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Hi all! I’m back this time with one of my favorite crafts. I got a wild hair a few years ago to use a wood burner and personalize some bamboo cutting boards for my family. It took some trial and error and I had to play around with technique and heads, but ultimately, they turned out great. This project takes a lot more time than some of the others, but is extremely gratifying and makes an adorable gift! Check it out!
- Vinyl in any color
- Transfer paper
- Weeding tools
- Tape measure or ruler
- Bamboo cutting boards
- Wood burning kit
The first step was to create the design for each cutting board. I did this one at a time. I used the Cricut app to create my design, then adjusted the size after measuring the cutting board. The process is pretty easy from there. Just cut, weed out the design leaving the background and transfer it on to the board. Make sure to measure it and get it centered. If you aren’t sure how to do this, I recommend checking out this post by Daily Dose of DIY. Chris tells you in detail how to design, cut and in a link to another post at the bottom of the page, how to transfer the vinyl to your project. I LOVE my Cricut and use it constantly. I feel like you have to get one if you are a serious crafter!
Then I used a variety of heads on the wood burner (I got this from Michaels) to burn the design into the boards. Once you are finished burning, you can remove the vinyl. I also got an extra cutting board to practice with first. What do you think?