Wednesday, November 16, 2011

DIY Slate Cheese Board























Okay, this is embarrassingly EASY! I was in Crate & Barrel one day when I came across a slate cheese board for $25! I thought.......... I could make this thing for about $5. at the most! So I did! Here's how! 














First I headed to Home Depot, and bought this 12 x 12 inch piece of slate for $1.69. Next I grabbed 4 self adhesive felt pads. I already had some, but you can get them at an Office Depot for about $3! I washed the slate well, let it dry, and then placed a felt circle in each corner.













Before I use it, I rub the slate with olive oil. This gives it a deeper color and a slight sheen. I thought about sealing it, but I don't want to serve cheese off of anything with chemicals! 

Add cheeses of your choice and label with chalk. I used Manchego (my absolute favorite), cheddar and brie. I also added greenery from my own backyard. You can also add nuts, grapes, apples, whatever! Be creative!

 This slate cheese board is also a great Christmas gift idea!

8 comments:

Tash said...

This is so awesome. I am making one for myself as well!

Lucent Imagery said...

You, my friend, are AWESOME! I think I'll have to try this myself too. Will let you know how I go! x

Lea said...

Thanks girls! Wish you BOTH lived closer so we could have a little wine together with this cheese! ( :

Michelle {lovely little things} said...

Love this!

Lucent Imagery said...

I'm going to think positive that one day we will make it happen. :)

Lea said...

YES! That would be so cool!

Nicole Marie said...

such a good idea!! i've been wanting to buy one! so much cheaper!

Jane McRee said...

Such an amazing and lifesaving post! Lea please share more ideas with us. Making slate cheese boards has been so easy, I have never imagined. I would try to explore my garden and fridge as well for attractive presentation.