15 Minute DIY Gift Idea: Wood Burned Wooden Utensils
This article, DIY Wood Burned Wooden Utensils, is sponsored by Bernzomatic. All opinions are 100% my own.
Quick and Easy DIY Gift
These wood burned utensils might be my favorite DIY gift. They are so quick and easy to make and they look like you spent a ton of time on them. You can give them as gifts for:
- Hostess Gift
- House Warming Gift
- Mother’s Day Gift
- Stocking Stuffers
- To anyone who loves to cook!
OK, so maybe they don’t have to love to cook. Maybe they just like to display pretty things in their kitchen like I do.
Wood Burning with a Soldering Iron
Time: 15 Minutes
- Bernzomatic ST500
- Bernzomatic Butane
- Wooden Utensils
First, fill it with butane by holding the butane can upside down and pressing down into the bottom of the soldering iron. You will know it is filled when a little spray of butane comes out. The ST500 works like a lighter. Once it is ignited you will see the orange and red of the flame through the holes. Turn it to continuous mode and allow it to heat for a few minutes.
Next, hold the soldering iron like you are holding a pencil. Be careful not to cover the holes with your fingers. It gets hot.
Lastly, start drawing your designs. You can keep it simple like these and draw dots and lines. A quick tap of the soldering iron will create a small dot, while a dot made using pressure will make a larger dot. Play around with the size you like.
If you would like, you can draw words with a soldering gun like, “stir”, “mix”, “scoop”. To help, write the word with a pencil first and then trace.
Here is a quick video tutorial.
Tips When Using a Soldering Iron
- Keep a damp sponge next to you to keep the tip clean. Gently wipe away any burn marks as you go with small quick strokes.
- Keep the soldering iron in a stand when not in use. I like to use the rim of a plate.
- Turn off the soldering iron when not in use.
- After filling a soldering iron with butane, wipe away any excess that may have splattered out.
- Never touch the metal tip.
Like using a soldering iron? Here’s another fun project for how to make pressed flower glass pendants.
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