Wood burned crafts are so beautiful. I am always impressed with the intricate designs people create with wood burning tools. I’ve practiced on my technique for a few months, and I’ve already done two craft projects, but by no means am I an expert. I’m always afraid that I’m going to mess up the wood or burn my fingers!
This project was something I did just for fun. I bought these cheap wooden spoons that were on sale at a grocery store:
At first, I didn’t know what I wanted to put on the spoons. Then I remembered that I had some adhesive Mickey Mouse stencils that were perfect for the project. I began by tracing the shapes on the spoons with a pencil.
The wood burner I used came with three different tips, but I kept the chisel tip on simple because I felt more comfortable using it. Wood burning is fun once you get the hang of it. I traced the drawings very lightly, making sure not to burn my fingers or press too deeply into the wood.
As I mentioned earlier, I am no expert, but I think I did a pretty good job for a beginner.
I wanted to add some color to the spoons, so I painted a part of the handles with acrylic paint.
I’m happy with how the spoons turned out. I had a lot of fun practicing my wood burning skills. The best advice I can give about wood burning is to follow all directions on the packaging, and to have wood to practice on before you start your project. Practicing helps you get more comfortable with the tool. The wood burners can get extremely hot, so make sure you protect your fingers and work area. Also, let the wood burner cool down before you switch tips.