Colorblock DIY Food Domes — These Colorblock DIY Food Domes prove two things. Never underestimate the power of paint. And that no bug will come between me and a cupcake!
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 Colorblock DIY 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…
Materials Needed To Make Colorblock DIY Food Domes
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.
Hot glue gun and clear hot glue sticks
Napkin rings — I used geometric ones gifted from my friend Kim! Or you can also use knobs of your choice to use as the handles.
Plain woven baskets — Make sure they are big enough to cover your dishes.
Steps To Make Colorblock DIY Food Domes
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 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 for your Colorblock DIY Food Domes.
Now all you need is a good reason to invite friends over for a little outdoor soiree to show off your DIY skills!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the dome called that covers food?
The cloche is a little dome-shaped dish that only ever appears on screen in period dramas.
It’s usually seen being worn by footmen or maids, but I’ve also seen them used as hats!
What is a dome plate?
Dome plates are perfect for any building in need of extra load-bearing capacity.
They come with both solid bolts, frictionless ones, and cable fasteners that can handle the toughest conditions without slipping!
What is the top of the plate where the food is placed called?
The charger plate is a large, decorative base setting on top of which other dinnerware such as dishes and flatware are placed during formal occasions.
This practice can be seen in restaurants that offer high-quality food with elegant presentation skills like those found at wedding receptions or upscale parties where banquets may also take place!
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Disclosure: Thanks for supporting the brands that keep Sugar & Cloth running! As you know, I always love a good colorblock DIY. However, supplies don’t pay for themselves. 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.
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DIY Colorful Food Dome
- Hot glue gun
- 4 pieces 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
- Clear hot glue sticks
- Napkin rings I used geometric ones gifted from my friend Kim! Or you can also use knobs of your choice to use as the handles.
- Plain woven baskets — Make sure they are big enough to cover your dishes.
- If you don’t have a white basket, no worries! Just paint the entire basket white first
- Use painter’s tape across the center of the basket to serve as the line dividing each color
- Paint the left and right sides of the basket two different colors. (See my exact color choices above)
- Let it set to dry for about an hour
- Tape for the remaining colors
- Let your paint set for a few hours just to make sure it’s nice and dry
- Hot glue your knob or napkin ring in the center to use as a handle for your Colorblock DIY Food Domes
17 thoughts on “How To Make A Colorblock DIY Food Domes”
Seriously genius! This is a lovely and easy way to keep food protected during outdoor summer gatherings. Thanks for sharing!
Love it! Such a cute idea!
these turned out so cute!!
thanks Heather, glad you like them!
These are super cute!! I love them and you chose the perfect paint colors..
thank you! xo
What a good idea! These are adorable.
Such a creative DIY. Where is your flatware from? It’s ABSOLUTLY amazing.
Thanks Molly! The flatware is from West Elm :)
Absolutely gorgeous! and especially the colours you chose, girl you rocked it!
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…!
Totes should, kel!
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.