diy: cutting board recipe holder
I first saw this idea forever ago on Pinterest as a DIY version of a Pottery Barn item. I've had it tucked away in my mind ever since, just waiting for the perfect paddle cutting board to come around at a thrift store. I finally found one and I'm so happy with how this turned out. This rustic recipe holder will be something I use for years to come! It can be used for books, tablets, or even just printed recipes. This would also make a great gift for the chef in your life, or as a unique housewarming gift.
what you need: paddle cutting board, scrabble tile holder, wooden wedge, piece of leather + stamps
Start with a clean paddle cutting board. Using wood glue, adhere a Scrabble tile holder to the front. Note: you may need to cut or file your tile holder down to the same width as your cutting board so it doesn't hang over. Again using wood glue, adhere a wooden triangular block to the back. This will act as a wedge that holds your cutting board up, so it should be pretty thick and heavy.
After the glue has completely dried, paint everything entirely. I did an undercoat of yellow (hard to tell in photos) and a top coat of ivory, then sanded it down for a rustic look. Once your paint has dried, add your final touches. I added a tied strip of leather and stamped 'bon appetit' to the top. Voila!