This glass cutting board idea is easy to make and can be personalized or decorated for any decorating style or theme!
Welcome to the blog. Today I am working on some Christmas gifts and this one is one of my favorites so far. I am sending this to my son.
We all loved Breaking Bad and when I saw this design I knew I had to make one.
The glass cutting board is from the Dollar Tree and the vinyl is from StyleTechCraft.
Of course if you don’t like Breaking Bad or you have never seen the show, then any other design can be placed on the cutting board.
The sky is the limit with this one.
If you love painting and making glass crafts and gifts will love it here too.
If you LOVE Dollar Tree crafts and gifts then you are definitely in the right place.
Glass Cutting Board Gift Idea
So there are only a few items needed for this cutting board!
- Glass Cutting Board – I got mine at the Dollar Tree
- Cricut Maker
- Gloss Craft Vinyl – I used black and teal
- SVG cut file of your choice. – I purchased a set of Breaking Bad files from Etsy.
Last year I made them some pot holders that I designed for the Walking Dead. My boys watch these shows so I design gifts that I think are useful and interesting to them.
Here is a picture of one of the Walking Dead potholders. Anyway…let’s get started on this glass cutting board.
Step 1: Upload cut file into Cricut design space
Once you have your cut file upload it into the design space of your cutting machine.
Re-size the image to fit your glass cutting board.
I ungrouped the image from the text. This photo is from before I clicked on the “ungroup” at the top.
But if you look at the right side of the photo you can see that the text did not come in as one word. So I held the shift key down and clicked on all of the letters, the apostrophe and the exclamation point and grouped them as one.
You can also do this by dragging your mouse across the text or image then clicking group.
I did the same with Walter’s face. There are a couple of little parts that were separate and needed to be grouped with the rest of his face.
Be sure to mirror the image. Since we are placing on the back of the glass cutting board it needs to be mirrored.
You can do this by hitting the flip image at the top of the screen and flipping the design horizontally or you can hit the Mirror On after clicking “make it” to cut out the design.
Step 2: Choosing your vinyl
When you are using mirrored text and images and are going to be adding these to the back of an item you need to make sure the back of the vinyl is the same color as the front.
Some vinyl colors such as glitter vinyl are not the same so the colors won’t show through the glass. The back of the vinyl is what is showing.
The gloss craft vinyl and most craft vinyls will be fine.
This is also a cutting board so if you think the receiver will actually use it be sure to use a durable vinyl but ask them to hand wash.
Step 3: Cut the image
I did not change the color of my text in the design space so the Cricut did not create two different mats for my different colors.
Instead I added the black to the top of the mat and the teal underneath the black.
This way I still get my two colors but only have to load the machine once.
Step 4: Place the image onto the board
Be sure you are working on the back side of the cutting board.
After you have weeded the image and text and have added your transfer tape lay out the design.
I applied the text first the added Walt’s head.
And even with a square cutting board AND lines showing through the glass, I placed in on crooked. I was so angry!
I cut out the text again, ripped off this text and re-applied the design.
I was much happier with it after that.
I hope my son (and his wife) will like this. It sort of matches their kitchen so I hope they use it often.
What do you think? I love it!
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- Upload your cut design into design space
- Mirror your image before hitting the cut button
- Cut out your design
- Weed and add transfer paper
- Apply your design to the back of the glass cutting board
- Make sure it is straight so you don't have to re cut and re apply
- Give the give and watch them enjoy it for a long, long time.
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