Posted on May 16 2012

Completely Pinteresting: Potluck Food Tags

I am such a fan of potlucks.  I just went to a lovely one last weekend – both the spread of food and the people were wonderful.  As is the case with any potluck, “What’s this?  This looks good – what is it?  What’s that?” were part of any conversation around the spread of food.  I’ve seen many versions of these DIY cheese plates, and was thinking a cute way to label food at a potluck would be extremely helpful.  So I got to work.

Have you used FIMO modeling clay?  I love the stuff.  You roll it out however you like, and bake it for 30 minutes.  I liked the randomness of shapes in this first batch, and next time I’m going to use some tiny cookie cutters.  I got a bag of hair clips, and affixed them to the clay labels with super glue once they were cooled from the oven.  Let me tell you, I thought a lot about how exactly I wanted to put these together.  I decided on the hair clips so they didn’t have to actually stick in the food, and after some testing they securely sit on the edge of a lot of bowls and plates.

I’ve always known that the EXPO markers work on chalkboard surfaces.  Turns out they work even better on baked clay!  With a little bit of water, they wipe away so clean!  Marking food, warning people of things they avoid in their diets, letting people know who made something…the options are endless!


  1. NicoleD says:

    These are adorable!! You’re such a smarty pants :)

  2. Amber says:

    Such a super cute idea!

  3. Katherine Ross says:

    I love that these can be reused! You are a genius. Seriously… a genius.

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