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Hi all! I’m back with another super easy but labor-intensive craft. This one looks pretty impressive! I came up with this idea first for a house warming gift and ended up gifting this cheese board to one of my favorite couples for their wedding. I seriously want one of these for myself. Check it out!
- Marble cutting board (I bought this one)
- Dremel tool with a variety of heads
- dust mask
- eye protection
- Transfer paper
Like usual, this craft started out on the Cricut app. I tend to search for free commercial-use fonts when creating projects. I chose to stick with a simple but elegant monogram for this cheese plate. I designed and measured, cut and weeded. Then, using the ruler to help center it, I transferred the design to the marble cheese plate. 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, ho 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!
Once the design was in place, I used the Dremel tool with a wide head to gently carve out the design (using the proper PPE). Gently being the keyword. You can always carve more, but don’t want a big gouge in your plate. I got the hang of this pretty quickly, thank goodness. I ended up turning on my desk lamp to help me see. After I got the design carved, I peeled off the vinyl. I noticed a few rough edges, and that is okay. Make sure you are under a bright light and change the Dremel head to a narrow, pointy one. Then go to town smoothing out the rough edges on the design. This part of the process really made it shine! Take a look at how it turned out.
What a subtle, classy design. I can’t wait to make one for myself!