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.
This craft project combines two of my favorite things: Mickey Mouse and candy. I’ve made a candy jar before, but this one was much more fun because my family and I are huge Disney fans, and we are planning on taking a trip to Disney World next summer.
Here’s a list of supplies I used to create this candy jar:
- Red and black acrylic paint
- Glass bowl
- 6″ Clay flower pot and lid
- Mickey Mouse figurine
- Elmer’s® Ultra Stix-All Adhesive
- Mod Podge
I started off by painting the flower pot red and the lid black. I applied three coats of paint to get the right color. After the paint was dry, I sealed the pot and lid with Mod Podge to make sure the paint didn’t chip.
When the Mod Podge dried, I applied the Elmer’s glue to the bottom of the flower pot then added the glass bowl. I also glued the figurine on top of the lid.
The instructions on the glue stated to wait 24 hours before handling the project, and that maximum strength will develop in 72 hours.
Here is the finished product:
And here are some photos of the jar filled with candy:
I loved making this candy jar. It was a big hit with my family. I was especially happy with how inexpensive the supplies were. I was able to find everything at dollar stores for a total of about $10. I also enjoyed using the Elmer’s glue because it wasn’t runny and didn’t have any of the fumes that are so common with glass glues.
I hope you all enjoyed reading about my new candy jar. Feel free to leave comments and share with others!
My child (like millions of other children) is a huge Mickey Mouse fan. Our television is on Disney Junior almost everyday. I have bought several Mickey Mouse toys, furniture, and books. So, it was only natural for me to do a craft project in honor of this beloved character.
I used this inexpensive clock (cost under $4, 8.75″ in diameter) as my base.
I disassembled the clock so that I could add my designs.
I cut white card stock into a circle and used it as my background.
Next, I used a Mickey Mouse punch to make shapes for the clock.
Then, I pasted the shapes on the white paper, and used a Mickey Mouse sticker (bought at Joann Fabric and Craft Store) to draw more designs.
Finally, I wrote numbers on the shapes and reassembled the clock.
I enjoyed creating this project, and my son loves his new clock!
My little boy loves Mickey Mouse and anything to do with Disney, so I was very excited to do this project.
I used the following supplies:
- 1 Foam Floral Ring (Dollar Tree)
- 2 Foam Floral Discs (Dollar Tree)
- Straight Pins (Walmart)
- Red and Black Yarn (Walmart)
- Glue sticks and glue gun
- 2 White Buttons
I started off by wrapping the two discs and top half of the ring with black yarn. I used straight pins to keep the yarn in place. Then, I wrapped the red yarn around the bottom half of the ring.
I used the glue gun to attach the ears and buttons.
This was such a fun and easy project. All of the material was very inexpensive because I bought everything from dollar stores. The best thing is that I was able to share something with my son that I know he loves.