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Charcuterie boards are so popular now and they really do make for easy entertaining. They are so much fun to make that I thought I would show how to make a breakfast charcuterie board. In addition to showing what foods I chose to put on it I’m going to show how I personalized the board itself. A personalized charcuterie or cutting board would make a great housewarming or wedding present.
How to Make a Breakfast Charcuterie Board
I adore breakfast. There are so many different ways that you can go with breakfast foods. I opted to make a bagel-based charcuterie board but you could make one that is pancake, waffle, or muffin based. No matter what the main starch is I think that it is important that the board contain both sweet and savory options. And of course the charcuterie board should have a few protein options.
Style-wise I put the bagels in the middle since they are the main. Then I surrounded them with a variety of meats, cheeses, and fruits. I think it’s best to put the biggest items in the middle then work toward the outside with the toppings and fruits. If I had done waffles or muffins I would have done the same.
How to Make a Personalized Charcuterie Board
So here’s how I used my Cricut to personalize the board itself:
First, select a design for your charcuterie board. I picked out a monogram and a border from the Design Space image collection. Whatever letter you need for your monogram they have tons of choices. If you happen to want to do the same design that I did then you can use my design file.
Next I had my Cricut cut the designs out of permanent vinyl. Once cut I used my weeding tool to remove the vinyl that was not part of my design.
Then I cut my designs out and laid them out to see how I wanted to position them on my charcuterie board. In my project file I included more boarder than I needed so I did not use all of it.
After fixing the layout I used transfer tape to remove the vinyl from it’s backing and then attach to the charcuterie board.
Once you have finished with making your board then you load it up with your breakfast items!
If you want to you can make labels for your food items. My items were self-explanatory but if for example you have a bunch of different cheeses then some labels might be helpful. The Cricut Maker makes it so so easy to make some cute labels. I used some sticker cardstock. I had the Maker draw and cut out the labels for me. I don’t have beautiful handwriting so I very much appreciate being able to have the Cricut write it all for me.
To make the little signs I the took one of the back stickers and laid a tooth pick down on it. Then I topped it with one of the front labels.