Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Minature Easles

Some years ago my daughter gifted me with a set of minature easles and over the years I have used them as part of my table settings.

For Thanksgiving I posted quotes about being thankful.

Another time I cut  words with their definitions from the dictionary and mounted one on each easle.

But this time I wanted to use them as placecards.  One way to do that was to turn them into chalkboards.

I took laminate countertop samples and painted them with chalkboard paint.  Any color laminate chip would work but I used black matt finish because that just made it all the easier to paint.

The small hole can be covered with something decorative or left as it is.  The laminate chip was a pretty good fit in the ceramic plate but since the plate is removable they work equally well without it.

With or...


This idea could be transferred to the buffet table as well to designate hot or mild sauces,  decaf vs. regular coffee, spiked punch....and so on.

I woke up this morning thinking of other ways to use these easles.  I thought perhaps for a women's luncheon...

it would be cute to use a mirror.  Write the guest's name in lipstick and then place a tube of lipstick next to each place setting as a favor.

It would be interesting to hear how you would use these.  If you leave me some good ideas, I'll do a follow up post.


  1. Great, creative ideas.
    Like the zebras.

  2. Ok, that is super cute and inexpensive. I could even do that with my limited creative ability. That would be super cute for a teacher luncheon.