DIY-A-Fruit-Slice-Cheese-Board-Click-Through-for-TutorialI will admit that I love cheese. Like really LOVE it. So much so, that I think I could live off just cheese and a crusty French baguette. And maybe a glass of rosé every now and then! This simple DIY dragon fruit cheese board is seriously the cutest way to serve cheese and fruit this summer, and I am finding myself eating more of it than I should! But no complaints here!

I love the exotic look of dragon fruit, and that natural shade of hot pink is oh so pretty, so I decided to create a dragon fruit slice cheese board using all natural non-toxic milk paint and food safe wood wax. You won’t believe how easy it was, and this same technique can be used to create any fruit slice pattern cheese or fruit board you want.DIY-A-Fruit-Slice-Cheese-Board-Click-Through-for-Tutorial

DIY-A-Fruit-Slice-Cheese-Board-Click-Through-for-tutorial.-_Materials:
wood slice serving board
real milk paint powder in sweetheart, soft white, and Arabian night (you only need the sample pots for this small project)
soap stone sealer and wood wax
paintbrushes

Step one: Mix your powdered paint with water to create a thick paint consistency.

DIY-A-Fruit-Slice-Cheese-Board-Click-Through-for-tutorial.-_Step Two: Paint the center of the cheese board with the white paint (it may take several coats to fully cover the wood) in the center of the wood slice.

Step Three: Use the pink paint to paint the outside edge and about 1/4 to 1/2″ ring around the slice.

DIY-A-Fruit-Slice-Cheese-Board-Click-Through-for-tutorial.-_Step Four: Use the end of the paintbrush to add black dots all around the white portion.

Step Five: Once the milk paint is dry, use the large paintbrush to add a coat of the wood wax sealant. Once the wood wax is absorbed, your new food safe cheese board is ready to use.

DIY-A-Fruit-Slice-Cheese-Board-Click-Through-for-Tutorial

Then paint the center of the cheese board with the white paint (it may take several coats to fully cover the wood) in the center of the wood slice. Next use the pink paint to paint the outside edge and about 1/4 to 1/2" ring around the slice.

DIY-A-Fruit-Slice-Cheese-Board-Click-Through-for-TutorialAre you now as tempted as I am to eat cheese and fruit for every meal this summer? As simple as they are to make, you can easily create several for your next summer gathering. Just think how gorgeous it would be to have an entire table centerpiece with several fruit slice cheese boards filled with an assortment of delicious hors d’oeuvres. Yum! xoxo. Kara

Credits // Author and Photography: Kara Whitten. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.

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