I love children’s drawings. I love all the little details they usually entail – the little stick figure, wavy lines, and general sweetness that accompanies them. What would be better than this beautiful cutting board homemade gift idea for a mom, dad or grandparent, featuring a drawing from a child that they love? There are so many ways you can turn children’s artwork into gifts. Today I’m going to share how you can easily burn them into wood or cork. You’ll see that there are so many ways to customize these gifts, and so many canvases that you can use.
- Wood Cutting Board (A wooden kitchen spoon would also work well)
- Craft Wood Coaster Set of Cork Coasters
- Ultimate Crafting Tool Wood Burner
- Child’s Drawing
To begin this fun homemade gift, have your child draw a picture that will fit the size of your item. Alternatively you can have the child draw directly onto the surface with pencil, which is what I did for the cork coasters, or you can scan in a larger drawing, re-size and print to ensure a perfect fit.
Flip the drawing over, chalk side down, onto the wood surface and pressing firmly, trace the child’s drawing. Once completed, remove the paper and you’ll see a faint chalk outline of the drawing.
Using your warmed up Wood Burner and the general use tip, carefully trace over the chalk lines. Once completed, wipe off any left over chalk with a damp rag. Since the kids drew straight on to the coasters, I just traced over their drawing with the wood burning tool.
That’s it! You now have a useful AND special homemade gift! We paired the cutting board with a couple of pot holders that my daughter made using this loops and loom kit. She is so proud of the end result and can’t wait to gift it!
This painted wooden spoon gift idea would also be a fun and easy project to include with your cutting board.
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Kim Conner, blogger at Inspiration Made Simple, is a graphic designer,
crafter, and full-time, outside the home, working mom of three. Inspiration Made Simple is filled with fun craft ideas, tons of free printables,
party ideas, and other inspiration. When Kim is not creating, you can
usually find her reading or playing with her children.