Handmade Wooden Cutting Boards

I was recently browsing pictures from our local farmer’s market’s opening day, and I noticed a table with handmade wooden cutting boards in the background. I am FASCINATED with them! I’ve always wanted to be able to make something so precise, so intricate…though if I did make myself one, I don’t think I’d be able to use it because I’d be afraid of messing it up 🙂 
So, for today’s post, I thought it would be fun to take a look at some handmade cutting boards on Etsy. Even if you don’t want to purchase one for yourself, I think that they would really make a great wedding present or housewarming gift.
Elephant Cutting Board/ Maple Cutting Board/ Animal Cutting Board/ Walnut Cutting Board/ Wooden Cutting Board/ Elephant Chopping Block/ 
Made with maple and walnut, this adorable striped elephant is 14 inches by 12 inches, and 1 inch thick.
I just love how this oak cutting board is staged for the photo – it really makes you want to roll your sleeves up and start cooking. Cooking can be such a relaxing hobby if you don’t take it too seriously!
Edge Grain Cutting Board, Bread Board, Carving Board, Cheese Board, Wooden Cutting Board, Bread Knife 
I really love the handle and the variety of hardwood used in this cutting board!
When my sister-in-law got married, my husband and I purchased a personalized cutting board for her & her new husband. It was beautiful! Personalizing gifts is such a great way to add a little extra thought into the presents you buy.
Whale Shaped Wooden Cutting Board - Handmade Cutting Board - Large Cutting Board - Wood Cutting Board 
Thar she blows! This whale shaped cutting board is made from yellow birch hardwood, and is such a fun way to add a little whimsy to your kitchen.
Which of these was your favorite? Is there a cutting board on Etsy that you love that you feel I should have featured? Let me know in the comments!
Until next time, stay crafty & buy handmade!

HollyODesigns: Handmade Pearl Jewelry & Gifts

The shop:  HollyODesigns
The owner: Holly O’Connor from Madisonville, Louisiana
The products:  Handmade pearl jewelry – necklaces, earrings and more!
Fun facts:  Holly has a Bachelors of Fine Art degree, with a concentration in jewelry design and metal smithing. 
Reviews & Sales:  99 sales with a 5 star average review rating 🙂 
Here’s 3 of my favorite items from Etsy shop HollyODesigns:

Vintage crystal earrings Vintage pearl earrings Vintage style jewelry Vintage wedding earrings Bridal pearl earrings Crystal dangle earrings 
Grey pearl chunky necklace Braided pearl necklace Bridal pearl jewelry Silver Statement necklace Elegant wedding Bridal jewelry Gift for her 
Braided pearl BRACELET Chunky pearl bracelet Blush bridal jewelry Chunky pink bracelet Braided statement jewelry Blush wedding bracelet 

Until next time, stay crafty!

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: MRBBridal

A wedding is one of the most memorable days of your life. Wedding planning can be chaos, but one of the best parts of planning is picking out your dress and accessories. Today’s featured shop gives you plenty of options for one of the most popular wedding accessories – bridal garters! Check out Etsy shop MRBBridal, based in Minneapolis, MN. Opened in summer 2014, MRBBridal has an impressive 1200+ sales, with over 300 items in their shop to choose from. The owners of MRBBridal also have two other Etsy shops, MyRadiantBeauty (which provides faux-fur bridal accessories) and MRBCreation (which offers rhinestone sashes to compliment your beautiful wedding dress). Right now, all items in MRBBridal are being offered at a special 30% discount – no coupon code needed! Here’s a very special top 7 picks from Etsy shop MRBBridal:

Bridal Garter, Garter, Wedding Garter, Chiffon Rosette Ivory and Coral Red Garter, Belt, Sexy Garter, Handmade Garter, Garter Set GTF0026CR 
Garter, Bridal Garter, Wedding Garter Set, Crystal Applique Garter, Navy Blue Garter, Handmade Rhinestone Garter, Beaded Garter GTA0045 
Wedding Garter, Garter, Bridal Garter, Plum and Mint Green Shabby Rosettes Chic Garter Set, Garter Belt, Wedding Handmade Garter GTF0043 
Wedding Garter Set, Garter, Bridal Garter Set, Crystal Applique Garter, Wedding Rhinestone Garter, Handmade Garter Set, MRB Bridal GTA0016 
Wedding Garter, Garter, Bridal Garter, Rustic Garter, Handmade Garter, Ivory Cream Garter, Sexy Garter, Burlap Garter, Lace Garter GTF0024C 
Wedding Garter, Bridal Garter, Garters, Crystal Garter, Turquoise Blue Rhinestone Garter, Handmade Custom Garter, Sexy Garter Set GTA0039TUR 
Garter, Wedding Garter, Bridal Garter, Burlap Garter, Rustic Garter, Handmade Garter Set, Violet Purple Shabby Garter, Garter Belt GTF0025V 
Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade)!

