I’ve been dying for an excuse to create my own chalkboard anything and when my girlfriend’s shower popped up in my agenda I headed straight to Michaels. She just happens to be a teacher so combining a love for cheese with a chalkboard was a pretty magical tie in.
This DIY is super simple and you can do it in a variety of ways. I opted for the two strips of chalkboard with an open center because A. I love stripes and B. you can switch up the way the lettering is facing. If it’s on a two sided buffet table you can write the words to face either side.
What You’ll Need:
- tape a clean cutting board with painters tape
- paint with two coats of chalkboard paint. The instructions say to let it dry for 24 hours in between coats but I only gave it around an hour and a half. #rebel
- remove tape
- once it’s totally dry, cover the chalkboard paint in chalk and then remove with a damp cloth. This apparently cures the chalkboard paint and primes it for use
- and now for the fun part! Place a selection of your favorite cheeses and write out the names 🙂
My printing clearly isn’t the best but being that it is a chalkboard you can always erase it and try again!