Merry Christmas! Don’t worry, I wrote this ahead of time and am all cuddled up with my family as it’s being published. Good thing because I’ve had a hectic week, just like I’m sure you have too. The two days before Christmas were the worst, as I tried to make all of my DIY presents during these two days. NOT SMART. But it was fun! I’ve waited until now to share them with you so I didn’t spoil anyone’s surprise. So now I bring you — Smart Girl’s 12 Days of Christmas.
One of my favorite new hobbies is pyrography, aka wood burning. Check out my Pyrography Pinterest Board to get some ideas. One pin in particular inspired me to try pyrography on wooden spoons. This is what Smart Jr and I ended up with. She drew the bubble and chevron patterns. I drew the rest. I am no artist, I know! These spoons are for my mom. Even when you’re 36-years-old, your mom still has to like your artwork. I hope.
- Wood burning tool – Mine was $17.99 at Lowe’s
- Piece of tile or other safe surface to work on
- Wooden objects – I used a pack of 5 bamboo spoons ($4.96) and a bamboo cutting board ($6.96) from Walmart
- Pencil to mark out your design (optional)
First we drew out the designs, 3 spoons for me, 2 for Smart Jr. And I put dots around the hole in the cutting board.Then it was time to carve the designs into the wood. I started with the slanted tip that came on the burning tool. I probably should have practiced on scrap wood first, but I jumped right in and did the crisscross spatula. You can tell it’s my first time burning anything, but I think it got better after that. Smart Jr was afraid to try it, so I burned her designs in too.
Update: Mom was surprised and she loved the set!