Even though summer is gone, you will continue to host awesome dinner parties and you'll definitely need to make some of these cutting boards.
One cannot have enough cutting boards, especially wooden cutting boards which look dashing as serving platters. The gals from A Beautiful Mess have created a real simple tutorial to make your own wooden board, no hassle, no crazy ass tools, just a good ol' saw, some hardwood, and some food-grade oil to finish it off.
You can even use some wooden scraps left over from your last project. And don't worry if the shapes are odd, you can totally pull the asymmetrical look, just paint it white with food-safe paint and call it a day.
Oh also, the ABM ladies mention that this project is great as a gift, so there, save a few pennies and give something meaningful to a friend.
For full instructions and list of materials, hop over to A Beatiful Mess