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Fall Cutting Board Diy – Quick & Easy Kitchen Decoration!

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Are you looking for something to do with that thrifted cutting board to add to your fall decor? I found this one at a Goodwill and grabbed it just to keep in my bone yard until I was ready to use it. Do you do that? Watch how I transform it into a cute piece of kitchen decor with this easy step by step Fall Cutting Board Diy tutorial. Make sure to check out our other Fall Diys while you’re here!

a wooden cutting board that came from Goodwill

Supplies needed for this Fall Cutting Board Diy:

  • Small cutting board
  • White chalk paint
  • Fall window clings
  • Mod Podge
  • Jute twine
  • Heat gun
  • Glue gun
  • Sanding block, paper, or a heavy duty nail file

1. Paint your cutting board

I used chalk paint, but you can also use acrylic paint if that is all you have. You will just have to use multiple coats if you use acrylic. Usually, it only takes one coat of chalk paint for small projects like this. And I know I’m using a sponge brush here, but I changed to a regular brush before it was over. No need for a special chalk paint brush either.

someone painting a cutting board with white chalk paint with a sponge brush

After your cutting board is painted, either let it air dry or hit it with the heat gun.

What can I use if I don’t have a heat gun?

If you do not have a heat gun, you can always use a regular hair dryer.

a cutting board that has been painted white laying on a table

2. Distress the cutting board

Now, let’s sand the edges of the cutting board to add some distressing. I love using these heavy duty cosmetic nail files. They are perfect for smaller projects like this. If all you have are sanding blocks or paper, those will work perfectly, too!

a white cutting board that has been sanded with a nail file

3. Add jute twine to the handle

To add a bit of character to this cutting board, I wrapped the handle with some jute twine. Just eyeball how much you think you will need, then cut that length off. Use hot glue to attach the beginning of it underneath the handle, then just start wrapping it. You will have to pull the length of it through each time. It won’t take you long though.

someone adding jute twine to the handle of a painted cutting board with the twine in the background

Now, if your cutting board has a different handle, then just wrap it around it differently. Just like I started, I ended with a bit of hot glue underneath and then cut my jute.

a white cutting board with jute wrapped around a closed handle and the jute laying next to it

4. Add the window cling to our cutting board

First, I added mod podge to just the area that my window cling was going because you need to add the cling while the mod podge is still wet.

adding mod podge to a painted cutting board

Then place your window cling and smooth out any bubbles. Afterwards, add mod podge to the whole front side of the cutting board to seal it. And that’s literally all you do!

adding a fall window cling to a painted cutting board

Well, you do want to dry it before you use it.

someone using a heat gun to dry the mod podge on a cutting board with a window cling applied to it

What do you think of our Fall Cutting Board Diy?

a white cutting board with a jute wrapped handle with an image on the bottom left that says Fall is in the air

It’s simple, but it’s perfect to tuck into a dough bowl on your dining room table or to add to a fireplace mantel–scape! I really love the jute handle though!

a fall cutting board decor diy

Fall is in the Air with this DIY!

a fall window cling that has been added to a painted wooden cutting board

I hope you enjoyed this Fall Cutting Board DIY and that it inspires you to make something similar for your fall home decor! Make sure to join our email family to keep up with us each week and leave us any questions or comments below! God bless my friends!

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