Wood burning is the type of art that never goes out of style. It’s rustic, it’s beautiful, it’s personalized, and it can be super thoughtful. Whether you’re looking for an amazing gift idea, to personalize your home, or even just searching for a new type of art to try, check out these amazing wood burning ideas that you can do yourself!
Personalize Your Tools
One of the best things of wood burning is that you can personalize basically anything, and that also includes your personal tools. You can add your name or even draw a design, whatever your creativity comes up with. The blog I Can Teach My Child has a wood burning tutorial on how to add a quote to a wooden handle.
Make Your Children’s Art Permanent
Children always come up with the most creative and fun drawings, and you can turn them into an awesome decorative piece for the mantel or a beautiful gift for grandpa. You can even ask them to write their name or a special phrase in a paper to add to it.
It gets even better:
You can make the wood burning art practical, like in the corner of a cutting board, on a barbecue plate, or just make it a sign to hang on the wall or use a wooden cube to decorate the coffee table.
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. -Pablo Picasso
Decorate with Quotes or Words
Adding a nice quote or simple words to your wood is a great way to make your home feel cozier and add your personality to the space. You can start by making a sign for your mantel or by adding your initials to your kitchen set!
Decorate with Drawings
Another great idea to use a wood burning tool is for decorating your wooden objects! You can draw a frame on your cutting board, make that wooden jewelry box more special by adding a pattern to it, or simply draw a heart on a wooden picture frame.
Personalize Your Furniture
After trying wood burning on a few smaller objects (and getting the hang of it), it's time to think bigger. Don’t stay limited to smaller wood burning art ideas: your furniture can also benefit from it! You can draw some flowers on the dresser, make a pattern on your mirror frame, or add a nice quote on the picnic table. Let your creativity run wild!
Make A Gift
Don't know what to give to that person who has it all? Or just want to surprise your husband or wife with a thoughtful homemade gift? A wood burning gift can be the answer to these questions and much more.
You can add any design or quote you want on basically any wooden object, which can turn a normal gift into a super thoughtful surprise. Here are some ideas for personalized gifts:
- Decorated wooden coasters
- A nice quote on a cutting board
- A drawing on barbecue plates
- Engraved tools
- Decorated kitchen set
Instead of spending money on expensive holiday decoration, you can make your own ornaments, signs, and gift tags with a wood burning tool! Add the rustic style to your holiday decoration and skip the store-bought options.
If you’re new to the art of wood burning, then you can’t go wrong with personalized coasters. Grab your wood burning tool, some cheap wooden coasters, and start training your hand! If you want an even easier way to start, then Illistyle has a great tutorial that involves cutouts.
Popsicle Playing Cards
Want to make a super fun wood burning craft? Then check out this awesome idea on Instructables: Popsicle Stick Playing Cards!
Another creative idea to use your wood burning tool is by making markers for your garden! You can use popsicle sticks if you only have a small herb garden or twigs and branches for bigger gardens!
How to Start
And here are some other things you may want to your wood burning to the next level:
- Alphabet stamps
- Wooden coasters
- Wooden circles (to make signs, plaques, etc)
- Bamboo Cutting and Serving Board
One of the most satisfying things is making art and seeing the result in front of you. That “I made it myself!" feeling is magical, and it can turn your days from bland to awesome with just a small step. Besides, nothing is better than learning a new skill, slowly getting better at it, and showing your work to your loved ones. Who knows, maybe wood burning can even be your side gig that brings in that extra money!
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