I love my wood burning tool kit and you can create some amazing pieces for your home that also make great gift ideas. Once you learn how to use it, the possibilities are endless.
I have a Plaid Wood Burning Tool Kit for my projects and it comes with the wood burning tool, plus accessories for a variety of ways to wood burn.
First I printed out a design I wanted on a laser printer. The laser printer is important for transferring the image. If your design has words, remember to flip them so they’re backwards.
I’m using a wooden box I picked up at Walmart that is by Plaid.
I put on the transfer tool which is the flat tool head. I turned the wood burning tool onto high and waited for it to heat up.
I placed the image ink side down onto the wood and secured it in place with some tape. I then used the wood burning tool with the transfer head and “ironed” over the paper to transfer the ink onto the wood. Take your time, and check once and a while to see how it’s transferring.
When you’re ready, carefully peel the paper back and you’ll see that the ink has transferred.
I turned off the wood burning tool and let it cool. Then I switched to a tip that has both a flat and pointed edge so I can do fine and wide work. I turned it back on high and let it heat up.
I then began using the tool to trace over the design. Its slow work but easy to do.
You can use the wider edge to fill in the wider spaces and the fine tip to do the detailed work. There are other heads to work with too so you can pick the one you’re comfortable working with.
Here is the completed box, and I love how it turned out. You can leave it as is, or you can stain/varnish the box.
Using the same technique I created this cutting board. For the leaves to create a wreath look I used the leave tool and held it into place to burn in that shape.
I have also wood burned wooden utensils. These are great for when you bring utensils to a pot luck and they make great gifts.
I have also made coasters. Once you get started the possibilities are endless – anything that’s wood.