Brighten Up Any Wall With a Pinwheel Clock

A few years ago we remodeled our house and in addition to another bedroom we added on a craft room. Over time this little room has become a creative haven for the entire family; the walls are filled with our crafty makings … Continue reading

Boho Chic Wooden Purse With Basswood Panels

Basswood Panel Purse

I’ve always had a thing for unusual purses and I can’t tell you how long I’ve wanted to make a wooden one. Not one with wooden handles, but one with actual wooden elements to it. Well, the wait is over, … Continue reading

Vintage Inspired Wood Ornaments

My favorite gifts to give are always handmade, but especially ornaments. I used vintage 1950s glass ornaments as inspiration for my wood ornaments. Walnut Hollow has several thin plaques that are great for lightweight oversized ornaments. I used several Marrakesh Thin … Continue reading

Rustic Wood Burned Planter Tablescape

  Holidays where family gathers for large meals, are great for festive tablescapes. This woodburned centerpiece combines two Rustic Wood Ledges with a Small and an Extra Large Basswood Country Plank. It can hold candles, flowers, sauces, hors d’oeuvres, wine, … Continue reading

Wood Burned Tea Box Handmade Gift

Walnut Hollow Tutorial wood burned tea box

Yes it’s only mid-October but it’s time to start thinking about handmade gifts. I have a great gift idea for the tea lover on your list: a wood burned tea box. I’m a tea lover myself, and I’d love to … Continue reading

Rustic wood fall centerpiece with wood burned quote

Fall is here and all the beautiful colors are creating great inspiration for decorating! I decided to try wood burning a quote into a beautiful piece of rustic wood to make a centerpiece for all my fall events. Here is … Continue reading

DIY Geometric Woodburned Basswood Round Trivet

The Autumn and Winter holidays are quickly approaching, full of large festive parties and lots of guests. If you’re in need of custom tableware for a gift or your own home, this tutorial will help you. Trivets are used under … Continue reading

How to make wood burned ombre alphabet art

I am in love with the ombre effect, especially in art. Wood burning is an easy way to make an ombre effect. For this art project I chose one of my favorite art themes, letters, to use the ombre wood burning technique on. All that is needed is the point tip on the wood burning tool and you too can make an ombre effect on any wood surface.


Materials and Tools

1.5″ Wooden Letters A-Z and &

Basswood Canvas – 12″ x 12″

Creative Versa Tool


Thin strip of wood



I arranged the letters on the Basswood canvas and included an ampersand.


Once I had them arranged I glued them down using a scrap of wood as a guide in between rows.


Then all that was left to do was make lots and lots of dots with the wood burning tool. The row of letters on top were almost completely filled with dots and then they were spread out a bit more for each row until the bottom row was loosely dotted. This image shows the letters about 1/2 filled in from the final. The process was a bit like needle felting.

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Thanks for taking time to check out this wood burning tutorial and if you’d like to see more of my crafting with a re-purpose and adult coloring pages pop on over to my blog Sweater Surgery.

Stefanie Girard with scissors

Stefanie Girard is a crafter with a re-purpose. She has been cutting stuff up since she was old enough to hold a pair of scissors in her tiny hands. She earned her degree in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute and move to Los Angeles to work in the entertainment industry first as a Set Decorator and Prop Master then onto TV Producer specializing in How-To TV shows for HGTV and the DIY Networks. After writing 5 craft books for the Quarto Publishing Group she now spreads the crafty word online through book reviews and original projects with a focus on recycled elements.