Wood burned utensils

I recently purchased a wood burning tool and have been pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to use.  Basically, you hold it like a pen and just draw on a wood surface!  I practiced several times on scrap pieces of wood before making my own items to use.  Here’s a fun idea that would make a cute gift:  customized wood utensils!

Personalized Wood Spoons

Project estimate:

  • Wood Utensils, $1
  • Wood Burning Tool, on hand or about $10
  • Stamps and ink (optional), on hand

Total:  $1 and up

Wood Burning Tutorial Supplies

To make your own personalized wood utensils:

Step one:  Choose a wood utensil with a wide handle.  I found this bamboo pair at Dollar Tree.  Plan your design.  I’m not much of an artist, so I prefer to stamp an image or word using a light colored stamp pad.  Then I can just trace it!

Woodburning Tutorial Part 1

Step two:  Screw the desired tip on to the wood burning tool and plug it in.  When the tip is hot, hold the tool like a pen and trace over the letters.

Woodburning tutorial Part 2

If you’re familiar with my work, then you know I have a silly streak.  My husband helped me come up with these sayings, and I laugh every time I use these utensils.  A little humor makes dish washing more fun!

DIY Wood Burned Spoons