With 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…
- 4 paint brushes, one for every color
- Paint colors of your choice, I used Glidden® paint’s Pastorale Jade, Tropical Coral, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and Peach a La Mode
- Painter’s tape
- Hot glue gun and clear hot glue sticks
- Napkin rings (I used geometric ones gifted from my friend Kim!) or knobs of your choice to use as the handles
- Plain woven baskets big enough to cover your dishes
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.
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.
Now all you need is a good reason to invite friends over for a little outdoor soiree to show off your DIY skills.
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.