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Now that my shed to office conversion is finally done, I have finally started to decorate it! It is by far my favorite part of building my dream office. Last week I shared how to make some very easy hexagon shelves, which were inspired by my office theme…bees. My all-time favorite color is yellow, and we plan on getting bees next year, so it seemed only appropriate! I am still working on wall decor, and this DIY Wood Burning technique has been my all-time favorite project so far.
DIY Wood Burning with a Cricut or Cameo!
I used scrap wood leftover from building my desktop, so the overall cost of this project was under $12, which was around the cost of the pen I used. If you take into account that I can do at least 10 good sized projects with this pen, the cost is significantly reduced.
I used my Silhouette Cameo to create a stencil out of vinyl and filled the design in with a special wood-burning marker I picked up on Amazon. It is called a Scorch Pen, and it is a pretty neat pen to have in your arsenal of craft supplies.
The project itself takes less than an hour to make (depending on how much vinyl weeding that is needed).
If you have the skills to draw freehand, you can do that as well. I do not have that particular set of skills, so I like to use stencils.
Once you have your stencil laid down and colored in, you will want to remove the vinyl before moving onto the next step.
After your stencil is removed (if you are using one), it is time for the magic! Using a heat gun on low, start heating your design. I held mine about 2-3 inches away from the board and kept it in constant motion. The more you heat your design, the darker it will become.