You will want to start by staining all of your wood pieces. You can use a wood stain in the color of your choice. Brush on the stain, allow to sit a few minutes, then wipe away the excess with a rag. Repeat for the sign, dowel, and wood strips.
Then you will need to cut the dowel and wood strips to size with a saw. Measure and mark the pieces for length then cut. You will need a dowel and two wood strips that are almost the width of your wood panel. You will also need to cut four small pieces from the wood strips to help raise them off of the board. Stain the cut ends of each of your pieces and allow to dry.
Once your stain has dried, you can start assembling your DIY menu board. Add the arrow hooks to the top of your board with screws.
Layout the remaining pieces onto your wood panel. You will want a short piece of the wood strip under each end of your long wood strips. Use wood glue to secure everything into place. Weigh down your joints while they dry.
In the meantime, you will want to add the word "MENU" to the top of your board. Note that you can also add other words to the top and use this project for other purposes. To add the menu, follow the instructions below.
Open up the cut file and use your Cricut to cut the word from vinyl.
Weed away all of the excess vinyl including the centers of the letters.
Then use transfer tape to remove the vinyl from the backing paper and add to the wood panel.
Confused by this? You can see the basics of working with vinyl here.
Then add your kraft paper roll to the dowel and put on the hooks. Your DIY menu board is ready for display anywhere in your kitchen. Write out each week's menu on the kraft paper then just pull it down and tear it off at the end of the week.