Monday, October 22, 2012

How to Make Cheese Boards Using Floor Tiles

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Wandering the aisles of Home Depot recently, looking at options for a new kitchen floor, it occurred to me that the single floor tiles would make perfect cheese and charcuterie boards and were a steal at under $2 apiece. I generally use platters or cutting boards to arrange cheeses on, but I love the smooth, cool marble of a floor tile and the fact that I can have a whole variety of colors, textures and sizes in my kitchen for under $10. Cheese and charcuterie boards are an easy, trendy way to entertain and using floor tiles makes presentation easy.

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I picked up a few different tiles in a variety of surfaces some square, others rectangular, some glossy, some matte they ranged in price from $1.40 $1.87.

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I figured they might be awkward to pick up if set out flat on the table, and their rough undersides might scratch some surfaces, so we picked up a package of rubber feet the peel and stick kind.

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They cost around $2 also at Home Depot. They also had felt ones and cork ones, but I figured the silicone kind would be more washable of course with a felt bottom, it would be easy to simply wipe the surface of the tile. An alternative might be to glue a square of felt to the bottom.

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Although they stuck quite firmly, I added a dab of glue for good measure.

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One in each corner and I had built 4 different cheese and charcuterie boards in about 5 minutes, for around $2 apiece. I may just make more to give as Christmas gifts this year and maybe at some point Ill choose a new kitchen floor to match!

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Happy holiday entertaining!

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  2. Just searching for ideas for my mom's birthday this weekend and so glad I came across this.
    I have a ton of tiles in the garage that would make for an excellent project.
    I'm thinking a bit of a twist though and making a mosaic jewelery box. Thanks for the great idea!