The Martha Stewart Show, December 2006
Choose a design, such as the 2007 template.
Download and print the 2007 template so it appears in reverse: Flip it either digitally on the computer, or on a photocopier. You can also resize your template on the photocopier.
Tape template, design-side down, onto the cheese board.
Use the wood-burning tool with design transfer tip, and slowly rub over the design. The design will transfer onto the board. (Alternatively, you can tape the template design-side up, and place transfer paper between the design and the board. Then trace the pattern with a ballpoint pen.)
Burn pattern into wood using the tapered tip. (The 2007 template will take 15 to 20 minutes to burn properly.)
Package the board with cheese and crackers.
Wood-burning tool with design transfer and tapered tips
Transfer paper (optional)
Ballpoint pen (optional)
Cheese and crackers (optional)
This handmade wooden cheese board is a wonderful present that commemorates the year it was given. Originally made in 2006, we've updated the template below so you can make it for the 2007 holiday season.