PAINTED SERVING BOARD WITH LEATHER TASSELS
You will need Serving board (ours is $10 from Target); masking tape; paint and paintbrush; shellac sealer (optional); leather scraps; scissors; super glue.
ONE Across board, place strip of masking tape to define area to paint. TWO Apply paint with paintbrush. THREE When paint is dry, apply coat of shellac sealer to make the paint food-safe. (If you plan to use the board as a drinks tray or with bowls on top, you can skip this step.)
FOUR Cut leather into two rectangles, 10cm high, 20cm across.
FIVE Cut 2mm strips approx 8cm up the leather, leaving 2cm across top. SIX Also cut a new piece of leather approx 20cm long to be your string. SEVEN On the back of the 2cm uncut leather strip, apply super glue. Place one end of the string on glued area. EIGHT Start rolling from one side of the leather and hold in place until the glue has dried.
NINE Repeat the glue/roll steps with the second piece of leather.
TEN Once the paint has dried, thread the middle of the string through the hole in the board and make a knot to fasten the tassels in place.