How to Make a Pyrography Home Plaque

Pyrography is an excellent craft to learn, and one that is trending this year! Follow the below tutorial to find out how easy it is to transfer a design onto a piece of wood using a tracing paper and a pyrography tool.

You Will Need

Wooden Plaque »

Pyrography Tool »

Embossing tool (fine nib) »

Design software enabling you to reverse your chosen design to print

Craft EssentialsHow to Make

Step 1

Measure the plaque. When you create a design allow 5mm around the edge to ensure it fits. The fonts shown are Autumn in November and Times New Roman, you can find free fonts available with a quick internet search. Once you have created your design, 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, your ready for the next step.


Step 2

Cut off the excess tracing paper and place the ink side down onto the plaque and tape into place.


Step 3

Using the embossing tool, gently rub over the image to transfer the ink onto the plaque. Peel back the paper and check the pressure you have applied is enough.

Top Tip! Only rub where the ink is printed to prevent indentation elsewhere on the plaque.

 – If you need to fill in any gaps with a pencil


Step 4

Allow the pyrography tool to heat up for approximately five to ten minutes. Use a fine ended tip, you can build up thickness if you need to later.

Top Tip! You can use a sharp scalpel to gently scratch away mistakes or scorch marks.

– 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.

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