Hope that you had a beautiful Easter weekend! We spent ours out in Tempe, Arizona with Kevin’s family. Sunshine, wonderful people, good food, toooo much sugar. The recipe for a great holiday.
I wanted to share a quick DIY project that I put together for upcoming outdoor entertaining (now that spring has brought with it perfect outside evening weather in our neck of the woods).
This DIY slate (it’s actually porcelain made to look like slate) cheese board was close to $8 to make – less if you already own spray paint – and makes a very easy and fun display piece for appetizers. Love broiled fruit with cheese now :). A row of them would be pretty, or perhaps spaced about a party for cohesiveness? You could also try for a larger or smaller square tile for a different look.
DIY Slate Tile Cheese Board
Materials: 1 tile (I chose a 12×24 in a faux slate – it’s actually porcelain), wooden 1″ flat head plugs (found in the finish carpentry aisle), gold spray paint, wood glue, scrap wood
Any tile will do here. I chose a porcelain piece because it was pretty inexpensive ($3.50 for a 12×24″) and because slate is not so easy to find. If you were looking for the real deal you might try a tile shop that sells scraps. Quick note that stores like Lowe’s and Home Depot will often let you buy just one tile from their boxes of 10 or 25 if you just ask.
First up is painting the edges of the tile to give it that extra little bling. I found that rather than taping the tile, I simply placed the tile upside down on a scrap piece of wood and spray painted. It did the trick.
Next is applying ‘legs’. The wooden plugs work perfectly as legs, you could also cut down a dowel to size (especially if you were interested in a taller stand).
Attached with wood glue and allow to dry.
So easy and pretty! I think I might make several of these for outdoor parties this summer.
Enjoy the start to your week!
On a side note… what do I do with all of this Easter candy??
I think that we may have participated in something like a half dozen egg hunts over the past two weeks. I can’t keep this stuff around.