DIY Colorblock food domes - Sugar and Cloth

DIY Colorblock food domes

DIY colorblock food domes | sugarandcloth.comDIY colorblock food domes | sugarandcloth.comWith summer in full swing, dinner al fresco is our go-to any time we get half a chance. The only catch is that Texas bugs are about as unforgiving as middle school dodge ball, which leaves me with no choice but to bring on the power of a repurposed basket.

These DIY colorblock food domes prove two things, never underestimate the power of paint and that no bug will come between me and a cupcake if I have anything (DIY) to do with it. The latter of which I’m not always proud of…

DIY colorblock food domes | sugarandcloth.com

Materials:

DIY colorblock food domes | sugarandcloth.com

First, use painter’s tape across the center of the basket to serve as the line dividing each color, then paint the left and right sides of the basket two different colors (see my exact color choices above).

If you don’t have a white basket, no worries! Just paint the entire basket white first, let it set to dry for about an hour, and then tape for the remaining colors. The good news is that Glidden paint is super easy to use on a lot of different surfaces, so you should have no problem doing so in one coat on whatever basket you may be using.

DIY colorblock food domes | sugarandcloth.com

Let your paint set for a few hours just to make sure it’s nice and dry, then hot glue your knob or napkin ring in the center to use as a handle.

DIY colorblock food domes | sugarandcloth.comDIY colorblock food domes | sugarandcloth.com

Now all you need is a good reason to invite friends over for a little outdoor soiree to show off your DIY skills.

DIY colorblock food domes | sugarandcloth.com

What’s your favorite project you’ve made so far this summer? Don’t forget to share your projects for us to see using #mysugarandcloth!

Disclosure: Thanks for supporting the brands that keep Sugar & Cloth running! As you know, I always love a good colorblock DIY, yet supplies don’t pay for themeselves. This post was sponsored by Glidden paint through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Glidden paint, all opinions are my own. 

DIY Colorblock food domes - Sugar and Cloth

DIY Colorblock food domes

DIY colorblock food domes | sugarandcloth.comDIY colorblock food domes | sugarandcloth.comWith summer in full swing, dinner al fresco is our go-to any time we get half a chance. The only catch is that Texas bugs are about as unforgiving as middle school dodge ball, which leaves me with no choice but to bring on the power of a repurposed basket.

These DIY colorblock food domes prove two things, never underestimate the power of paint and that no bug will come between me and a cupcake if I have anything (DIY) to do with it. The latter of which I’m not always proud of…

DIY colorblock food domes | sugarandcloth.com

Materials:

DIY colorblock food domes | sugarandcloth.com

First, use painter’s tape across the center of the basket to serve as the line dividing each color, then paint the left and right sides of the basket two different colors (see my exact color choices above).

If you don’t have a white basket, no worries! Just paint the entire basket white first, let it set to dry for about an hour, and then tape for the remaining colors. The good news is that Glidden paint is super easy to use on a lot of different surfaces, so you should have no problem doing so in one coat on whatever basket you may be using.

DIY colorblock food domes | sugarandcloth.com

Let your paint set for a few hours just to make sure it’s nice and dry, then hot glue your knob or napkin ring in the center to use as a handle.

DIY colorblock food domes | sugarandcloth.comDIY colorblock food domes | sugarandcloth.com

Now all you need is a good reason to invite friends over for a little outdoor soiree to show off your DIY skills.

DIY colorblock food domes | sugarandcloth.com

What’s your favorite project you’ve made so far this summer? Don’t forget to share your projects for us to see using #mysugarandcloth!

Disclosure: Thanks for supporting the brands that keep Sugar & Cloth running! As you know, I always love a good colorblock DIY, yet supplies don’t pay for themeselves. This post was sponsored by Glidden paint through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Glidden paint, all opinions are my own. 

Comments

  • jewel7013

    06.24.14

    oooh, those nasty bugs, I hate them too!

    And what a neat idea for avoiding those critters among other great reasons for making these fantastic food domes!

    Gotta be on the top of my list of one of your best DIY’s (of course I tend to say that a lot, dont I?) This project would be a great teaching event at your studio.

  • These are amazing!! My sister in law was looking for some cute food domes and they are hard to find! May need to make some of these…!

    • Ashley said:

      Totes should, kel!

  • corinanika

    06.24.14

    Absolutely gorgeous! and especially the colours you chose, girl you rocked it!

  • Molly //TLP

    06.24.14

    Such a creative DIY. Where is your flatware from? It’s ABSOLUTLY amazing.

    Http:// thelollyprojecblog.blogspot.com

    • Ashley said:

      Thanks Molly! The flatware is from West Elm :)

  • Vintage4YourHome

    06.25.14

    These are super cute!! I love them and you chose the perfect paint colors..

    • Ashley said:

      thanks Heather, glad you like them!

  • Mable Tan

    06.29.14

    Love it! Such a cute idea!

  • Diana

    07.12.14

    Seriously genius! This is a lovely and easy way to keep food protected during outdoor summer gatherings. Thanks for sharing!