Personalized Party Gift.
My boss had a party to go to and needed a gift. She didn't know the person very well and knew I did different projects as a hobby. She asked me to come up with some ideas. I knew she wanted the gift personalized without spending a fortune. I needed it to be a quick project as I work a full time job. 50+ hrs. a week. So I thought a monogrammed cutting board.
She thought the cutting board was a great idea and gave me an idea as to the shape and size board she wanted. I picked up this one and picked out the font and size I thought would work for the project. I tried a different technique for transferring the image to wood.
If was really easy and quick and came out perfect the first try. Now it was time to practice my Pyrography again. I picked a fine wood burning tip and burned the outline first.
Then I wanted to fill in the letters to give it some depth and texture. I tried a bunch of different tips and techniques. I ended up burning dots into the wood. I thought it went well with the curves of the letters and board.
Then all I had left to do was oil it with mineral oil and it was done.
I was a little hesitant giving it to my boss as she was going to give it as a gift. I was worried it looked like the work of a child. We are our worst critics.
My Boss thought it turned out great and the person it was given to as a gift loved it! I was happy!
- Core bamboo cutting board $10 (Home store)
- Food grade Mineral Oil (Smith's Grocery store)