DIY {Round Tray – woodburning}

Here’s a quick tutorial on creating a custom wood tray using a wood burning technique…I first saw this idea on Design*Sponge
Step 1: Find your unfinished wood tray. Mine is from IKEA, but they have all kinds of shapes and sizes as craft stores (Hobby Lobby, Micheals)

Step 2: Draw on your design. I decided on my design one evening when I noticed shadows on my try from a nearby flower. I just traced the shadows. You could free hand yours or trace something.

Step 3. Begin burning the design. Since my design wasn’t too exact I started by just burning large areas without detail.1009roundtray-1

My son was enamored by the process….1009roundtray-21

You might have some burnt flecs…1009roundtray-31

I used the wide end of the tool first then went back with a fine tip to burn out more detail. You can also seal with a clearcoat if you’d like.


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  • Laura - I found you for DesignSpongeOnline and love your site. I also love this tray!

  • amy meyer - Hey Ashley-

    Just came across you and I Love your stuff. Where did you find the Love Beverages bottle?


  • Abigail Smith - This is lovely! You’re absolutely amazing with being a wife, mom, photographer and creative person!

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  • Bethany - Beautiful! I love this!

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