How I Made a Personalized Cheese Board as a Wedding Gift

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$50
8 Hours
Medium

Our friends were supposed to get married but because of covid, their wedding was postponed. Instead they went to a court house for the time being. I wanted to get them a little somethings something as a gift to congratulate them on tying the knot. In true Berta fashion I wanted to make it special, funny and memorable.

The 1st thing I did was get different font stickers from the craft store. I used these as a stencil. I cut out each letter and then used the outside of the sticker to put on the cheese board. I prefer this to a regular stencil so that it sticks in place and I could take my time using the soldering iron without the stencil moving about.

I also got a large cheese board but you could get one in any size. This one was particularly fancy and had different grains in the wood which I liked. I cut out the letters I'd be using and laid them out on the cheese board to get the layout.

Once I decided where I wanted each word to go, I stuck them on the baord.

Using the soldering iron I worked on each letter one at a time. You have to take your time in this part if you burn too fast it won't burn enough and if you go too slow it will burn in one spot more than another so you want to try to get an even burn.

The cheese board I got was multi colored wood. I liked the light shining through so what I did was on the top of the board where the wood was light, I used the soldering iron to get the dark burnt look. However, on the bottom part of the cheese board where it was a darker colored wood, I used the soldering iron just to get the 1st layer of coating off and then I use an exacto knife to scrape off the remininents that way it was a lighter wood coming through.

Once I was done soldering the letters, I used a razor blade to scrape the sticker off of the board.

Make sure to do this part slowly to not scrape the board but also not to rip the sticker and have it stuck on the board. If that does happen just use the razor to scrape up any more of the sticker off the board.

The stickers left some residue behind so I used Goo Gone in order to remove the sticky left overs and to get a shine on the finished product.

My friends absolutely loved the personalized touch and the humor involved!

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