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DIY Dollar Tree Cutting Board Craft – Adorable Farmhouse Caddy

Make an absolutely adorable farmhouse caddy with this DIY Dollar Tree cutting board craft. I’ll show you how to make it and 5 different ways to use it!

DIY Dollar Tree Cutting Board Craft as plant holder next to egg chair

You can make this DIY Dollar Tree cutting board craft for under $4! Not only is it easy and inexpensive to make, but it can be used in so many different ways. Be sure to read to the end of this post, as I’ll show you 5 different ways to use it. But, I’m sure you can come up with about 5 more!

Dollar Tree Cutting Board Craft Farmhouse Caddy pin image

I’ve had this craft idea in my head for several months, but haven’t had a chance to make it. This weekend was a beautiful 70 degrees, so I sat outside on my deck and spent the afternoon crafting. It was seriously glorious! Here is what you need to make your own farmhouse caddy.

DIY Dollar Tree Cutting Board Craft Supplies

 

supplies for Dollar Tree Cutting Board Craft

You may recognize the pretty floral napkins from the side table makeover I recently shared. This cutting board craft uses the same decoupage method. If you are a fan of decoupage crafts too, be sure to check out this post with 27 DIY decoupage craft ideas.

How To Make A DIY Dollar Tree Cutting Board Farmhouse Caddy

Step 1.

Place the mod podge on top of the cutting board. 

putting mod podge on cutting board

Step 2.

Use a foam brush to spread an even layer across the board.

foam brush adding mod podge

Step 3.

Start by removing the top layer of the napkin. Most napkins are 2-3 ply and you only need the top printed layer.

separating napkins for mod podge

Step 4.

Lightly pat the napkin down. I learned a tip of putting your hand in a plastic bag to smooth the wrinkles out. Trim off any excess.

placing napkin on cutting board

Step 5.

Apply a top coat of mod podge to the napkin and let dry.

placing top coat of mod podge on napkins

Step 6.

Repeat the same process on both sides of the cutting board and on second cutting board.

dollar tree cutting board with napkins

Step 7.

Now that you have the cutting boards all covered with pretty napkins, it’s time to paint the wood crate.

2 dollar tree cutting boards with mod podged napkins

Step 8.

This DecoArt color stain is one of my favorites-especially in navy. You can see this same color stain used on a small marble kitchen island.

DecoArt color stain in navy

Step 9.

At first I spray-painted it gold, but it didn’t show up well with the napkins, so I gave it 2 coats of the color stain. Let dry.

painting crate with navy paint

Step 10.

Next up, use wood glue to attach the cutting boards to the wood crate. 

gorilla glue

Step 11.

Place something heavy on top and let it dry.

farmhouse caddy from dollar tree cutting boards

Step 12.

A piece of rope was placed through the top of the caddy and knotted off at each end. You can also use a dowel, but I didn’t have any on hand. I actually like how the rope looks. It definitely gives it a farmhouse style.

How To Use The Dollar Tree Cutting Board Farmhouse Caddy

Remember I told you I would share 5 fun ideas? Here you go!

1. Sink Caddy

DIY Dollar Tree Cutting Board Craft used as sink caddy

This little farmhouse caddy is the perfect size to hold your dishwashing liquid and brushes. Plus, you can use napkins that match your kitchen decor. Wouldn’t a buffalo check one look adorable?

DIY Dollar Tree Cutting Board Craft sink caddy

2. Mason Jar Succulent Planter

succulent in Dollar Tree Cutting Board caddy

This pretty mason jar succulent planter may be my favorite! Isn’t it so pretty?

succulent in DIY Dollar Tree Cutting Board Craft

3. Faux Flower Holder

DIY Dollar Tree Cutting Board Craft with mason jar vase

Add a pretty vase with silk flowers for another sweet look. You could also add a little gift tag and give this as a gift.

4. Television Remote Caddy

 

remotes used in DIY Dollar Tree Cutting Board Craft

I’m one of those who hates leaving the television remotes out. My daughter tends to lose them all the time in the couch cushions. 🙂 This little caddy can be placed on a side table, or coffee table to keep all the remotes in one handy place, and look pretty too!

5. Plant Holder

DIY Dollar Tree Cutting Board Craft with succulent

This little 4″ plant fit perfectly inside the farmhouse caddy. This is probably my second favorite. The pink planter looks so pretty and really pops against the navy.

DIY Dollar Tree Cutting Board Craft - Adorable Farmhouse Caddy

 

Well, there you have it. Another quick and easy Dollar Tree craft. I hope you enjoyed this craft as much as I enjoyed making it.  Happy crafting!

DIY Dollar Tree Cutting Board Craft - Adorable Farmhouse Caddy

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meegan

Friday 6th of August 2021

Oh Michelle! This is so fun and creative. I love the colors, the components and the lovely decoupaged napkin.

ourcraftymom

Saturday 7th of August 2021

Thank you so much! It was fun to make.

Anita Holland

Tuesday 3rd of August 2021

This is such a creative a well-done upcycle. Well done.

ourcraftymom

Saturday 7th of August 2021

Thanks so much!

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