I have been wanting a wood-burning kit for awhile; it's probably my inner girl scout or something. For some reason I always thought they were super expensive or something and then last week the Mr. and I were perusing the aisles of A.C. Moore and I saw that the start-up kit was all of $12.99 so with the 40% off coupon, it would be like $8. I snagged it right away. I came home and pondered and pondered and pondered some more. Oh what should I make? Well, I wanted a simple beginner project but the only wood I had was a set of bamboo spoons from Jo-Ann's.
They would do, right? Right. I wasn't sure what to put on them, so I turned to my trusty embroidery pattern books and came across several woodland pieces and if you follow me on Pinterest, then you might know that I have a slight obsession with woodland themes and creatures. I picked a couple of animals and sketched them out. I really wanted to do a deer on the slotted spoon but for some reason, I just couldn't get it to look right so I settled with a bunny instead.
If you can draw whatsoever (or even trace a picture) you can burn wood. The tool is pretty much a huge pen with a really hot tip. I dived in and had a little bit of trouble at first simply because I didn't take into account that the spoons were coated... bleh. After I overcame that, they were finished.
They aren't perfect, but they sure are adorable. I think they'll look precious when our kitchen remodel is underway/finished. They're whimsical and just plain old cute.
The hedgehog is definitely my favorite. You probably don't know this about me (or the Mr.) but way back when, we had obsessed about getting a baby hedgehog. If you're like "whattttt? That's so weird!" you need to go over to YouTube right now for cute hedgie videos or just Google it because you're gonna be all "Awwwww they are so cute!" in a matter of seconds. Unfortunately, they are illegal in Pennsylvania so after a year or so, we got our pretty little Aubergine instead. We're pretty sure that Aubrey and Quinn would join forces to eat one so no more hedgehog dreams for us.
Anywho, I cannot wait to use the woodburner again. It's pretty awesome. Have you used one before? What did you make?
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