How to Make Pyrography Wooden Spoons
Have a loved one that loves their kitchen more than anywhere else in the house? Why not make them something personalised that will make them smile every day, with these fun pyrography wooden spoons. One you’ve got the knack of it, you’ll be decorating every wooden object in the house!
Tutorial by Rachel Richardson.
1. Measure the head of spoon. When you create a design allow 8mm around the edge to ensure it fits. The font shown is Channel, you can find free fonts available with a quick internet search. Once created, in the settings of your design software flip the image horizontally and print onto tracing paper.
Top Tip!…Check your design is flipped correctly by placing a mirror to the left or right of your design. If you can read it, you’re ready for the next step.
2. Place the ink side of the tracing paper face down onto the spoon and tape into place.
3. Using the embossing tool, rub over the image gently to transfer the ink onto the spoon. Peel back the paper and check the pressure you have applied is enough.
Top Tip!….If you need to, fill in any gaps with a pencil.
4. While allowing the pyrography tool to heat up for approximately five minutes, rub the text onto the remaining spoons.
5. Use a fine tip to begin with, you can build up thickness if you need to later. For a sweet little detail burn a heart into the end of the spoon.
Top Tip!…As you burn you will notice some build up on the tip, rub the tip onto the back of an old tea strainer to remove it. You can use a sharp scalpel to gently scratch away mistakes or scorch marks.