It's the 9th day of the 12 Days Handmade Christmas and that means that it's my turn to share my gift idea! I'm so excited about this project, I think that they turned out so well!
Today, I'm sharing how to make a wooden trivet that can also double as a serving board or even a cutting board. It's a great handmade hostess gift, but would also work well for teachers and family members as well. It's easy to make and simple enough to "mass" produce.
What you'll need:
Poplar board (or other hardwood) cut to size 12" x 7 1/4"
wood burning tool
acrylic paint & brush
Cut your wood board to size, 12" x 7 1/4", I went the super simple way and simply had them cut to size while I was at Home Depot. Next, sand rough edges, round off corners and edges with the sandpaper as well.
Center your word template onto your board, trace over the words with a sharp pencil, remove paper. You should see a light mark from the pencil in the wood, trace over lightly with pencil.
Use your wood burner to burn your design onto your board.
*Note, If you do not have a wood burning tool you could also simply paint the design onto the wood, but please note that it will not be food safe and can only be used as a trivet.
Paint the edges of the board with acrylic paint. The sides will not come in contact with food so using paint here is okay, just make sure that the paint is only along the edges.
Once the paint on the edges is dry apply the Butcher Block Conditioner according to the manufacturer's instructions. Applying the conditioner will protect the wood and keep it looking nice, it also adds a nice subtle luster. The conditioner is food safe.
And that's it! You've got a beautiful wooden trivet to give...
Or even a super sweet way to serve a sweet treat...
It's a beautiful and practical gift to give and make. Pair it with cheese and crackers, or new linens or perhaps a favorite recipe...but it also stands as a lovely gift all by itself.
Don't forget to check out the rest of the 12 Days Handmade Christmas projects!
December 1 – Rustic Wooden Chalkboards with Living on Love
December 2 – Fabric Candy Cane Ornaments with Crafty Mally
December 3 – Cookie Jar Snow Globes with Tag & Tibby
December 4 – DIY Bath Caddy with Down Home Inspiration
December 5 – “You Are Home” US Ornament with Natalie Creates
December 6 – No Sew Scarf with That Moxie Girl
December 7 – Painted Decor Blocks with Classic Play
December 8 – Footprint Reindeer Aprons with The Caterpillar Years
December 9 – DIY Hostess Gift with Buzzmills
December 10 – Emoji Onesies with Frock Files
December 11 – Dried Fruit Ornaments & Garland with Maker Mama
December 12 – Salt Dough Frame Ornaments with Small + Friendly
Oh, and hey! Take a picture of what you've made, tag it with #12dayshandmadechristmas to show us!