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DIY Wood Burned Quote Plaque

Posted by Meghan Quinones

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I love creating. I do.

Creating is quite possibly my favorite pastime of all time! I recently came across the quote "Do something creative every day". I fell in love with this quote, because I am fortunate enough to truly be "creative" every single day. Just think how colorful and interesting our world be if everyone followed this simple daily reminder!

When I saw we were going to be featuring a wood burner and wooden plaques, a light bulb went off in my head. I knew the wood plaque would be a great way to bring my quote to life. I have not used a wood burner in years, so I was little nervous trying it out again. This was so much easier than I had remembered! It could be because I was using my mom's wood burner from the seventies and the fact that I was about 10 years old! Either way, the Walnut Hollow Wood Burner was super easy to use. I have to admit, I had a lot of fun doing this little wood burning project!

Now it's your turn to get creative with the Walnut Hollow Wood Burner! Get the wood burner and your favorite wood plaque on sale now at www.blitsy.com!

What's your favorite quote? Let us know in the comments below!

Here's what you'll need:

- Walnut Hollow Wood Burner
- Walnut Hollow Shadow Panel Basswood Oval
- Chipboard Stickers (I used two different fonts)
- Pencil
- Ruler

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Let's get crafty!

Step 1: Add your stickers to your wood plaque. Leave 3 inches at the top and 3 and 1/2 inches at the bottom. I did a Google search for an image of a cartoon glue gun.

Step 2: Trace around all of your letters and glue gun with a pencil.

Step 3: Use the fine tip end of your wood burner to trace around all of your letters and glue gun. Make sure you hold your burner lightly while you run it over all of your lines.

Step 4: Use your rounded tip to fill in your letters. When you get to "Creative", use the end of your burner to make dots. I lightly rubbed my burner over the inside of my glue gun. I filled in the other part of my glue gun with my burner. I also added a cord to the bottom of my glue gun.

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Step 5: Take the angled tip end and make straight marks all around the beveled edge of your plaque.

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Step 6: Draw a heart at the top of your plaque with your pencil. Draw small dashes on both sides of your heart. Outline and fill in your heart with your fine tip end. Then go over your dashes. You are finished!

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