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Transform a plain cutting board with paint, stencils, and a wood bead garland – to make this spring wildflower cutting board hanging sign.

dollar store supplies to make a mini wood sign

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Why I love this craft

It’s no secret that I’m a BIG fan of crafting with dollar store cutting boards. The Dollar Tree used to sell plastic cutting boards with handles – perfect for crafting. And then one day they were gone! Cue the sad violin.

But now, it seems like Dollar Tree has been selling these little bamboo cutting boards:

I love crafting with dollar store cutting boards

Never the one to abandon a favorite craft supply, I adapted and started crafting with these cutting boards. So far, I’ve made this a DIY wood bead riser as well as a flower crate craft.

Update: I loved this spring craft so much, I decided to re-make it for the 4th of July. Be sure to check out my Cutting Board American Flag.

Video Tutorial

Watch this quick video tutorial to see how this craft came together:

dollar store cutting board wildflower sign
dollar store cutting board wildflower sign

Wildflower Cutting Board Hanging Sign

Yield: 1 sign

Transform a plain cutting board with paint, stencils, and a wood bead garland - to make this spring wildflower cutting board sign.

Materials

  • Dollar Tree bamboo cutting board
  • Folk Art Home Decor Chalk paint (antique green)
  • Folk Art Paint Home Decor Calk paint (white adirondack)
  • Floral stencil
  • Small screw eyes
  • Wood bead garland (Dollar Tree) - or wood beads and twine

Tools

Instructions

  1. Watch the video tutorial. Watch the video tutorial before you begin, and let that be your visual guide for this craft.
  2. Paint the board. Paint 2 coats of antique green chalk paint over the front and sides of the board to get the best coverage.
  3. Create a distressed look. Using a sandpaper block, create a distressed look over the painted side of the cutting board.
  4. Prepare the stencil. Lay the stencil over the front of the painted side of the cutting board and secure with a piece of painter's tape.
  5. Paint on the stencil. Using the pouncer brush, paint over the stencil in the white chalk paint using a straight up and down motion.
  6. Carefully remove the stencil. Without letting the paint dry, carefully remove the tape and the stencil from the cutting board.
  7. Make holes for hanger. Make 2 marks where you want the screw eyes to go. Use a pin vise tool to create two holes for the screw eyes. Screw the eyes into the holes. add two screw eyes to top of cutting board
  8. Apply wood bead hanger. Gently cut the wood bead twin on one end and remove 2 beads. Tie each end of the wood bead garland onto the screw eyes, securing with a double knot. Hang the finished sign wherever you'd like!

The finished Wildflower Cutting Board Hanging Sign

mini hanging wildflower sign made from a cutting board

I decided to hang my new wildflower wood sign in our kitchen for spring and summer!

Be sure to PIN this dollar store craft for later:

Dollar Store Cutting Board Floral Sign
Dollar Store Cutting Board Hanging Sign

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One Comment

  1. I love this, it’s such a refreshing Spring look while we’re still in winter. Plus, the green is very St. Patty’s. I wish my store could stock more of the wooden beads. I have my husband grabbing them for me when he’s out these days.

    Meg

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