I am loving the wood burned wood slice ornaments I am seeing all over the web these days. I've never tried wood burning and I don't have any of the tools. So, I decided to see if my ink pens would work on wood slices. I grabbed a standard fine point sharpie marker and just started doodling on a wood slice I had. I really like how these Christmas ornaments turned out. They each took me maybe 10 minutes from start to finish, which makes this DIY holiday project perfect to share for this week's Craft Lightning Holiday Edition.
I didn't have a plan of what I was going to draw, so I didn't lay anything out ahead of time. If you are really particular with out precise your lettering is, I suggest laying out the words and then transferring them to the wood. This will add a little extra time to your project time, but do what makes you most comfortable so you love how your own ornaments turn out!
DIY Pen and Ink Wood Slice Ornaments
Materials you need:
- Wood slices
- Standard fine point Sharpie marker
- Small eye screw
- Twine or ribbon
- Sealer – optional
To make these wood slice ornaments
- Grab your pen.
- Draw on the wood.
- Insert the eye screw at the top of the ornament.
- Tie a piece of twine to the eye screw.
Seal: If you'd like to seal the ornaments to protect the art, I recommend using a spray. Apply a thin coat of spray sealer, allow to dry and then apply a second coat. If you try a brush on sealer, you might find the ink bleeds or smears slightly.
Something to note, I can see the ink bled a little bit into the wood. Depending on the type of wood you have, the ink might bleed more or less. If you want to prevent the bleeding, coat the wood with a light layer of Mod Podge and allow to dry thoroughly. Make sure to use the Matte Mod Podge so the shine of the coating doesn't distract from your pretty pen and ink art.
Keep Reading and download the free printable art files to make these DIY wood slice ornaments without having to draw the art yourself!
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