Today we're participating with 15 other bloggers on a Handmade Christmas blog hop. There are so many awesome DIY Christmas projects, so make sure you check them out.
For my gift, I made a Leather Accented Cutting Board. I've been wanting to try to make a cutting board for a long time, but I finally decided to give it a try. I'm very proud to say that I did this COMPLETELY without the husband's help. I lost patience waiting for him to be available, so I finally worked up the courage and just made the cutting boards myself. And guess what? they were ridiculously easy!!
I tried two different shapes, one with a handle and one in a octagonal shape. I love how they both turned out.
DIY Leather Accented Cutting Boards
Hard wood - I got poplar
||1|| Trace your desired cutting board design on your wood and cut it out using the jigsaw. Go slow around the curves/corners. For the octagonal shape, I didn't want it to be perfect, so I just sort of winged it.
||4|| Now wipe off any dust from the cutting board and apply the mineral oil (you can find this in the grocery store in the pharmacy area).
For the leather part:
Cut your leather piece long and skinny and then cut down the middle into two pieces until about 2 inches at the bottom. Then push that 2 inch end piece through bottom hole of the cutting board. Then tie a knot and pull tightly.
Then on the opposite side split the leather pieces apart and start wrapping the around the handle while crisscrossing them until you get to the top hole. Put one of the pieces through the whole and put the other through other side of the leather piece (look at the last picture if you're confused. Then tie the two strands together at the top and you're done.
Let me know if you have any other questions. Seriously, it was super, super easy and they are awesome cutting boards.
Make sure to check out the other bloggers
Romantic Stamped Clay Pendant || Handmade Rustic Coaster || DIY Key Holder || DIY Tea Towels || Family Memory Card Game || Texture Infinity Scarf || DIY Felt Stuffie || Bow Earwarmers || DIY Copper Pipe Tray || DIY Gold Accented Trinket Trays || Burberry Bag || DIY Bracelet || DIY Miniature Wall Hangings || Leather Accented Cutting Boards || Hand Painted Recipe Box
Make sure you check out all the great gift ideas, seriously they are all amazing!!
Also make sure you check out Joy's Pillowcase tutorial - an easy and perfect gift for anyone
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