Sunday, February 2, 2014

{DIY} Chalkboard Cheese Platter

Occasionally my inner Martha Stewart comes out, and when it does, it usually includes chalkboard paint and starts at Pinterest:

This platter is perfect for serving cheese, cookies, or any other goodies you might want to label {because everything is better with a label}.

you'll need:
  • a porcelain platter
  • painters tape
  • Pebeo Porcelaine 150 Chalkboard Paint {also available on Amazon}                                   *Don't use regular chalkboard paint; only works with porcelain paint
  • soft bristle paint brush
how to:
1. Make sure your platter is clean and dry.
2. If desired use painter’s tape to mask off the edges of the platter, otherwise skip the tape and freehand it.
3. Please note that this particular porcelain paint says it’s not recommended for surfaces that come in contact with food. However, it’s water based and non-toxic, and the folks at Dick Blick suggest painting a dinner plate with it on their website...
4. Apply the paint with a soft bristle brush.  {I only did one coat of paint, but you can do two two coats of paint if you'd prefer}
5. As soon as you are done painting carefully remove the tape if you used it {before the paint dries}
6. Let the paint dry for 24 hours. Then, bake your platter following the instructions printed on the back of the paint bottle. After baking turn off the oven and leave the platter inside until it has gradually cooled to room temperature. After you bake it the paint is dishwasher and microwave safe.

The perfect hostess gift {paired with my homemade vanilla} 

This is a perfectly imperfect homemade gift {as I am not the best painter} for any occasion OR for you next party! 

1 comment:

  1. I love this! You are amazing and gifted. I would love to receive this as a gift or enjoy some wine and cheese with you using it!