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DIY Gift: Woodburned Tree Bark Server
I decided to start Woodburning as a fun little hobby 1. because I love getting crafty and 2. I wanted something to do that didn't involve a screen in front of my face, or reading. LOL. I mean lately I have been NEEDING a break from screens, my eyes have been hurting and I've been getting such bad headaches that might not be specifically related to screen exposure, but I'm sure it doesn't help!
Anyway woodburning is SO FUN, plus super easy and you can literally personalize anything and make it a nice gift - I want to brand everything now!!
But I started with branding a wood server that I found on Amazon for my neighbor's birthday. Yes, Sam probably could have walked outside and made me a wood plank but at least the one I found was only $10!
I want to make more! Anyone want a personalized wood server? Seriously!
Using the tool is pretty straightforward. You screw a stamp on, let it heat up 4-5 minutes and then press the stamp into the wood about 3-5 seconds. Turn off the woodburning pen after each letter, use a pair of needle nose pliers to unscrew the letter used and then screw in a new letter (with the pliers). And wallah! Eventually you'll have a word spelled out 🙂
For the cake I used a cupcake cake pan and pre-packaged funfetti cake mix!
Happy DIY Gifting!