One reason that I’m rather fond of Darby Smart is that (it seems like) most of their boxes revolve around jazzing up your home (vs. mostly jazzing up your style). These bamboo cutting boards are definitely going to be jazzing up my kitchen!
This month’s Darby Smart to DIY for Box features a wood burning kit intended for 2 gorgeous bamboo cutting boards.
Isn’t the wood grain on these lovely? They are kind of small, though, so I’m imaging that these are less functional for everyday use and more for presentation. Like presenting super awesome spread of cheese during ladies BYO Wine night. Thankfully, there was a small piece of wood to practice with so I don’t mess up the bamboo on my first try.
This box also came with a stencil card. Mine are a variety of lovely vine patterns (which match my wedding theme, oh DS! You guys are too thoughtful) but I’ve seen some other really cool ones in other people’s boxes. Feathers, stripes, super cool geometric patterns.
What’s interesting is that I got a tube of green pearl paint. For what? It’s not on the instructions card. I think I might have gotten an unintended bonus (unless they meant for me to color the vines in? I doubt this is food safe so I’ll be saving it for a future DIY project later down the road.
What do you guys think? I love this box because it’s so versatile! The wood burning pen opens the doors for future wood burning projects—I’m thinking gifts. Am I getting a little too ahead of myself? Christmas is so far away…(but a girl’s gotta start somewhere, right?) I know TJ Maxx usually has all sorts of pretty bamboo items on sale—I think I’m going to collect the nice pieces and then customize them. Hurray! Thank you Darby Smart!