by Gem Sahagun
You can make this project in less than 15 minutes, really! If you buy the chopping board from those dollar stores, then you've got an inexpensive but nice plaque that's fast to make, and which you can proudly give as a gift or display in your kitchen!
- Photo Paper or printing paper of your choice
- Laminating sheets (or use a laminator)
- adhesive (I used E6000)
- chopping board, about 8" x 10"
Note: The chopping board that I got had an inner rectangle, with dimensions 6" x 8", and a groove running all around the edges of this rectangle. You don't have to use exactly the same product - you can use whatever wooden chopping board is available as long as it is the right size. If you can't find inexpensive chopping boards, I recommend using 8" x 10" tiles that you can pick up from your local hardware store.
- Download the design given on the link below. This jpeg image has a size of 6" x 8" with a resolution of 150 ppi.
- Print the design using your computer with the appropriate printer settings.
- Cut to the desired size and laminate on one side.
- If you got a finished chopping board, or if you are using a tile, then skip this step. If your chopping board is unfinished, go over it with fine sandpaper, stain (if you want to make it darker), then seal.
- Put adhesive on the wooden (or tile) surface, following manufacturer's instructions. Position the laminated design on the surface and smooth it down, checking for air bubbles and pushing them outward, if possible.
- That's it! Wasn't that just soooo easy? You might want to add cup screws at the bottom of the plaque to make it functional and decorative.
Just right click on the image to download, then save in your disk! This is a freebie and it may be used for either personal or commercial use. However, no digital sharing please! You may direct friends and family to this website if you want them to take advantage of this freebie. Thank you!