Since the first Christmas after we got married and moved into our house, Eric and I have been saving these wooden discs which were cut from the bottoms of our Christmas trees. We wanted to do something with them, but we weren’t sure what. My mother-in-law suggested that we make these into ornaments! We did some research on Pinterest and came up with the idea to use a wood burning tool to draw snowflakes on one side and then have the date on the other side. The date (2013, 2014, 2015) represents the year that we cut the disc from the bottom of that years Christmas tree trunk.
During Thanksgiving, when the family was in town, we finally set up to get this project done. My mother-in-law lent me her wood burning pen and we drew some snowflakes with a pencil so that we had a guide. I will admit, my mother-in-law did most of the wood burning because I was too scared that I would mess something up. I shouldn’t have been scared though, because these came out so great!
Check out the details below!
For this project, you will need:
– Wood Burning Tool (Michaels)
– Wooden Disc
The first thing we did was sketch out the snowflake designs on the discs. We didn’t get too fancy with the designs, instead just keeping it simple. Although, if you are looking to get fancy, there are stencils that you can purchase to elevate your ornament design.
The key to wood burning is to go slow enough that you get the line that you want on the first try. To get these straight lines, press down on the wood burning tool and very slowly trace your line.
Next, press the side of the wood burning pen down to create small straight lines that act at the detail of the snowflake. Don’t get scared if your wood starts to smoke a bit, that is normal and just means that your line is going to come out great!
That’s really all there is to it! There are tons of different designs that you can choose from…just get your creative on!
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