Hello everyone, today I am sharing a cheese markers DIY for a charcuterie. These are easy to make and this is a great time to gather ideas for the upcoming holiday season.
First off, I have been thinking about making a cheese markers DIY for a charcuterie for quite some time.
Because fall through winter are our biggest entertaining seasons making these early was great idea. It’s exciting especially because we have been away from our family and friends for so long. By the way, these months will be here before we know it.
Painting The Cheese Markers With Chalkboard Paint
The first thing I purchased is Benjamin Moore chalkboard paint. Because I was next to Ace Hardware I ran in to buy the paint.
Next came the plan, make cheese markers for a charcuterie board that are easy, straight forward and pieces I can use over and over. This is where the chalkboard paint became ideal. Therefore, the hunt began for pieces to create the cheese markers.
Starting With The Wood Rounds For The Cheese Markers
First, finding a package of different round wooden shapes at Michael’s, gave me the perfect pieces to make these cheese markers. They are a great size and will be perfect for seeing the names of the cheeses clearly.
Finding The Piece To Make The Cheese Markers DIY‘s Stand
So then, I began looking for something to allow these cheese markers to stand. Wait until you see what I bought.
Finding these small clothespins was exciting because they are different. I don’t remember seeing cheese signs having clothespins as feet. I think these are adorable and I’m adding a bit of elegance which is perfect to match our home.
Next, while in Michael’s I did purchase a few chalkboard pens for the cheese markers. The chalkboard pens are what I will use to write the name of the cheeses. I also purchased them in silver and gold. How fun for the holidays!
Beginning To Make The Cheese Markers
After gathering my supplies in my office/craft room, it was time to begin making the charcuterie cheese markers DIY.
The first thing I did is paint each side of my round shapes with the two coats chalkboard paint. Let them dry in between each coat.
Making The Cheese Labels Feet Elegant
Meanwhile as the bases are drying, I grab a favorite product, Rub N Buff in antique gold for my clothespins. Using a stencil brush I add the Rub N Buff covering the clothespins. Besides being an easy product to work with it’s especially great because a little goes a long way. Let the clothespins dry completely.
Using My Cheese Markers For My Charcuterie Board
After finishing the markers DIY, I set up a small charcuterie board. By the way, you may be interested in this post. Wait until you see what I used to make this, it’s amazing!
I truly love how the clothespins add another elegant element to my charcuterie markers. Notice how they elevate them so they are easy to see and don’t get in the way when reaching for your favorite cheeses?
As a rule, when making a charcuterie board, adding different cheeses, nuts, olives and fruit make great additions. It’s also a good idea to mix hard and soft cheeses. For example Gouda, Asiago, Brie or Goat to the charcuterie.
I also try to make this as pretty as possible because we eat with our eyes first. I like to use pretty dishes to hold nuts and olives. Also using pretty dishes to serve on is a great because again, we eat with our eyes.
Use any dishes you have in your home. Adding small forks and spoons for serving adds another pretty look and makes it look special.
By the way, these glasses are a new favorite purchase of mine. First of all, I love the pattern because it is subtle and elegant. I enjoy adding elegant and rustic touches anywhere I can making pieces pretty for family and friends.
I especially like these glasses because I can use them to serve easy desserts inside if I choose to make a dessert charcuterie board. Have you ever made one? They are especially fun and you may enjoy this post for ideas.
I am so happy I made these chacuterie markers because, believe it or not we have our first gathering set for the fall in early October. And I am making a fall theme charcuterie board with lots of goodies. I am thinking of menu ideas to stay organized because it’s a busy time of year for us. The cheese markers DIY will be a perfect addition.
I hope I have given you the inspiration to create your own cheese makers DIY for your charcuterie board. Don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter and follow me on Pinterest, Instagram and Cloches & Lavender’s Facebook page.