Today I'm showing you some personalized gifts we made for Christmas.
Yes, I know Christmas is over...
but hey, there are only 345 days left till NEXT Christmas!
The idea for the spoons came from Amy @ The Idea Room...
she shows you just how to do it. :)
I'm gonna share how we did the cutting board.
It's simple and super inexpensive.
The only reason I didn't post this before...
well, we didn't exchange gifts with these friends until New Year's Eve
and I was afraid she would see it before I got to give it to her!
I found the cutting board at TJ Maxx or HomeGoods.
I wanted bamboo so it would be durable...
this one is pretty big and cost about $12.
Can't beat that.
I used a Silhouette to cut out the monogram from vinyl.
It didn't want to stick to the bamboo.
Boo hoo bamboo.
I got it to stick just enough to use a pencil to trace the outline...
and that's really all I needed.
Once I had the outline, we used this ancient wood-burning
tool that belonged to my mother in law.
Not sayin' my MIL is old or anything...but...
the paper inserts that came with it told of how there was a metal shortage
due to WWII so if you needed the heating element replaced,
you first had to send back the one you had.
Anyway...I used a sharp point first to do the outline...then filled in.
Sometimes...I just did whatever. :)
We also used the wood-burning tool on the spoons
instead of the sharpie Amy used in her instructions.
To keep it consistent and not have to worry about it coming off.
I lightly oiled the board, but it probably wasn't necessary.
I think they turned out gorgeous!
My friend cried and said she didn't want to use them.
I told her to use the back side.
My sister said I needed to make her one.
I guess they were a hit!
I need to pick up some more spoons.
I think this would be an awesome wedding gift.
Or an anniversary gift.
Or a housewarming gift.
Or an "I think you're great and I wanted to play with wood-burning tools" gift...
Speaking of my mother in law...
we made a couple of spoons for her and her husband, too...
aren't they cute?
Anyway...back to my rambling...
You could even do this with something other than a monogram...
I'm thinking "Kelly's Kitchen"...
but I guess that would only work if your name is Kelly.
Otherwise it might just be weird.
Hope you're having a great week!
I have a couple Valentine goodies coming up...
and I'm finally going to tell you about that "secret project" I was working on!
I know...you just can't wait!
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