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Transform basic dollar store cutting boards with a few simple craft supplies and make these decorative Christmas chalkboard cutting board crafts.

Christmas Cutting Boards

Christmas cutting board crafts and DIY kitchen decor

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You can find all sorts of kitchen supplies and gadgets at a dollar store, and I especially love these little plastic cutting boards. They are fantastic for crafting! Grab a $1 cutting board and some chalkboard paint… the crafting and DIY possibilities are just about endless.

Looking for more kitchen-inspired Christmas crafts? Check out these Jute Rope Bells (made from paper party cups) and these Mini Holiday Bells (made from plastic shot cups).

Dollar Store Plastic Cutting Boards - red and white

Cutting Board #1 – CALENDAR PAGE & MOD PODGE

Tutorial: How to make a Mod Podge Christmas Cutting Board

Mod Podge Christmas Cutting Board

Mod Podge Christmas Cutting Board

Yield: 1 decorative cutting board

Grab a dollar store cutting board and a favorite holiday image to make a decorative Mod Podge sign to decorate your kitchen for Christmas

Materials

  • dollar store plastic cutting board
  • dollar store wall calendar
  • scissors
  • paint brushes
  • chalk paint – I used Waverly brand in the colors Mineral, Elephant, and Moss
  • Mod Podge – I used matte
  • Mod Podge smoothing tool
  • ribbon to coordinate your calendar image
  • hot glue gun and hot glue sticks

Instructions

  1. Use chalk paint and use a "dry brush" technique to weather the front surface of the cutting board. Paint back and forth in the same direction (up and down). Layer on the lightest color paint. Then accent in a few places with the darker gray and green paint until you have achieved the finish you like. Let the paint dry.
  2. Center the calendar image on top of the cutting board. Smooth the image down, pressing the paper into the creases on the cutting board. Then use these crease lines to cut out the image.
  3. Apply a coat of Mod Podge inside the bridged lip on the front surface of the cutting board. Lay the image down on top of the Mod Podge. Smooth really well with the smoothing tool. Keep an eye on the image for the first 5-10 minutes of dry time, in case any bubbles pop up. This way, you can smooth them down while the Mod Podge is still wet.
  4. Apply another coat of Mod Podge on the entire front surface of the cutting board - both over the image and on the cutting board handle. Let dry.
  5. Make a bow with your ribbon, and attach with hot glue to the front of the wreath image.

Notes

TO MAKE A SCRAPPY RIBBON BOW: Cut 5 lengths of thick ribbon and 3 lengths of skinny ribbon. Cut all ends at a 45-degree angle. Lay the ribbon down in a pile - makeing a sort of "X" or snowflake plattern. Gather the ribbon pile in the center, and wrap with another piece of ribbon. Tie the center ribbon in the back with a simple knot. Then fluff out the ribbon pieces and trim any ends that seem out of place.

DIY Dollar Store Christmas Cutting Board Crafts

Cutting Board #2 – FAUX TIN TILE

Tutorial: How to make Faux Tin Tile Christmas Cutting Board Craft

Faux Tin Tile Christmas Cutting Board Craft

Faux Tin Tile Christmas Cutting Board Craft

Yield: 1 decorative cutting board

Grab a dollar store cutting board and faux tin wall tile to create a unique piece of wall decor to decorate your kitchen for Christmas.

Materials

  • dollar store plastic cutting board
  • dollar store faux tin wall tile
  • Sharpie marker
  • scissors
  • cutting mat and pen blade
  • chalk paint - I used Waverly brand in the color Elephant
  • dollar store holiday house Christmas tree ornament
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • decorative braided cord or similar ribbon
  • Ribbon - 1/2-inch and 1/4-inch width

