DIY: Chalkboard Cheese Platter

 

 This is a really fun, easy project that is great to give as a gift. Cheese is the most common use however you can use it for any foods you would like to describe! I reccommend it as a rainy Sunday activity, or with friends over wine as a crafty girls night.

 

you’ll need:
a porcelain platter
painter’s tape (optional)
Porcelaine Chalkboard Paint
(Don’t use regular chalkboard paint. This only works with porcelain paint.)
a soft bristle paint brush (a watercolor brush works well)

a regular kitchen oven

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. Apply the paint with a soft bristle brush. You will be able to see the brush strokes after the paint dries, so be careful and keep your strokes even. I ended up applying two thin coats of paint (allow the first coat to dry completely before applying the second).
4. As soon as you are done painting carefully remove the tape if you used it. If you remove it before the last coat of paint dries, the tape will be less likely to peel up the edges of the paint.

5. 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.

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