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How To Craft Projects from Cutting Boards

09.17.15

I am so excited to announce my participation in Wayfair’s The Great Craft Swap! Basically what’s happening is a selection of bloggers teamed up with Wayfair by selecting 1 of 4 items offered, crafting the heck out of it and then secretly sending it to another participating blogger. How fun is that?

DIY Cutting Board Projects #WayfairCraftSwap

Scroll down to see what I crafted and then to learn what another blogger crafted for me!

The Great Craft Swap with Wayfair #wayfair

Let’s get started with what I crafted! I selected a 3 piece set of bamboo cutting boards that got me instantly thinking chalkboard paint. I’m sort of in a chalkboard kick right now, so I immediately got to brainstorming all the options I could create using cutting boards and chalkboard paint.

DIY Cutting Board Projects #WayfairCraftSwap

Since I shared with you earlier this week my chalkboard wood cheese tray, I decided to create a miniature version of that idea by making a simple serving tray adorned with iron forged handles. This could certainly be used to serve an appetizer or used as decor topped with a pretty pitcher of flowers and a yummy smelling candle.

DIY Cutting Board Chalkboard Tray #wayfaircraftswap

DIY Cutting Board Chalkboard Tray #wayfaircraftswap

Crafting Supplies and Directions : 

Bamboo Cutting Board
Chalkboard Paint
Foam Brush
(2) Cabinet Handles with Screws
Drill
Painters Tape

Using the painters tape, mark off the area in which you would like to apply the chalkboard paint. Ensure a firm seal by using a plastic card to smooth out the tape.

Apply one event coat of chalkboard paint using the form brush. Be sure to not put it on too thick. Dry 1-2 hours and then apply a second coat of paint. Once semi-dry, remove the painters tape slowly.

After the paint has dried completely, mark where the handles will be placed. Using a drill with the appropriate drill bit size, secure the handles to the board.

Tip — prep the chalkboard surface by rubbing a piece of chalk over the entire board and wipe away with a damp cloth. 


Next up, on the medium size cutting board I opted to go for a more artistic pattern that I thought could look great when hung on a gallery wall. The hardest part about this particular project was figuring out how to tape off a perfect triangle! This decorative wall art comes complete with a hanging bracket on the back.

DIY Decorative Abstract Wall Art #wayfaircraftswap

DIY Decorative Abstract Wall Art #wayfaircraftswap

Crafting Supplies and Directions : 

Bamboo Cutting Board
Chalkboard Paint
Foam Brush
Painters Tape
Picture Hanging Bracket

Using the painters tape, mark off the area in which you would like to apply the chalkboard paint. To create a triangle as I did here, mask off a triangle using the tape and then trace the inside lines. Remove the tape and then carefully fill in the triangle you traced with the painters tape. You will now paint on the outside of the triangle so that when you pull all the tape away, the wood will shine through untouched. Ensure a firm seal by using a plastic card to smooth out the tape.

Apply one event coat of chalkboard paint using the foam brush. Be sure to not put it on too thick. Dry 1-2 hours and then apply a second coat of paint. Once semi-dry, remove the painters tape slowly.

Flip the board over and using epoxy glue, carefully adhere the hanging bracket and let dry 1 hour.


Lastly, on the smallest cutting board I created a memo or to-do list board. There is the option to write directly on the chalkboard paint or you can simply clip a slim notepad onto the board and use it like that. I also added a thick piece of twine in case it was to be hung on the wall for a quick note or display something meaningful. The options are endless!

DIY Chalkboard To Do List #wayfaircraftswap

DIY Chalkboard Memo Pad #wayfaircraftswap

Crafting Supplies and Directions : 

Bamboo Cutting Board
Chalkboard Paint
Foam Brush
Metal Clip

Using the painters tape, mark off the area in which you would like to apply the chalkboard paint.

Apply one event coat of chalkboard paint using the form brush. Be sure to not put it on too thick. Dry 1-2 hours and then apply a second coat of paint. Once semi-dry, remove the painters tape slowly.

I used a metal magnetic clip and with an appropriate sized screw, attached the clip to the board. Finalized the memo board with a thick piece of twine tied in a knot.

DIY Cutting Board Projects #WayfairCraftSwap

DIY Cutting Board Projects #WayfairCraftSwap


Here comes the fun part! After I finished my project, packaged them up and shipped them off it was the waiting game for when a box arrived at my doorstep from my secretive blogging partner! I was lucky enough to be paired with the talented, Carissa, from Creative Green Living.

Carissa took on the task of transforming an ordinary picture frame into something uniquely different and boy did she! It was so sweet of Carissa to do a little background research first and she came to find out that I was dabbling in the use of essential oils. With her artistic, creative talents she set out to make a desktop bottle holder!

DIY Essential Oils Picture Frame Display by Creative Green Living | Modish and Main

I absolutely love how ingenious and practical this is. Throughout the day in my home office, I’ll use my essential oils diffuser and now I can keep my most used bottles right on hand in a pretty display that blends in perfectly with my decor. Head on over to Carissa’s blog to learn how to create one of these for yourselves!

DIY Essential Oils Picture Frame Display by Creative Green Living | Modish and Main

DIY Essential Oils Picture Frame Display by Creative Green Living | Modish and Main

Participating in Wayfair’s craft swap was so much and I loved having the opportunity to think outside the box and make something creative and unique for a new blogging friend!

When you’re on social media search the hashtag #wayfaircraftswap to see what the rest of the bloggers are creating!

This post was sponsored by Wayfair.com, but all ideas and crafting were genuinely my own. 

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