Garage Sale Cutting Board Christmas DIY Decor

September 30, 2021

Photo of a garage sale cutting board.
Last Saturday I found this old cutting board at a garage sale for $1. I gave it a good scrubbing with hot soapy Dawn Dish Soap water, and a few sprays of Krud Kutter.  

The cutting board turned out to be the perfect size for a project idea that I had with decor transfers.


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Photo of a galavanized metal wall container/planter from Hobby Lobby.
This galvanized wall planter was a Hobby Lobby find from a while back.  It just so happens that the planter was the same width as the cutting board.  (I'm sure I purchased it at 50% off, because I never pay full price.)

After my cutting board was fully dried after cleaning, I brushed on a coat of General Finishes Flat Out Flat Topcoat to deepen the cutting board finish just a bit.

Photo of a metal wall container screwed into a cutting board.
The Hobby Lobby metal wall planter had two holes in the back.  Two matching holes were drilled into the cutting board and ratchet screws were inserted in the holes, and tightened.

The metal planter bottom is flush with the cutting board bottom so my project can stand or hang on the wall.

Photo of 3 small Christmas decor transfer packages for 2021.

Photo of Classic Christmas Decor Transfer sheets from Redesign with Prima.
These transfers from Redesign with Prima come with three 6" x 12" sheets of transfers for $12.99.  This size is perfect for small Christmas upcycling projects.

This set is called Classic Christmas.

Photo of a Christmas swag decor transfer cut out for application.
This swag transfer fit on my metal wall planter so I cut it off of the sheet.

Photo of a decor transfer being applied to a metal container.
I centered the swag on the middle, smooth section of the planter.

Photo of a decor transfer being applied to a metal container.
I taped the swag transfer onto the planter with one piece of blue painter's tape.

Next, I lifted the transfer, without removing the tape, to pull off the paper backing. The tape helps to keep the transfer in place after centering. Sometimes these transfers stick to metal without much rubbing, so I made sure the transfer didn't touch the planter until it was in place.

Photo of a decor transfer being applied to a metal container.
I rubbed the transfer onto the container with the enclosed rectangular stick.

I used a razor blade to cut the transfer off flush with the container edges on the sides.

Photo of a cutting board DIY Christmas wall pocket/vase project with decor transfers.
Here is my completed Christmas wall pocket.

Photo of a cutting board DIY Christmas wall pocket/vase project with decor transfers.
These Christmas faux greens fit and filled the container very well.

Photo of a cutting board DIY Christmas wall pocket/vase project with decor transfers.
Here the wall pocket is standing on a bench as more of a vase.

Photo of a cutting board DIY Christmas wall pocket/vase project with decor transfers.
An easy Christmas DIY project!

Photo of a cutting board DIY Christmas wall pocket/vase project with decor transfers.
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  1. I love this idea! I was wondering, have you ever tried putting a transfer over another transfer? I've been wanting to combine a couple, but haven't had the nerve, lol. I love using transfers and I have so many small pieces left over, I thought it might be fun to combine some of them.

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    1. Yes, you can layer them. I haven't layered them with much overlap, but I have added script transfer over just graphics transfers. Thanks!

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  2. Love this! I just realized I havent checked your blog for a month! Now I'm up for a treat.. going to read all the posts I missed :)

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