Christmas Mondegreen Cutting Board – …….. (Misheard Lyrics Fun & Silhouette Giveaway)

Christmas humor: cutting board made with the misheard lyrics of "Good King Wenceslas looked out, on the feast of Stephen". Adhesive vinyl. Free Silhouette file.

It’s the second Monday of the month, which means it’s Silhouette Challenge time again. Since the theme is HOLIDAY, I’ve got a silly Christmas glass cutting board to share, but when you finish reading about it, be sure to check the end of this post for links to 31 more Silhouette holiday projects created by my fellow challengers.

Since it’s the last challenge of the year, we’ve got a double whammy for you. In addition to all the Silhouette project goodness, we bloggers put our heads together and created a fabulous giveaway our readers can enter to win super-de-duper Silhouette prizes. More about that at the end, too, but suffice it to say, one of the prizes is a Silhouette Cameo. Yes, whammy, indeed.

Now on to my challenge project.

If you’re a regular reader of this blog you know how much I love wordplay, and a good mondegreen sure qualifies. A mondegreen is what you get when someone mishears a phrase, usually from a lyric, in a way that gives the phrase new meaning. For example, instead of “I can see clearly now, the rain is gone.” the mondegreen might be I can see Claire Lee now, Lorraine is gone.

For my project, Good King wants his applesauce at the feast this evening is the mondegreen for “Good King Wenceslas looked out, on the feast of Stephen”. If you’re not familiar with the Good King Wenceslas Christmas carol (it’s a heartwarming one), you can listen to the traditional version here, the Irish Rovers version here, and read the full lyrics here.

I added the Wenceslas mondegreen in adhesive vinyl to a glass cutting board left over from last week’s projects . I plan to tuck it in a corner of my kitchen for an unexpected pop of Christmas cheer. It’ll make me smile each time I see it, and garner a few giggles from guests, I’m sure.

Christmas humor: cutting board made with the misheard lyrics of "Good King Wenceslas looked out, on the feast of Stephen". Free Silhouette file.Free Download
Good King Wenceslas Mondegreen Silhouette .studio3 file HERE
Good King Wenceslas Mondegreen Silhouette LEGACY v.2 file HERE
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For this project, I used:

  • a 12″x15″ glass cutting board that is pebbly on one side and smooth on the other,
  • black 3M Series 50 permanent adhesive vinyl (equivalent to Oracal 651),
  • clear TransferRite transfer tape.
  • Silhouette Cameo

Cutting and weeding…

Since the vinyl lettering is applied to the smooth underside of the cutting board (away from food) and viewed through the glass, the design shows in reverse, so remember to mirror the image before cutting (right-click then select “Flip Horizontally” from the list).

Most cutting board designs are quick to cut and easy to weed because the scale is large enough that there aren’t any teeny tiny bits to contend with. Of course, a large design is also a challenge to position correctly—so much sticky!  For designs like this, the center hinge method makes it a breeze to get the design exactly where you want it. I included step-by-step instructions for the center hinge method at the end of my trio of glass cutting boards post last week.

To avoid air bubbles, take it slow, and burnish outward with a scraper as you roll the transfer tape and vinyl onto the glass.Christmas humor: cutting board made with the misheard lyrics of "Good King Wenceslas looked out, on the feast of Stephen". Adhesive vinyl. Free Silhouette file.Christmas humor: cutting board made with the misheard lyrics of "Good King Wenceslas looked out, on the feast of Stephen". Adhesive vinyl. Free Silhouette file.
And that’s it. It’s a quickie project, great for gift giving or adding some Christmassy humor to your kitchen decor.

Oh, yes, a reminder… adhesive vinyl isn’t dishwasher safe, but can be washed by hand…just don’t let it soak.

More Whatcha Workin’ On mondegreen fun:
Bohemian Rhapsody T-shirt project
More Whatcha Workin’ On cutting board projects
A Trio of Glass Cutting Boards
Dancing in the Kitchen Cutting Board
More Whatcha Workin‘ On Christmas projects
Etched “JOY” Ikea Mirror
Quartet of Christmas Gift Tags

Looking for More Silhouette Holiday Projects?

A bunch of us Silhouette folks are sharing projects on our blogs today as part of a monthly Silhouette Challenge. Check out the projects below for some cool Silhouette things you can make for the holidays!

Easy Glitter Snowflake Ornament Ornament Surprise Box Merry & Bright Christmas Stocking Gift Card Holder Holiday Projects with Heat Transfer Vinyl Christmas Tree Card Display Easy DIY Hello Kitty Ornaments Fa la la Christmas Shirt Make Printed Holiday Tea Towels Christmas Tree Countdown: December Silhouette Challenge Modern Advent Calendar 'All is Calm, All is Bright' Canvas Sign Tutorial DIY Faux Aged Copper Snowflake Ornaments from a Cereal Box! "Good King Wenceslas" Christmas Mondegreen Cutting Board Sew Easy Pillow Covers Easy Gold Striped Monogram Ornament Monthly Dry Erase Planner Handmade Christmas Tags Cactus Gift + Printable Buffalo Plaid Gift Tags Coffee Mug Gift for the Star Wars Geek Hot Chocolate Stirring Spoons & Gift Tags Cut File Merry and Bright Christmas Pillow Damask Reindeer Print Ikea Star Ornament DIY Etched Nativity Ornament Fa La La La Pillow {Tutorial} DIY Split Monogram Pillow Fun Holiday Gift Tags - Free Print and Cut Etched in Glass DIY Easy Red and White Christmas Pillows 3 Easy Ways to Create Christmas Baby Onesies with HTV Easy Christmas Gifts for Teachers and Classmates

1. Beauty in the Mess // 2. JustTyra // 3. Dream a Little Bigger // 4. Simply Kelly Designs // 5. The Stamp Doc // 6. From Wine to Whine // 7. TheKimSixFix // 8. unOriginal Mom // 9. HaberdasheryFun // 10. Tastefully Frugal // 11. Sisters, What! // 12. Small Stuff Counts // 13. Where The Smiles Have Been // 14. Whatcha Workin’ On? // 15. Designed Decor // 16. Architecture of a Mom // 17. Decor Adventures // 18. Create & Babble // 19. Tori Grant Designs // 20. Tried & True // 21. The Thinking Closet // 22. Creative Ramblings // 23. Get Silvered // 24. McCall Manor // 25. Cutesy Crafts // 26. Ginger Snap Crafts // 27. My Favorite Finds // 28. Cupcakes&Crowbars // 29. Pineapples & Pinecones // 30. The Crafting Nook // 31. It Happens in a Blink // 32. Alayna’s Creations

Silhouette Giveaway

In partnership with Silhouette America, my Challenge buddies and I are hosting a mega-huge giveaway for not one, not two…but three winners!  Check out these awesome prizes:

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14 thoughts on “Christmas Mondegreen Cutting Board – …….. (Misheard Lyrics Fun & Silhouette Giveaway)

    1. I know, right? One of those “Who knew?” things. This isn’t my mondegreen; it’s a found one. There are whole websites devoted to collecting them. Who knew? [grin] Thanks for popping in, Kelly!

    1. Thanks, Pam. I love the wordplay, and that it has its own name. :^) I think I’m going swap out the saying as the seasons change…or on whim, whichever comes first. LOL.

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