DIY Kitchen Project Inspiration: Leather-Embellished Wood Cutting Boards

Livet Hemma

If a jigsaw or a wood-burner is not in your repertoire for crafting, you can still add a classy hand-crafted touch to a basic wood cutting board: try some leather loops and cords!

IKEA's inspiration blog, Livet Hemma, gives this great idea for embellishing the company's line of sleek and simple PROPPMÄTT chopping boards (starting at just $2.99). Of course, you can use any wooden board you might already have around, but this idea works best with boards that have handles or hanging holes.

For a fancier look, add some metal studs with a rivet punch (found in any craft or hobby store), or make a braided strap using thin leather cord (the kind used for friendship bracelets).

See more at the Swedish-language blog Livet Hemma (and be sure your browser's translation feature is enabled)!

(Image credits: Livet Hemma)