Wednesday, March 13, 2013

My Latest Obsession: Burn Tool

Waiting for this baby has made me a little stir crazy. I have a ton of crafts and projects that I want to tackle, but no energy (and lack of movement due to my ever growing belly) to do them. Finally I got my hands on one of these burning tools and it has been wonderful! I have gotten to do a couple signs and projects that I've been meaning to get to. 

This is what I used and I love it. It has several different attachments to create different looks and perform different tasks. It heats up quickly and has a great grip to make writing easy and comfortable. 

My husband and I found this awesome piece of drift wood several years ago at our favorite spot on the James River. It was our favorite hangout spot while we were dating and our kids have grown to love it now, too. I love finding pieces with such character that actually mean something to us. So I decided to use it as a sign for out front of our house! And with the burning tool, it turned out just like I'd hoped :)

{The finished product}

Now, I just have to find the perfect place to hang it out front!


I had a ton of wooden slabs that I used to decorate at my college graduation party. I use several of them around our home in different ways: a place to put bowls on, arranging vases and/or candles on, hot plates, etc.  With this tool, I transformed some of the slabs into beautiful, simple signs that can be hung on the wall or set on a shelf. 

The burning technique offers a different look than what painting the word on there would. It adds depth and a beautiful color. The imperfections of the wood match perfectly with the imperfections of using this tool--(I'm still getting used to it, so there are probably more imperfections than need be, but I do love it!) 

You can use this tool on wood, leather, fabric, almost anything! It is now a must have for my craft room!!


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