Happy Monday/December/Cyber Monday/end of Movember (thank goodness for that last one). I hope all my American friends enjoyed their long weekend! Now that we’re in December, I think it’s appropriate to crank up the holiday posts… agree? Good, I knew I could count on you! To kick off December, I’m sharing this rustic Holiday Lyric Wood Slice. I am so happy with how it turned out, even with my beginner wood-burning skills! I am thinking of making one that’s not holiday specific to use in our every day decor… I just need to decide what it should say!
This project is really, really straightforward. And the process photos weren’t helpful (at all) so I chose to exclude them. The video for this DIY really shows it all. And Shaw did an awesome job creating a new festive intro for the holiday videos! So without further to-do:
All you’ll need to make this project is a wood slice and a wood burner.
I know wood burners are scary because they have ‘burn’ in the name. But they’re really just a hot pen… if you can use a glue gun, I’m positive you can use it. I’m a super newbie at the wood burner, so there’s dips where I pressed too hard, but I hear practice/practice/practice is the only way to get better at these things. So basically, if I can do it- you can too! I used the round tip for the woodburner- I liked it best for this project because it glides over the wood without getting caught in the grooves or digging into the wood. I know you can get calligraphy tips, but I have a starter kit- I promised myself I’d learn how to use it before I went and invested in fancy tips!
As for the design, I drew mine out ahead of time to get a rough idea how I’d like it to look. You can print out my design and use it to trace if you like. Just use a pencil and press firmly over the letters and it will make a slight imprint into the wood that you can follow with the wood burner.
Pretty simple? I know! But the impact is great- I get more compliments on this wood slice (that’s it on my mantle^) than any other decor I have in my home right now. So that’s something :) What do you think? Would you put a different lyric on yours? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!