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Home for the Holidays

Updated: Jan 15


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This year has been especially busy for all of us. Many of us took this time spent at home to remodel. Whether you got new counter tops, painted a few walls, re-did your patio, there is a good chance you have some left-over materials.


Here at DeFeo Materials, we don’t let anything go to waste and we have numerous ways in which you can utilize your left-over stone for more than what you originally bought it for. In today’s article we are talking about left over slate and how you can utilize it this holiday season!


Slate is a cost-effective material that can be used for many different projects. It is a great mulch alternative and looks great surrounding your garden. Slate can also be used for patios and walkways. It also makes for really great décor statement pieces. Below are the ways you can utilize your leftover slate during the holidays!


1. Create a Charcuterie Board


Slate is becoming a popular way to serve your platters. It has a sleek look and can even be written on, so your cheeses or meats are labeled. Black slate provides a beautiful contrast to meats and cheeses and will leave your guests in awe. To ensure your stone does not ruin any of your tables, you can simply attach bumpers or felt to the bottom of the board. Slate can also be used as a serving tray as well!


*Note* if your slate needs to be resized you can pick up slate cutting tools.


2. Holiday Decorations


Slate can be easily painted on which makes it the perfect material for holiday decorations! You can use it on your front porch as a welcome sign, or even on a mantel with fun snowman painted on. It can be easily hung by attaching a picture frame wire!


You can also create Christmas tree ornaments! This is a craft that you can even include your children on! Simply lay out paper and acrylic paint and create your very own custom ornaments.


3. Coasters


Similar to your charcuterie board, you can cut slate into smaller coasters! Since they can be easily written on or painted you can customize them for each of your holiday guests!



4. Chalk Board


Slate is known to be used as chalk boards! If you have left over pieces, you can create your very own chalk board! Whether it is for your kids to play with, or used as table setting numbers, your chalk possibilities are endless!


Being home this year has had its fair share of highs and lows, and many of us may be feeling down about the holidays. We know how important it is to spend time with friends and family during this time and want to wish everyone well this holiday season!


If you are looking for high quality Slate you can trust DeFeo Materials to get you the best products. We hope you all have a safe and wonderful holiday season!

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