Baking cookies for Santa has always been a big tradition in my household. There was just something magical about waking up Christmas morning to see a big bite taken out of the sugar cookies you spent so much time on! I am a few years younger than my siblings and they took it upon themselves to prank Santa one year… using my cookies. I woke up that Christmas morning to my dad coughing and the boys in trouble. I found out years later that they had covered the top in paprika but it looked like sprinkles so Santa took an unexpected bite! If you aren’t quite as mischievous as my brothers and want to spoil Santa with a cute cookie board, this DIY is for you!
- Wooden cheese board (we found options at Target, Walmart, Hobby Lobby, and Dollar Tree)
- acrylic paint
- stenciling brushes
- Painters tape
- WallCutz stencil (of course)
- Resin (optional)
Target option, $3
Walmart option, $12 (much larger board)
Santa is coming to town and we are prepping with some easy DIY projects this season! We used our Cookies for Santa stencil and taped it down to our board using painters tape. Using a small paint brush (or makeup sponge if you have some extras lying around) you will want to dab the paint, then get rid of any excess on a paper towel so it doesn’t bleed behind the stencil, before lightly painting your stencil. The color options are endless and you can use any combination to make it your own! Some of the spaces that are close together on the stencil can be divided by card-stock or post-it note so that the colors don’t bleed into each other. After you’re done painting, you’ll want to lift the stencil while it is still wet so that no edges are pulled up! To protect the tray from liquids and to keep it lasting as long as possible, cover the tray with a coat or two of sealant. In addition to the sealant you can add a resin topcoat for additional sealing. That’s it! All you need for a special cookie board for Santa!