Earlier this month I wrote a guest post for Frugal Foodie Mama as part of her Santa’s Little Bloggers series. If you didn’t catch the series or haven’t been to her site check it out there were some really great posts. I thought I would go ahead and share the post with you here. This could make a great last minute gift for someone on your list.
I grew up with two brothers who have now all met their significant others and I have a cutie pie nephew in addition to my husband and two little monkeys, so my family is pretty big, especially when you start thinking about buying gifts for everyone. We love Christmas and spending time with family but it can get stressful shopping for everyone. This year we are all going up to a cabin in the mountains and hopefully getting a white Christmas. To take some stress out of the holiday we’ve decided to make it a homemade Christmas. I’m excited to see what everyone comes up with. We eat a lot of cheese in my family so I thought making a cheese plate would be fun. I know I’m late to the game but I love chalkboard paint. I have to really hold myself back from just turning everything into a chalkboard. I originally thought I could find a platter at the dollar store and use that but there wasn’t really anything that I liked. I wanted something that was all white. I went to Home Goods and found a set of 4 over sized dinner plates. They are supposed to be professional quality (I didn’t know there was such a thing) and they’re very heavy. I got the set for 14.95. This is more than the dollar store but it is much better quality and works out to less than $4 a plate, so I was OK with that. The rest of the items needed I had on hand so it was a very inexpensive gift to make. Here’s how I did it.
What you’ll need:
- chalkboard Spray paint
- rough sand paper
- painters tape
- rubbing alcohol
- plate or platter
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