You’re going to love this interchangeable Spring and Summer cutting board idea! One simple DIY will have you covered for both seasons.
Having décor pieces that easily change with the seasons make decorating super easy. Today I’m going to show you how I painted my interchangeable Spring and Summer cutting board décor. This set also comes with Fall and Winter scenes, but we’ll paint those later in the year.
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Supplies you’ll need to make your Spring & Summer Cutting Board:
- Seasonal Cutting Board
- Whitecap Silk All-In-One Paint
- Anchor Silk All-In-One Paint
- Rebel Yellow Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Daisy Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Tobacco Road Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Prickly Pear Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Kudzu Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Starbond Medium Instant Adhesive
- Makeup Sponges
- Dixie Belle Artist Brushes
Like I mentioned above, this kit comes with all four seasons, but today I’ll be painting the Spring and Summer cutouts.
To start, I’m going to stain the cutting board base and frame detail shown below.
To do this, add some of the gel stain to the surface and rub it in with a clean cloth.
I like to stain then mist off with water to create a bit of a lighter look. If you like it darker, you can skip this step.
Next, I used the color Whitecap to paint the base squares that the “Hello Spring” and “Hello Summer” cutouts will be glued to. I also used this color to paint the frame piece shown below.
You can see below how I painted the entire surface white.
Now, we’ll be using a makeup sponge to paint the individual cutout pieces. Start with the color Anchor and paint the “Hello Summer” cutout.
Then, I mixed the colors Daisy and Rebel Yellow to create a custom color for the “Hello Spring” cutout. You don’t have to used both colors if you don’t have them on hand.
You can see here how I used the custom yellow color along with the color Daisy on the outer edges to create an Ombre affect. Again, feel free to use only one color if you’d like.
Then, I used the color Rebel Yellow to paint the lemons.
Next, paint the leaves with the color Kudzu.
Do the same for the leaves on the flower cutouts.
I painted the larger flowers using a mix of Prickly Pear and a dab of the Whitecap to mute it a bit. Then I used just Prickly Pear for the smaller ones.
Next, use an old scruffy brush and pounce in a bit of yellow to the centers of the flowers.
Don’t fuss with it too much! You can see each one of mine is a bit different.
Once everything has been painted and is dry, you can start gluing.
Using the base squares as a guide, glue all of the pieces you just painted into place.
Do the same for the cutting board pieces. As you can see the frame piece has score lines to make it easy to line up the next piece.
For the leaf embellishment, I first stained it and then took a damp rag and washed on the kudzu and Whitecap randomly to get the desired look.
To attach it to the board, I used a bit of twine wrapped around the neck of the cutting board.
Simply wrap the twine, attach the leaf detail and tie in a knot.
Once everything is glued in place, you’re ready to display your cutting board with the appropriate seasonal cutout!
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