick packing paper
- Decorative wooden spoon (one for each guest)
- Matching ribbon
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