Create a fun cheese plate and place settings for when you have your pals over for dinner.
- 12” X 12” (30 cm X 30 cm) black slate tile
- Mini artist’s tripods (for each place setting)
- Old towel
- Felt pads
- Hammer, chisel, hard surface to protect your work surface. ie: scrap piece of plywood
Hot Tip: Hardware or tile stores may have broken tile pieces that you can have for free, or they’ll sell them to you at a big discount.
Directions for Place Settings:
- Place piece of 12” X 12” (30.48 cm X 30.48 cm) slate on scrap piece of plywood or other hard work surface. Place an old towel over top of the slate. To break slate into 4 pieces, place the chisel at the centre of the slate and tap with the hammer (check slate after a few taps – you should see a crack). Repeat with your 2 broken pieces so you end up with 4 pieces.
- With the chalk, write your guests’ names on broken pieces. Place on individual mini artist tripods and set at each place setting.
Directions for Cheese Plate:
- Have your local slate store apply a food-safe solvent or do-it-yourself!
- Wash piece of 12” X 12” (30.48 cm X 30.48 cm) slate with gentle soap and water before serving food on it. (Don’t put slate in the dishwasher.)
- Attach felt pads to bottom of slate on all 4 corners. Put the cheese on slate and write the name of each cheese beside it with chalk.
- Add a glass of wine, arrange some crackers and enjoy!
12” X 12” (30.48 cm X 30.48 cm) black slate tile –
Chalk, Felt Pads –