I'm back for the third week of the "Dare to Do-It-Yourself" challenge hosted by Decor and the Dog, Maybe Matilda, Newly Woodwards, and Two Twenty One!
I shared my my Thankful Tree as a part of the week one "be thankful" challenge and my DIY Christmas plates for the "entertain" Challenge.
This week we were tasked to give handmade... I decided to make a Personalized Chalkboard cheese dome that would be a perfect hostess gift for Christmas parties!
First I started with a basic wooden based cheese dome.. I actually purchased this one from a consignment store for only $2.50. I love the challenge of finding something for super cheap and refinishing or personalizing it! Once I got it home I gave it a good washing and started on my task to take this cheese dome to the next level :)
First I lightly sanded the wood base and broke out the RUST-OLEUM Chalkboard spray paint that I already had on hand.
After a few coats I decided that it still looked a little too plain... so I used some Craft Smart White Acrylic Craft Paint to add a white boarder around the base. I thought that this step made the base stand out a little more.
For the reveal here on my blog I decided that I would add a vinyl P (for Park) to the glass portion of the dome to show the personalization. I made the P using my Silhouette machine and their vinyl. This was actually my first time using vinyl and I found it extremely easy to use!
Once you add a block of cheese to the base and write the type in chalk...
This makes a perfect gift to take to a friends house as a hostess gift this holiday season!
NOW FOR MY FIRST GIVEAWAY!!!
I've decided to actually give away this cheese dome. The vinyl P is easily removable and I am ready to personalize for the winner. The winner of this giveaway can choose to either get the dome without any personalization OR I will make them their own vinyl letters/name OR I will use the silhouette etching cream to add a more permanent letter/name to the glass dome.
To be entered for this giveaway please leave a comment on this blog between now and Friday 8 p.m. EST. Each comment will count as a submission so feel free to come back and visit throughout the week. We will pick one comment at random and announce our winner on Monday!