DIY : Wooden Easter Eggs

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. 

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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.

Warm Regards, 
Deborah

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