DIY Custom Charcuterie Board
Charcuterie boards are so trendy right now and they are a beautiful addition to anyone’s home decor. They make a perfect gift and are much easier to make than you might think. We’ll show you how to make a custom charcuterie board that you’re going to love.
DIY Custom Charcuterie Board
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Cut Files/Fonts Used:
Laurel Wreath Design
- 9″x24″x3/4” Piece of Untreated Wood
- 4”x7/8” Wood Pile Candle Stick Holder
- Minwax Early American Stain
- Black or Dark Grey Acrylic Paint
- Stain Rag
- Paint Brush
- White HTV
- Mini EasyPress
- Water-Based Polyurethane Protection Finish
- Weeding Tool
- StandardGrip Mat
- Download the cut files and fonts from Makers Gonna Learn. Import the cut files into Design Space. You’ll find the fonts under System Fonts.
- Grab a square from the shape button on the left and size it up to 24”x9.25”. You want to may change the color of it for visualization purposes. You can change the color by going up to the top where it says fill and choosing the color you want on the drop-down.
- Open a text box. Type in the text you want – we’re adding an O for our last initial and changing it to the font that we want (Worthy).
- Move this letter over to your rectangle to size it for your charcuterie board. Select both layers, go to Align and then Center to get it perfectly lined up.
- Add the Laurel Wreath cut file to your canvas. It has several different designs to choose from so you will need to begin by selecting it and then clicking Ungroup on the Layers Panel. Delete any of the pieces you don’t need.
- Move the remaining cut file design over to the rectangle below the initial and size it. With that cut file selected, Duplicate. Then choose Flip and Flip Vertically. That piece goes above the initial.
- Select the two halves of the design below the initial and choose Group. Repeat with the two halves of the design above the initial. Then you can select all the pieces of your design and Align them.
- Open a new text box and type in your desired text. We are using Oakes Family. Change to your chosen font. (We are using Betty B).To kern the font, with the text box selected, we are going up to the top toolbar and decreasing the Line Spacing. If you need to make further adjustments, Ungroup and move the letters as needed.
- Now, open a third text box. This time we’re using Click Clack and typing in THE, In a 4th text box and again using Click Clack, we’re typing in the date. Place the word THE and the date where you’d like them near the family name. Highlight all 3 of these layers and choose Align, Center Horizontally.
- Next, open the cut file Accents_13. Once again, Ungroup and delete the pieces you don’t need.
- Place one of the accent pieces at the bottom right of the text. Then, choose Duplicate and Flip Horizontal. Place this second piece at the top left of the text.
- Select all of that text and the two accent pieces and Group. Rotate and size to fit at one end of your rectangle (the charcuterie board). Duplicate it and rotate and size that piece for the other end of the rectangle.
- If you were to leave these designs as is, each individual piece (including each individual letter) would cut out separately. So, we’re selecting each section of the charcuterie board (the design on one end, the design in the middle, and the design on the other end), one section at a time, and then choosing Weld. You could actually choose to Weld the whole design as one if you’re really happy with the placement, but this method will leave you with a lot of wasted HTV and will be a larger piece to manage all at once.
- Click Make it. You’ll see that Cricut has placed them on 2 separate mats. To save on HTV, we are going to “trick the system” by changing the mat size to 12×24. Then, we’re moving around our design pieces to make the most use of the available HTV. By doing that, we were able to cut out all of our pieces on a piece of iron-on vinyl that is 10” long or less.
- Connect to your machine and set the material to everyday iron-on. Place the HTV on your cutting mat and load the mat into the machine to cut.
- Weed your design. Remember that HTV comes with built-in transfer tape so we don’t need to add any to this.
- Now you can start putting the project together. Make sure the piece of wood and the candlestick holders are stained if you prefer them that way or you can use them as is. We also used a dry brushing technique to enhance the stained look on the board.
- After you have stained the wood, you can glue the candlestick holders using E6000 to each of the 4 corners of the wood. Apply the glue around the rim of the candlestick holders and place them down into each corner. Let that sit overnight.
- The HTV are now ready to be transferred. Lay down all of them on the piece of wood so you can arrange them just as you would like. Once the EasyPress has preheated, heat your HTV designs starting in the center of a section and pushing out from there. Once heated, be sure to let it cool completely before peeling up the transfer tape.
Tanner, Courtney, and the rest of the Makers Gonna Learn Team are all here because we love die-cutting and especially love sharing fun projects and tutorials with fellow makers. We are all great friends and are always having a blast when we are together- you will see this on camera, especially during live streams! We are here to inspire and support you in your crafting journey!