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DIY cheese board – Spruce up your kitchen


DIY - cheese board

Being in a crafty mood nowadays, i am going through my kitchen, trying to throw recycle, create and posh it up. With a simple touch you can add some excitement to your items. You know by now, i am fond of personalized items, i love to give identity to everything in my house, and even to the gifts i offer.

After the sharpie plates DIY , today’s craft is very simple and could be done in couple of hours. it’s often the simplest ideas that are the most striking. Adding some colors and typography to my cheese board, made all the difference!

With non toxic red acrylic , I painted the edge of the cutting board after i wrapped it with a thread to create lines effect. Diluting the acrylic with more water creates a “wash” of paint, and shows the wood grain beneath.

DIY - cheese board

After a lot of reading to see which paint to use for food safe purpose, Acrylic paint was the best. It is a water soluble paint but become water-resistant when dry. It is a fast drying and durable paint, containing pigments suspended in an acrylic (or plastic) binder.  They come in a wide range of vibrant colors, easy to apply and clean up and have no fumes. BUT Not all acrylic paints are non-toxic or food safe. Please read paint labels and look for the “AP Non-toxic” seal. Do NOT use paints without this seal. Some have mercury, arsenic and cadmium in them for pigments and you absolutely do not want these ingredients.

After a couple of hours, the paint is dry. I traced the word “cheese” and filled it with dark brown acrylic color.

DIY - cheese board

And here is my new adorable cheese board!

DIY - cheese board

With a little creativity and a couple of hours, you can personalize your things at home and be unique. I am planning to use it for the first time in a romantic cheese and wine with my hubby! Time flies, enjoy every second of it.

DIY - cheese board

 

 

creative easter eggs – bunnies, carrots and chicks


Coloring eggs should be fun when you have kids. Just normal dyeing is not enough to impress my boy. we need creative ideas? and that’s how it started…

Bunnies, carrots and chicks and let the fun begin!

Dye the eggs with orange to make the carrots.

orange eggs

Then cut papers from different shades of green (to look realistic) as medium thin strips to make the carrots stems. I used wax gun to stick them.

carrot stem

And the carrots are ready.

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Now we want bunnies to eat those carrots. No need to color the eggs, white is perfect. Cut out two big and two small ovals for the ears.

Click bunny ears to download a high resolution file.

ears

The nose is a small pompom bought ready made (for people in qatar you can buy it from daiso). Draw eyes and moustache with a black marker.

bunny egg

And the family bunnies found the carrots!

family bunnies

Adding chicks made the whole thing so cool. 3 easy steps to follow:

  • color blue eggs
  • stick yellow triangle for the nose
  • 2 black dots for the eyes

Then i realized there should be a male chick! Small rectangular cuts on a red paper and the comb is done!

chicks

chicks

I like the egg carton color, so why not use it for the decoration?!

set up

Final outcome! Brilliant! Am sure adults as kids will love this.Can you feel the spring? Am sure now you’re all excited for easter 🙂

table set

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