5 Wood Burning Ideas to Revive Your Home

Wood burning is a form of wood art that you can use to create beautiful wood designs on wood surfaces. It’s a great way to decorate your home and make it feel warm and inviting. In this blog post, we will give you five wood burning ideas for your fireplace mantel, wood tabletop, or even the side of a cabinet!

1: The Classic Heart

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This is one of the most popular wood burning designs. It’s simple, but it looks really elegant and can be used on a variety of wood surfaces. All you need to do is draw a heart on your wood surface with a pencil and then start wood burning the edges until it’s completely black.

This wood burning idea is perfect for the fireplace mantel, wood tabletop, or even the side of a cabinet. It’s also a simple design that we all know to draw, and you can easily personalize the design.

2: The Votive Candle Holder

This wood burning design looks great and adds warmth to any room because it reminds us of candles used in wintertime to heat houses. You can use this wood burning pattern on your wood surface by drawing several triangles that connect with each other until all four sides are burned black.

This will create an empty space which you can fill up with votive candle holders to lighten up your home during harsh winters. This votive candle holder idea would work nicely on the fireplace mantel and/or on a tabletop.

3: Leaves

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Leaves are another wood burning design that bring in the beauty of nature into your home. You can wood burn leaves on wood surfaces like a fireplace mantel or wood tabletop by drawing them with pencil first and then tracing over it with wood burning tool to blacken all sides.

This is perfect for fall decoration when you want to make sure you add warm colors inside your home! I like how in this example the leaf veins are burned into the wood. Now, this idea may not be the best for tabletops, but it would make for a fun, easily, and quick DIY gift.

4: Wood Grain Pattern

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This wood grain pattern looks great on any type of wooden furniture because it makes them look more antique than they actually are. The best part about this design that you don’t have to wood burn all four sides to make it look good. All you have to do is wood burn the bottom of your wood surface and then stop once you reach halfway through so that there are two different colors on each side. But really you can burn the wood a little at a time and stop when you achieve your desired look. Also, it’s better to burn a little at a time then to have taken the wood burning too far because it’s really hard, if not impossible to go back.

5: Wood Burned Initials

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This design will give an elegant touch to anything wooden because initials always show how much love someone has put into something they created with their own hands. To wood burn these letters onto your wood surfaces like candle holders or picture frames first draw them in pencil and then go over it until any gray color disappears from behind leaving only black lines which will create the wood burning effect. It’s a fun way to add a personal and simple touch to something that is made of wood.

Time to Burn! Wood That is!

We hope you enjoyed these wood burning ideas and will be able to use them to spice up your home! Pyrography is really a lot of fun. Once you get started, you’ll be amazed what all you can do! Happy wood burning!