DIY Crafts

How to update a plain cutting board

Add a bit of personality to an old cutting board with a bit of leather trim. Then use it to serve up an antipasto platter at your next soirée!

wood cutting boards on kitchen counter leather cords DIY craft

Photo, Sian Richards.

 

Give inexpensive cutting boards an elegant, handcrafted upgrade by wrapping the handles in leather. Choose a plain cutting board with a handle or hanging hole and pick out some leather cord (available at craft stores). Cut a length of cord, tie one end around the handle and make a knot. Wrap the rest of the cord around the handle in any pattern you like. The leather not only looks great but also provides a little extra grip. Bonus: They’re perfect as housewarming or hostess gifts.

Leather cords, $2/metre, BeadFX.