Instructions

  1. Lay the cutting board flat on the back of the faux will tile. Then trace around the outer edge of the cutting board with a Sharpie marker. Use scissors to cut just inside the sharpie line.
  2. To cut the hole in the cutting board handle, lay the tile pice face-down on a cutting mat. Use a pen blade to carefully cut a small circle in the handle.
  3. Apply E6000 glue on the back of the tile piece - really focus on the edges. Then lay the tile piece on top of the cutting board and smooth down. Set aside for a few hours to let the glue begin to dry.
  4. Use a dry brush and a tiny bit of chalk paint to distress the surface of the tile piece. Brish back and forth in the same direction, until you have reached the desired finish.
  5. Hot glue the house Christmas ornament to the bottom-center of the cutting board.
  6. Add decorative braided rope around the edge of the cutting board. Secure the rope in place with hot glue applied to the back edge of the tile piece, between the tile and cutting board.
  7. Make a ribbon bow. Hot glue it in place on the cutting board handle.

Notes

TO MAKE A SCRAPPY RIBBON BOW: Cut 4 lengths of thick ribbon and 3
lengths of skinny ribbon. Cut all ends at a 45-degree angle. Lay the
ribbon down in a pile - makeing a sort of "X" or snowflake plattern.
Gather the ribbon pile in the center, and wrap with another piece of
ribbon. Tie the center ribbon in the back with a simple knot. Then fluff
out the ribbon pieces and trim any ends that seem out of place.

Related: More Faux Tin Wall Tile Crafts

Cutting Board #3 – CHALKBOARD

Transform a basic dollar store cutting board with a few simple craft supplies and make this Christmas chalkboard cutting board with buffalo check ribbon and holiday bells.

Supplies Needed:

  • dollar store plastic cutting board
  • masking tape
  • chalkboard paint
  • paint brush
  • chalk pen
  • ribbon
  • twine
  • dollar store jingle bells
  • chalk paint in elephant

Video Tutorial – Christmas Chalkboard

Just watch this quick tutorial below to make this cutting board and two other Christmas kitchen crafts:

Can’t watch the video or missed some of the steps? Follow along below for the full set of instructions.

Transform a basic dollar store cutting board with a few simple craft supplies and make this Christmas chalkboard cutting board with buffalo check ribbon and holiday bells.

Dollar Store Christmas Cutting Board

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Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Transform a basic dollar store cutting board with a few simple craft supplies and make this Christmas chalkboard cutting board with buffalo check ribbon and holiday bells.

Materials

  • dollar store plastic cutting board
  • masking tape
  • chalkboard paint
  • paint brush
  • chalk pen - or a white paint pen would work
  • holiday ribbon
  • twine
  • dollar store jingle bells
  • Waverly chalk paint in "elephant"

Instructions

    1. Remove the plastic coating from the cutting board. Use masking tape to tape off around the edges of the cutting board - there's that kind of bridged lip around the edge of the cutting board so just tape off around all the edges.
    2. Apply a generous coat of black chalkboard paint inside the masking tape lines. Let dry.
    3. When the chalkboard paint has completely dried, use a white chalk marker to add decorative letters or graphics. I sketched out my deign on a scrap piece of paper to practice and make sure my spacing was even. Then I used that as a template to write on the cutting board.
    4. If your writing is off-center, you can offset it with a drawing of a tree, heart, star, or even a snowman.
    5. Next, paint your jungle bells. These metal bells are shiny, so you can "age" them a bit with paint. Using very dry brush with a bit of chalk paint, brush back and forth across the whole surface of each bell. Let dry.
    6. Secure the jingle bells to the cutting board handle with twine.
    7. Finish by tying some holiday ribbon into a bow around the cutting board handle.

Notes

If you can't find this exact cutting board at the dollar store, this would look really cute on a small wooden cutting board as well. You can find this shape of cutting board at a variety of big box retail stores.

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  2. Hello Aimee,

    I enjoy following you and love the cute ideas you have and the crafts you share. I was looking for a craft I think you did last fall and was not able to find it in your library. I believe you did a wooden pumpkin with chalk paint, it said gather on it and it was adorable. Do you have that available?? Would you repost it? Many thanks.

    Monica

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