Welcome to Day 16 of my 25 days of Craftmas series!  Today, I’m showing you how to make this cute decorative Christmas cutting board.  This cutting board is the perfect holiday decoration for your kitchen. It’s hard to tell from the picture, but this cutting board is stenciled with red glitter! It turned out so pretty. Read on for the full tutorial.

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HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED

HERE’S WHAT YOU DO

STEP 1: DOWNLOAD THE FREE SVG FILE

The first thing you’ll need to do is get the free SVG file you’ll use for this project.  I keep all the SVG files I use for the projects I make in my SVG Library.  These SVG files work with Cricut and Silhouette machines, as well as many others.  This library is open to everyone and is free!  You can access the library here. Look for the file called Baking Spirits Bright. It will be listed under the category-Craftmas 2020 – Day 16.

STEP 2: PREPARE VINYL DESIGN

Open the design in your software program.  Size the design to 4.5″ wide and leave the height proportional. Draw a 5.5″ square around your letters to create a stencil.

Do you need more help with creating a vinyl stencil?  Check out these posts.

How to Make a Vinyl in Cricut Design Space.
How to Make a Vinyl Stencil in Silhouette Studio

I used Oracal 651 for the stencil, but you can also use Stencil Vinyl.

When everything is sized correctly, you can cut the design with your Cricut or Silhouette. Once it has finished cutting, weed away the excess vinyl.

 

Cut a piece of transfer tape a little bigger than the design and place it over the vinyl.

Rub over the design with your scraper.

Then, trim off the excess transfer tape.

STEP 3: STENCIL THE CUTTING BOARD WITH GLITTER

Flip the design over and remove the vinyl backing.

Position the design on the cutting board. Match the straight edges of the stencil with the edges of the cutting board.

Rub over the design with a scraper.

Then, pull off the transfer tape.

Next, fill in the stencil with Mod Podge.  You’ll want to do this quickly so the Mod Podge doesn’t have time to dry.

While the Mod Podge is still wet, quickly sprinkle fine glitter over the design.  The quicker you can cover the design, the better.

Once it is all covered, press over the whole design to help the glitter stick to the Mod Podge.  Let it dry for a few minutes.

Shake off the excess glitter.

Then, pull off the transfer tape.

Use your wedding tool to pull out the tiny pieces inside of the letters.

Use a soft bristle paint brush to remove any loose glitter.

Then, spray the entire cutting board with a clear finish spray. This should stop the glitter from coming off the board.

STEP 4:  ADD EMBELLISHMENTS TO THE CUTTING BOARD

Now, we’re going to make this cutting board look a little more like Christmas.  Wrap some jute twine around the handle of the cutting board and tie it in a knot.

Add some hot glue to the back of a Christmas floral pick.

Then, glue the pick over the jute twine.

It looks so pretty with the glitter! What a fun and unique decoration for the holidays.

 

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Want to make your own? Get the free cut file for this project in the resource library

 

 

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