Friends, I am so excited to tell you all about this project! Have you ever tried woodburning? I think it may be my new favorite way to create something beautiful. Not only is it challenging, but also fun and smells so good! I highly recommend! Anyway, I wanted to create something awesome to hang on my door for the holidays and I am absolutely thrilled with how this turned out. Here’s how I made this Reversible Holiday Sign using Pyrography (aka woodburning). There are few things better than decor that you can use for multiple holidays.
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This post will explain some of the steps, but I also made a video to show you the entire process. Keep in mind, this video is very sped up. I probably burned for 4 hours for this project so it definitely takes some time, but the finished project is well worth it!
- Designs Printed with a Laser Printer
- Walnut Hollow Round Wood Slice
- Walnut Hollow Creative Woodburner Wire Tip Woodburning Tool
- Rope or Twine
The only thing to know about creating a design is that if you have and writing or the image isn’t symmetrical, you will need to print the image in reverse. I created my designs in Photoshop and it is easy to flip the image and print it on reverse. If the direction of your design doesn’t matter then don’t worry about it, just print as is.
Tape your design face down onto your wood slice.
Use the universal shading tip and set your burner to about 7 or 8. Quickly run it across the back of the design, pressing down. This will transfer the laser ink to the wood slice. Be sure to make sure the ink transferred before you move your design paper.
Here is what it will look like. If you need more ink transferred, reheat and press until it does. I just wanted an overall outline to show me where to burn so this worked for me.
Turn off your woodburner. Use your metal tweezer to remove the Universal Shading Tip (careful it may still be hot!) and plug in the Ball Point Tip for tracing your outline.
For the letters, simply trace them and try to keep your hand steady. It helps to rest it on the woodslice as your drawing.
For the pie design, I used the Universal Shading Tip again and added lots of shading and lines to make it look really dynamic.
Once the Thanksgiving Sign is done, get your Christmas design together and do the same process, but maybe try a new technique!
I opted instead of the shading technique to use a stippling technique with the Ball Point Tip. Trace the outline first, then basically make a million dots to fill it in.
Here’s a closeup of the stippling.
Now, simple drill a hole through the entire thing at the top and thread rope through to make a hanging loop.
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Thanks for reading. Happy Burning!