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: KonaMaliCreations

When planning your wedding, it’s important to not forget one of the littlest members of your bridal party – your flower girl! There are so many timeless options out there, and Etsy shop KonaMaliCreations has several of them. Based in New York, NY, owner Donna handcrafts flower girl dresses & accessories. It’s your big day, but it often feels like a big day for your flower girl; why not get her a dress that will make her feel like a star? With KonaMaliCreations’ many picks, you can find a dress that will make your flower girl feel like a million bucks without breaking the bank. Right now, KonaMaliCreations is offering a coupon code – 10JUSTFORYOU – for 10% off your purchase. Here’s a very special top 10 favorite items from KonaMaliCreations:
The Autumn - Cream/Ivory Flower Girl Lace Dress, Lace Dress for infants, toddlers and girls sizes, 1T,2T,3T,4T,5T,6,7/8,9/10,11/12,13/14

Beige Toddler Girls Dress, Vintage Toddler Girls Dress, Beige Flower Girl Dress, Rustic Wedding, Birthday Dress, Beach Wedding

The Rose - Black/White, Lace, Tulle, Flower Girl Dress, girls dress, birthday dress, vintage dress, 1st birthday, toddler dress size 2T & 3T

The Victoria...Flower Girl Tutu Dress...Flower Girl Dress...Ivory Tutu Dress...Birthday Tutu Dress... size 1T,2T,3T4T,5T,6,7/8

White Flower Headband, Lace Flower Headband, Flower Girl Headband, Wedding Headband, Wedding/Flower Girl Hair Accessory, Baby Girl Headband

Custom Ivory Pearl Bracelet with Ivory Ribbon Bow, flower girl bracelet, bridesmaid gift, baby shower gift, or christening bracelet

Starfish Headband Natural Knobby Starfish Mermaid Headband Accessories

Sale* The Sophie - Lace Flower Girl Dress for toddlers and girls sizes, 2T/3T,4T,5T,6,7/8

The Olivia - Red flower girl dress for toddlers and girls sizes, 1t, 2t, 3t, 4t, & 5t

Special Set -The Autumn Lace Flower Girl Dress and Pearl Bracelet for toddlers & girls sizes 1T,2T,3T,4T,5T,6,7/8,9/10,11/12,13/14
Even if you’re not planning a wedding, there are still plenty of options at KonaMaliCreations that will make your little girl feel like a star on a special day. 🙂
Until next time, stay crafty (and dress up)!

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: ElenaCollectionUSA

One of the reasons why I love featuring Etsy shops on my blog is that I get to see gorgeous handmade detail; the smallest of details make an item so much better. And the same can be said for the items from today’s featured shop, ElenaCollectionUSA. Based in Los Angeles, CA, owner Elena Pulido offers a wide array of items; wedding accessories, christening gowns, photo props & more. With items made to order, Elena also gladly accepts custom orders and loves working with silk, lace & other luxurious materials. Here’s my top 5 favorite items from ElenaCollectionUSA:
Wedding Ivory  tutu and corset, Prom corset tutu set//Quinceanera//Alba by Elena 

With over 300 items in stock, I’m sure you’ll find something you love at ElenaCollectionUSA!
Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade)!

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: AllCornhole

Today’s featured shop specializes in high quality cornhole boards and accessories. Meet Chad, owner of AllCornhole on Etsy & AllCornhole.com. Based in Utah, AllCornhole has a wide array of options for any event, with custom orders available. Since wedding season is coming up, let’s check out some of AllCornhole’s items that would be the perfect addition to your special day!
Full Color Engagement Photo Wedding Cornhole Boards - Customized Wedding Cornhole Boards for Your Special Day! Wedding Cornhole Bag toss 
Wedding Cornhole Bags Small Polka Dots- Corn Filled - Build your own set - Set of 8 cornhole bags - Baggo bags - Cornhole bean bags
Wedding Cornhole Bags Solid wedding colors - Corn Filled - Build your own set - Set of 8 cornhole bags - Baggo bags - Corn hole Bags
Wedding Chevron Cornhole Bags - Weather Resistant - Build your own set - Set of 8 cornhole bags - Baggo bags - Cornhole bean bags 
Wedding Tree Custom Cornhole Boards 2 - Customized Wedding Cornhole Boards for Your Special Day! Wedding Cornhole Bag toss
Right now, AllCornhole is offering a special deal to customers who use coupon code craftygirl  – 10% off store wide! With wonderful feedback & reviews, AllCornhole is definitely an Etsy shop to check out!
Until next time…stay crafty (and play games!)
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