Lightly sand the cutting board with a fine grit sand paper. Wipe the board clean of dust and debris.
Using a soft brush or a soft, lint-free cloth, apply stain and immediately wipe off with another soft, lint-free cloth. If you'd like a richer color, apply a second coat in this same method. Allow to fully dry.
Using a nail buffer block or sanding block, scuff up the edges and some random areas on the front of the cutting board (using the edge of the block).
Cut your letter with the Cricut Maker or use a precut initial (see the instructions below if you'll be cutting your own letter). Paint the letter that will go on top of the stack. Glue the letters together and allow to dry. Paint the edges of the stacked letter.
Add greenery, bow or embellishments of your choice.
Attach the initial to the cutting board using foam mounting squares or heavy mounting tape.