Color Blocked Entertaining Idea: DIY Painted Bread Board + Pear Goat Cheese Crostinis

By Brittni • Updated on 02/14/2024

DIY Painted Bread Board + Pear Goat Cheese Crostinis

Recently, I’ve been on a cutting board / breadboard kick. Which is a pretty weird and specific kick to be on, I realize. But it’s true.

So, I’ve started collecting a handful of ’em over the last year or so, just for fun.

When we moved last week, I put all my boards into a box, and realized I never shared a little DIY idea that I created a while back. You may have seen it pop up in Monday’s DIY fall picnic post.

So, to rectify that, I am sharing the quick and easy tutorial today for a little color blocked cutting board that you can use during the upcoming holidays, for entertaining, or any other time of year. Makes a great gift for a cook or foodie too!

DIY Painted Bread Board + Pear Goat Cheese Crostini Recipe


inexpensive breadboard (mine if from World Market – on sale for $16) // spray paint (I like Montana GOLD) and spray sealant // painters tape

How To:

1. Map out the area of the board you want to add paint to (I recommend the handle area, so it doesn’t come in contact with food). Then tape off the area where you don’t want paint to adhere to the surface, all the way around the board, with painter’s tape.

2. Spray 1-2 coats of spray paint over the board, letting the paint dry in between coats, according to instructions on the can. Once dry, flip over and repeat the process on the back of the board.

DIY Color Blocked Bread Board

3. Add a spray sealant or matte medium to seal the paint.

4. Remove painter’s tape and it’s ready to use.

How to Color Block a Bread Board

So simple! I love the rich teal color with the dark wood, but lighter colors would look great too…maybe a light grey, mint, or white.

Entertaining Idea: You could layer the board up with meats and cheeses, and use it as more as a platter as well, since it’s a pretty decent size. Be sure to add these leather DIY cheese markers too, if you do.

Pear Goat Cheese Crostini Recipe

Pear + Goat Cheese Crostinis

1. Cutup a baguette into slices about 1/2 inch thick. Then toast in the oven for about 5 minutes, at 350 degrees.
2. Remove from the oven and spread each slice with goat cheese.
3. Then, cut a pear into slices. Add a slice or two to each piece of toast.
4. Drizzle with honey and add a sprig of rosemary.

These are delicious. And SO easy….which makes them a go-to for the holiday entertaining season.

DIY Painted Bread Board + Pear Goat Cheese Crostinis

DIY Painted Bread Board + Pear Goat Cheese Crostini Recipe

Concept, photography, and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff

What do you think? Would this bread board make a good gift for someone that you know?

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Thanks Hope.


Aw wow it’s so vibrant and colourful. I love the idea of a painted bread board to add some life to a picnic party. So pretty!


Thanks Damiesdiary and Shannon.


This is great. Such a cute gift idea or an easy way to pump up the volume on your own table setting!


I love that its an easy tutorial.


Thanks Charlotte! Atlanta has been great so far and I imagine it will only get better in time.


I think handmade gifts are the best, nothing beats the sense of importance you get with them. Now who can I persuade to make one for me?

Glad the move went smoothly, I hope Atlanta treats you well.

Charlotte @ Drop Dead Bread

I love this idea – so simple but effective! The blue looks great against the natural wood.


Thanks Cheslea. It is super easy!


Such a simple way to make your stuff more unique!


Thanks Anna.


Oh! What an amazing idea. Cheap and a good option for gifts.

Anna F.

Thanks Jessica. Definitely an affordable option for gifts and entertaining.


Such a simple, clever and cheap idea!! 😉

Jessica Rose

I love giving handmade gifts too, Arielle…even if they’re only semi-homemade. 🙂

P.S. The move went well. We’re still unpacking boxes and getting settled in, but we’re loving it so far. It’s crazy that I live in Atlanta now. I still feel like I’m just visiting. Haha.


super cute gift idea. I love giving homemade gifts to friends and neighbors at the holidays. thanks for sharing! hope your move wasn’t too stressful!

love, arielle
a simple elegance

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