But be sure to catch up on the other Christmas festivities going on around here…
- 5th Day of Christmas – 21 Free Nativity Printables
- 4th Day of Christmas – Rudolph Cupcakes
- 3rd Day of Christmas – DIY Giant Jenga
- 2nd Day of Christmas – Hand Carved Nativity Blocks
- 1st Day of Christmas – Carved Wooden Spoons
So once I get into something, I usually go all-out with it, and this pyrography (wood burning) hobby is no different. This is the third, and final, gift I made this Christmas with my new wood burning tool. I love it! These rustic ornaments were pretty easy and I love how they turned out. I’ll be making myself a set next year for sure. It all started with some cedar wood… And despite the vast forest you see behind our house, there is no cedar to be found out there. Hubby found all this cedar down the street from us. It was at the curb for yard waste pickup. What the??? One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, right? It sat in the wood holder for awhile, so I was thrilled we could put the wood to artistic use!
After slicing the logs with a miter saw, I drew different versions of stars on the 5 discs. Remember: *I never claimed to be an artists.*Then I burned the image in with this tool.
Then I strung a small red piece or ribbon though each one. I bought this ribbon on clearance at Target a few years back to replace some of the hooks on our existing ornaments. I still have a ton of it, so I’m glad I could put it to good use.
I took them on a trip outside for a photo shoot. On Christmas day. What? The kids were busy playing with their new toys and I wanted to make sure I got a few pics before I wrapped them up. It’s all good.
What do you think? I’m really excited to make more of these. Maybe refrigerator magnets too?! Any other ideas? I’ve started collecting a couple of ideas on my pyrography Pinterest board.
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