Patchwork Pineapple – Drawing with the Creative Versa-Tool®

Drawing with your wood burning tool is easier than you might think! You can use the adorable Walnut Hollow Pineapple Shape and the Creative Versa-Tool to make a fun patchwork pineapple. I incorporated some fun zentangle designs to fill the spaces and  I’d love to share some tips and techniques you can use to draw your own!

Patchwork Pineapple wood burning with the Creative Versa-Tool

Here’s what you’ll need to make your own Patchwork Pineapple:

Step one:

Use a ruler and a pencil to draw the crisscross lines on the pineapple.  I used the width of my ruler for the line spacing.

Step two:

Add the Universal Point to your Creative Versa-Tool and turn the tool on to it’s highest heat setting.  Trace the lines you’ve drawn on the pineapple.   If you need to erase a line on the wood, I find a good sand eraser works great.  The Universal Tip is perfect for straight lines, but I find it catches on the wood if I try to use it for curved lines.

Step three:

Fill in each of the sections you’ve created with designs.   Use the HotStamp tips to stamp hearts, arrows, stars and any other shapes you’d like to add.  Press straight down to stamp an image into the wood.

Using the flow point tip and pressing straight down will give you dots.  The flow point tip is also perfect for curved lines.

You can use the mini flow point tip to easily draw curved lines and add smaller details.

Unique tips like the Texture ‘n’ Tone tip can give you fun textured lines and shading.

Step four:

Dilute some paint for a watered down color wash and paint the patchwork pineapple to add some fun color to the design. I watered my paint down by about 4 parts water to 1 part paint. The watered down paint allows for the wood grain to show through and won’t settle into your wood burned lines.  That way, your wood burned art will still stand out!

Watch this fun video to see some of the techniques I used and subscribe to the Walnut Hollow YouTube Channel so you’ll never miss a video!

Do you love the pineapple craze? What designs would you fill your patchwork pineapple with?


After studying Culinary Arts in Portland Oregon, Kelli went back home to the sunny South West where she decided she wanted to do different kinds of Art. This busy mom of three spends all of her available free time creating in her Craft Shack “she shed” where she can be found burning wood, repurposing old stuff, crafting, and painting just about anything she can get her hands on.


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