Woodburning 101 (A Tutorial)

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I’m having so much fun with this woodburner. My favorite thing I’ve made so far: little driftwood message hearts. I’ve had a lot of luck with this brand…..the Creative Versa-Tool.
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The heat control is key because it heats up much hotter than most wood burners…..making it much easier to burn:

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I ordered these pre-cut driftwood hearts on Etsy from Tinker’s Attic:

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Driftwood is super easy to burn because it’s so soft:

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You can add some paint for some color:

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A love note:

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My favorite point is the universal point…it performs all fundamental designs:

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A tapered point can burn more intricate designs:

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Just heat the tool up and using light pressure burn your design into the wood.

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The longer the point remains on the surface the deeper and darker your burn will be.

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Golden Fluid Acrylics are perfect for adding color:

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Leave a sweet message for someone you love! Drill a hole for to make a little gift topper or keychain. Place one in your kid’s or spouse’s lunch. Put one on your dresser.

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Living a simple, creative life in #smalltownusa Bryson City, NC. Renovating a 1960s ranch house and an old train depot. Thank you for reading! Read more in my about section. 


  1. 1

    Ooooh, would be awesome in Easter baskets! I love the simple things :)

  2. 2
    Angelina says:

    que lindo trabajo y tan sencillo que es usar ese instrumento.

    Feliz dia!

  3. 3

    Oh thanks for the tutorial.. I’ve had my eye on this kit for a long time – now I won’t be so timid… maybe ;o)

  4. 4

    I love this! Yet another wonderful craft for me to try. My husband will be thrilled. :))

  5. 5

    OH! I soooo want to make these! I have the Versa Tool.. WhooHOoo! I’ve only gotten stinky with gourds though… :) hmm… Oh the possibilities.
    Thank you so much for sharing!

  6. 6

    These are so cute……Love your crafts. So neat to see you using Golden Paints ..they’re made right here in our little country town of Columbus, New York…1st Columbus in the United States! We don’t even have a traffic light! :)

  7. 7

    Cute idea Ashley! My son and I loved making the crayons… maybe we’ll give this a try. I can burn he can paint, of course, no wood burning for the 5-year-old. lol.

  8. 8

    Nice, I allways thought it was impossible to make something pretty with woodburning, you proved me wrong!

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