BFF Rustic Frame

By Chris Wallace for Walnut Hollow

My BFF and I meet when we were 10 years old. We’ve been fortunate enough to be friends for many, many years. It was fun to remember the things we’ve done while I was wood burning this frame – however, this is not us in the photo!

IMG_2382I used the Rustic Frame and this stencil – I don’t know what company made it because I don’t have the packaging anymore. Sorry.  I used a pencil to trace the words I wanted to use onto the frame. The wood is rough (remember it’s a Rustic Frame!) but it’s really easy to wood burn.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI used the Creative Woodburner® Value Pen for this project. After reading all instructions on the package, attach the Cone Point on the hot tool using pliers. Secure the tool stand to your work surface with tape. Place the Value Pen on the stand and plug into an electric outlet, flip the switch “ON” to heat for 4-5 minutes.


I used the Cone Point to outline all the words. For thicker words, remove the Cone Point with pliers and drop it into a ceramic dish or mug. Use the pliers to attach the Flow Point to fill in each letter. When you have completed all of the wood burning, flip the switch to “OFF” and let cool.

I used a Tombow® Xtreme adhesive tape runner to adhere the photo onto a heavy piece of cardstock or poster board.  Use Xtreme to adhere the prepared photo onto the back of the Frame.

This is a great gift for your BFF – make two and you can keep one for yourself!

Wood Burning on Spoons

By Chris Wallace for Walnut Hollow


I’ve seen some wood burned spoons on Pinterest and thought it would be fun to make them for Christmas gifts this year. There are so many ideas for wood burning on them and I thought it would be fun to personalize them for my friends who enjoy cooking.

IMG_1818First I needed to find some spoons! I found some on and ordered a couple different styles – some were a light wood and some were harder wood and darker. Either style was going to work well.

IMG_1822One idea I used was stamping on the spoon. I used a light blue ink and stamped the back of the spoon.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI used both the Creative Woodburner® Value Pen and the Creative Versa-Tool® to do the wood burning.



IMG_1828To wood burn the image I stamped onto the spoon, I used the Value Pen with the Cone Point attached. Then I used the Circle Hot Stamp from the Creative Versa-Tool to add the circles on the back and the front of the spoon.

26162 HotStamps TrilingualThe letter “S” was wood burned with the Alphabet Hot Stamps Set.

IMG_2128 It’s great for burning an initial or a word.

IMG_2129This was created with a “chicken” stamp that I have, but the stamp was too small for the spoon. I stamped the chicken image on a piece of paper and enlarged the stamp on a copier until it fit the spoon.


For this spoon, I used the Shading Point – it comes with both tools – and just burned a leaf design on the back of the spoon.


Here’s my favorite spoon. It’s small and there wasn’t enough room for the Alphabet Hot Stamps to be used on the handle, so I just penciled the words “Be Brave” and burned the message.



Spoons2Here are views of both sides of the spoons. You can see that anything goes! Zentangle inspired wood burning is also great idea for the spoons. Play around with the different Points that come with the tools and you’ll be able to come up with lots of fun ideas.

We made a video so you could actually see how some of these spoons were wood burned. Please view the video here:

I think my friends will like their spoons – and maybe they will think of me when they are cooking!