DIY Chalkboard Markers
Hi friends! It’s Stef from Girl. Inspired. here today – hello! Entertaining is one of my favorite things. I like to concentrate on making my guests feel welcome by making delicious foods and drinks that I know they’ll love and by decorating and displaying food in a way that demonstrates thoughtfulness. Every event should feel like a special occasion. Sometimes, entertaining can be a daunting task, so today I thought I’d show you a simple and elegant way of putting together a cheese table for guests to enjoy.
This table display should take you just a few minutes to put together and the clean-up couldn’t be easier! Let’s get started!
• chalkboard labels (stickers – they come in a variety of shapes and sizes)
• chalkboard pennants
• chalk or chalk pen
• postal wrap paper
• large birch round
• parchment paper
• votive candle jars
• flameless LED votive candles
• glass dome (optional)
• variety of cheeses, nuts, olives, etc.
Cover your table with a length of brown postal paper – it doesn’t need to fully cover the tabletop, simply line it down the center of the table. Cut a few sheets of parchment paper to fit on top of the birch round. Place cheese on top of the parchment paper so that oils from the cheese don’t seep into the birch round and for easy cleanup! Use chalk and the chalkboard pennants to create labels for each type of cheese.
Snap the ends off of the chalkboard pennants as needed to fit them into the top of each piece of cheese. Cover with a large glass dome if you wish.
Use olive branches to casually decorate the table. Place flameless candles inside the votive holders and set here and there across tabletop. Add large hunks of bread right on the paper and set out jams, nuts, olives, and whatever else you wish to accompany the cheese. Use chalkboard sticker labels to help guests identify the various foods.
The combination of the olive branches, paper table cover, and sparkly votives pull together this rustic, yet elegant look. The table is casual and inviting and what’s more, when the party is over and you’ve put away the dishware, you can simply fold the crumbs and remnants into the paper and throw it all straight into the trash! That’s my kind of dinner party! I’d love for you to stop over at Girl. Inspired. and see what else we’ve been cooking up! Happy entertaining!