It’s the end of the month and that means another project challenge.  (see previous months here and here)

This month our challenge was to take a cutting board and turn it into something different.  I found this beautiful, thick cutting board this past summer at the dump store and it has been patiently waiting for its month to shine.old cutting board, wrapping paper and twigsFor my cutting board project, I wanted to keep my Scandinavian Christmas theme going and make some more decorations. (see previous projects here and here)attaching Birch pieces to an old cutting boardThe free cutting board served as the perfect base for the piece.

To raise it up, each corner got a cork glued onto it (on the bottom of the board).

Split Birch branches, attached to the edges, trimmed out the board beautifully and added a rustic touch. drilling holes in old cutting board for twig Christmas treesTo make the little Scandinavian forest, three holes were drilled where the twigs and paper trees would go. twigspaper Christmas trees on twigsTrees were made from some of my favourite wrapping paper.  It is simple and pretty and classic.  Birch branches cut in half

an old cutting board with greenery and pine branchesDoesn’t that cutting board make the best stage for my new little forest?  I love it!! Birch branches cut in half attached to an old cutting boardburlap starsI am completely in love with all of the neutrals and natural green elements from nature. They just make my heart smile ♥

I would love to know what you have been using to decorate this holiday season that makes you happy.  Is it a certain colour or theme or style?  Share with us what makes your heart full!Scandinavian Christmas with neutrals and natural greenery

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turn an old cutting board into Christmas art

Be sure to pop over and see another cutting board project from my bloggy friend Emily over at Domestic DeadlineCutting board turned recipe holder


I have 2 lovely thoughts, I would love to hear yours.

  1. Lisa, I love it! I’m leaning more towards neutrals this holiday season too, I love how calming it feels, a major plus with the hustle and bustle of the season!

    • Thanks so much Emily and I couldn’t agree more about how calming they feel! I am completely in love with using the neutrals this year <3

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