A Handmade Holiday Woodburning Map DIY

DIY Cutting Board


Do you need a little gift for a loved one who lives far away?  This is the perfect present that is easy to make and is inexpensive too!

Cutting Board DIY

First you will need to gather up your supplies.  I purchased the cutting boards at Bed Bath & Beyond for $19.99 each.  Bring your coupons!  You can use five coupons in one transaction, and they can all be expired.

I bought the woodburning tool at Michaels with a 40% coupon.  I think it was $14.99.

I practiced my hearts on a wooden spoon.  It was easier than I thought!

Cutting Board DIY

I used this tip.  It comes with a few to choose from.

The first thing I did was try to figure out where my hearts went on the map.  Then I got a second opinion from my son, then I checked Google maps, then checked again.  So if the hearts aren’t in the exact city it isn’t for lack of research.   Those state lines sure come in handy, how is one supposed to guess??    They should be close enough.

The hard part is just making yourself get in there and do it.  The first mark is the hardest.  (Why do I have pterodactyl hands?)

I burned little hearts into the cities of my loved ones.    I made this for my parents so I put hearts where the grand kids live.  Awwww.

You could make the hearts bigger if you would like.  But I wanted my parents to use it without  the hearts being too obvious.  That is just what works for me.

The burning tool gets pretty hot but I think you could do this with older kids with a little help from you!


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  • kristen December 21, 2013 at 02:28pm

    Dee! I loooove this!