Have you ever used a wood burner? It’s something I’ve wanted to do for as long as I can remember. Why it took me so long is still a mystery to me. There are so many cool things you can create with a wood burner. I decided it was finally time to take the plunge and bought a wood burning kit from Hobby Lobby. For my first design, I probably could have picked a less ambitious design, but where’s the fun in that? My family and I LOVE to travel, so the quote “Oh darling, let’s be adventurers” fits us so well. I made it to go on the gallery wall I just created for our den, which I’ll be sharing all of the details on very soon.
Here’s what you need to create this project for yourself!
- 1 wood slice (I bought mine at Hobby Lobby)
- woodburner kit
- Let’s Be Adventurers design (for personal use only)
- sandpaper (just in case)
With medium pressure, trace over the design with your pencil. This will transfer it onto the wood slice. I tested this small area before I got too far into the tracing. I probably should have been a bit more confident, but you just never know!
Once the entire design was stenciled, I started burning it into the wood using the rounded tip. It takes a little bit of playing around to find the perfect pressure, but it’s really not too hard. I traced the outline of the letters and then filled them in.
The only downside is some of the smoke got in my eyes and at one point when I was rubbing my eyes, I accidentally touched the burner to the wood. No project ever goes perfectly, so I can’t say it was a surprise that I had this little goof, but thankfully I figured out how I could fix it!
I grabbed a small piece of sandpaper and carefully sanded my mistake away. It is rustic afterall, so a little divot in the wood slice doesn’t really matter. And now you can’t even tell it even happened!
I finished off my design and touched up any areas that seemed a little light.
I am so, so happy with how it turned out! It looks so great on our gallery wall and I can’t wait to create more projects with my woodburner. I’m already thinking of the awesome gifts I can make for Christmas this year. Have you created any projects for your home with one? I’d love to hear what you’ve made!
UPDATE: You can now find this wood burned art and many other items my Etsy shop!
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