Create this darling Fresh Baked Pies Sign with a Cricut, cutting board and adhesive vinyl. Then flip it over and create the Fresh Baked Gingerbread Sign… the perfect transitional decoration from fall to Christmas!
If you’ve been around the blog before you may have noticed that I am a big fan of a good two-for project. I love decor that can be easily transitioned (or in this case, simply flipped!) from one season or holiday to the next with little effort (does a flip even count as effort?!) and little money (or better yet, NO money!)
When I was getting my fall decor out last week, I realized that out of all of my seasonal decor I don’t really have anything that’s for the kitchen. That’s how I got the idea for this reversible cutting board.
Reversible for the wiiiiin!
You guys must like the two-fors as well. Some of my two-for projects have become reader favorites like my iron-on wood slice sign, my interchangable wreaths that can be easily switched out each season and don’t forget the fall pillow that I teased you about that will soon flip over to be the cutest Christmas pillow. You’ll have to stay tuned for part 2 of that one. 😉 Out of all of my two-fers though, I think this one is my favorite (so far)!
Fresh Baked Pies/Gingerbread Cutting Board Sign
I found this darling Fresh Baked Gingerbread Served Here image in Design Space and thought it would fit perfectly on my little bamboo cutting board. Since I’m always on the hunt for how I can make something a two-for, I played around with the design, did some adding and slicing in Design Space to create the Fresh Baked Pies Served Here design.
To make my reversible fresh baked pies/gingerbread sign, I started with my Cricut, a cutting board from IKEA that I stained and some removable adhesive vinyl. I used removable vinyl so that I can transition this bake shop cutting board beyond Christmas to other holidays.
Which side is your favorite? The Fresh Baked Pies…
or the Fresh Baked Gingerbread?
I am so tickled with how this turned out! I’m excited to see how many versions of this little wood cutting board my Cricut and I can squeak out… I’m currently taking suggestions for future holiday design ideas :).
Ready to make your own? Check out the video tutorial or the printable instruction card.
Enjoy! I’d love to see yours when you make it! Shoot me an email or tag me on social @lydioutloud!
- Open the cut file for the cutting board and customize the colors and size to your liking.
- Click Make it, then continue. Turn the dial on the Explore Air 2 to the dot in between Vinyl and Iron-on. If using a Cricut Maker, select Premium Vinyl from the dropdown menu.
- Load the vinyl onto a standard grip mat and cut.
- Remove vinyl from the cutting mat and cut around the design. Using the weeder tool, weed the negative space from the design.
- Cut a piece of transfer tape to the same size as the bake shop sign design. Place the transfer tape over the design and burnish with the scraper tool on top and from behind the design to help the vinyl better adhere to the transfer tape.
- To avoid any placement or alignment mistakes, measure and position your design onto the cutting board prior to removing vinyl liner from the transfer tape. Place a piece of tape vertically all the way down the center of the design to keep it firmly in place.
- Peel the liner away from the transfer tape on one side of the design until you reach the taped area. Cut that portion of the liner off with scissors and press the transfer tape onto the cutting board, smoothing down from the inside out.
- Remove the masking tape and gently peel back the remainder of the liner from the transfer tape and smooth the remainder of the design onto the cutting board (again from the inside out).
- Once again, burnish the design onto the cutting board before peeling back the transfer tape. Peel back transfer tape, ensuring that the design remains on the cutting board.