For a child, discovering a hidden egg is like finding a special treasure. Each spring I create wood burned Easter eggs to be brought out year after year to celebrate the arrival of spring and the Easter season. The following images show how I use a pyrography tool to decorate wood eggs with nature motifs.
The tools and materials you will need to get started.
Sandpaper, wood butter/wax, wooden eggs, pyrography pen, assorted wood burning tips, and pliers.
Wood burning, also referred to as pyrography, is the process of drawing a picture on a piece of wood with the hot brass tip of a pyrography pen. Handle your pen with care as it will get very hot quite fast. Always attach and detach tips with your pliers.
Use a fine grit sandpaper to sand and smooth the wood before burning in your image. I did these designs freehand but you could use graphite paper to transfer an image before using the pyrography tool to burn in the design.
After you have completed your wood burned designs you can add colour by applying a water-base wood stain. I have used wood butter to seal and protect my wooden eggs.