DIY Home and Heart Cutting Board

Do you set a Christmas budget each year? Last year I set a Christmas gift budget of $500 for almost 30 people. When all was said and done, I actually did even better, coming in at $487.39! This isn’t because I utilized gift cards earned from Swagbucks or Mpoints. It was because of careful budgeting, smart shopping, and DIY gifts like this DIY home and heart cutting board. Those are the ways to have a budget Christmas without the remorse at New Years.

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Looking for an easy gift idea (or just some personalized decor for your kitchen)? This DIY home and heart cutting board is exactly what you need!

 

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Materials

 

Looking for an easy gift idea (or just some personalized decor for your kitchen)? This DIY home and heart cutting board is exactly what you need!

Step 1

Remove all of the packaging from your cutting board.

Tip:

  • If there are stickers on it, you want to make sure you get all of the sticky off. Use soap and water if you need to.

Looking for an easy gift idea (or just some personalized decor for your kitchen)? This DIY home and heart cutting board is exactly what you need!

Step 2

Print out the “Home and Heart” printable.

Tip:

  • Save on ink and print this with the ‘quick print’ or ‘draft’ option if you have it. You just need to see the letters are enough to trace them.

 

Looking for an easy gift idea (or just some personalized decor for your kitchen)? This DIY home and heart cutting board is exactly what you need!

Step 3

Color over the back of your paper where the words are.

 

Looking for an easy gift idea (or just some personalized decor for your kitchen)? This DIY home and heart cutting board is exactly what you need!

Step 4

Place the paper phrase so that it is centered on the cutting board, pencil-side down.

Tip:

  • You may want to cut out the design so that it is easier to center.

 

Looking for an easy gift idea (or just some personalized decor for your kitchen)? This DIY home and heart cutting board is exactly what you need!

Looking for an easy gift idea (or just some personalized decor for your kitchen)? This DIY home and heart cutting board is exactly what you need!

Step 5

Trace over the letters with your pencil to transfer the design onto the cutting board.

 

Looking for an easy gift idea (or just some personalized decor for your kitchen)? This DIY home and heart cutting board is exactly what you need!

Step 6

Burn the traced design into the wood using the rounded tip attachment for your wood burner.

 

Looking for an easy gift idea (or just some personalized decor for your kitchen)? This DIY home and heart cutting board is exactly what you need!

Step 7

Thread your leather cord through the hole in the handle of your cutting board.

 

Looking for an easy gift idea (or just some personalized decor for your kitchen)? This DIY home and heart cutting board is exactly what you need!

Step 8

Tie a knot in the cord and trim the excess.

Note:

  • I left 3-4 inches of excess to add a little bit of decoration to it. This is totally optional.

 

Looking for an easy gift idea (or just some personalized decor for your kitchen)? This DIY home and heart cutting board is exactly what you need!

 

This is a seriously easy gift to make for Christmas or even as a wedding present. It comes together quickly and I already had all of the materials except the cutting board so it is inexpensive as well. That makes it perfect in my book. Feel free to change it up, too.

  • You can try out different designs and sayings.
  • You can also personalize it with the family’s name to make it even more special.
  • Attach a different style of cord or ribbon to hang it from.

 

Looking for an easy gift idea (or just some personalized decor for your kitchen)? This DIY home and heart cutting board is exactly what you need!

Before you start making your gifts it is important to create a written budget. Even when you DIY your gifts, you are still spending money and you want to keep track of that money. You can get a free copy of the exact gift budget I use in the VIP Library of Resources. It is the number one tool to keep your holiday spending on track.

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
  • Oh my gosh what a fabulous gift idea! I’m thinking it would make such a great wedding gift too 🙂 Our link party at Grandma’s House just opened today, we would love to have you there!

    • That is a great idea! This would be a fantastic wedding gift 🙂 I will check out your party today. Thanks for letting me know about it!

  • Helen Reynolds

    Very cute! BTW, I love Karaoke too!

    • Yay!! Isn’t it a blast? What do you like to sing?

      • Helen Reynolds

        Definitely Old Time Rock and Roll!

        • I LOVE that song! You can’t not dance in your seat when you hear it!

  • prettyandfun

    Thanks for sharing this great gift idea, just in time for the holidays! I love making homemade gifts, and these cutting boards would be perfect; especially paired with some gourmet cheese, crackers, and a bottle of wine.

    • Oh, absolutely! How do I get on your gift list because a little DIY wine and cheese gift would be awesome!

  • Crystal Marie

    Great idea. I’d love to do this sometime!

  • Aileen (Aileen Cooks)

    This is so cute and crafty. I know a few people who would enjoy this for Christmas.

    • Aileen, it’s super easy to make too! Thanks for checking out my tutorial! 🙂

  • Mary mozingo

    this would be a perfect Christmas gift for my parents!

    • Yay! One gift down! 😉

  • Candy Kage

    I have an old cutting board from my mom. Think I will do this as a gift for myself.

    • Haha! I totally support that idea. It would be a great way to give new life to an old cutting board.