Start by placing whatever containers you want to use on the cheese board. It's easier to fill in your ingredients around them than trying to find a place for the containers once the board starts getting full.
Fill the containers with your chosen ingredients. Spreads, honey, and any ingredients you might have too much of are good candidates.
Add your cheeses. The rule of thumb is to arrange them from one side to the other in order of strength (i.e., pungent to mild.)
Lastly, fill in all remaining ingredients between and around the cheeses. Try to vary the colors in order to get a red, white & blue effect.