Wood Burning Palm Trees On A Jewelry Rack

Wood burning is a crafty way to decorate any piece of plain wood. This jewelry rack decoration idea was inspired by my exasperation over rummaging through jewelry boxes to retrieve all of my necklaces, so I wanted a simple and aesthetically pleasing way to store my baubles. First, I drew the palm trees on the coat rack, which has a Hawaiian theme. However, this jewelry rack could also have a California theme since this is also a state with many palms. I adore everything about Polynesia and the South Pacific, so the Hawaiian palm tree jewelry rack will match well with the d├ęcor in my room. Rather than use the pyrography patterns that come with a wood burning kit I prefer to draw my own directly on the wood. One thing about wood burning is that the smoldering wood can be very smelly, so use proper ventilation when using the wood burning stylus. Look at the photos below to see how I created the palm tree inspired jewelry rack.

I created this free pyrography pattern by first drawing the palm trees on the jewelry rack.  Here I am beginning to smolder the image of the palm trees into the wood.
I created this free pyrography pattern by first drawing the palm trees on the jewelry rack. Here I am beginning to smolder the image of the palm trees into the wood.
Here is what jewelry rack looks like from a distance.  Pyrography art is not for everyone as the wood burning stylus is very hot, and you have to be very careful when using it.
Here is what jewelry rack looks like from a distance. Pyrography art is not for everyone as the wood burning stylus is very hot, and you have to be very careful when using it.
The line movements used to wood burn on this first tree create a sticker like effect.  This tree almost looks like a sticker I placed directly on the wood.  Waynet pointed that out to me when he commented on my YouTube video.
The line movements used to wood burn on this first tree create a sticker like effect. This tree almost looks like a sticker I placed directly on the wood. Waynet pointed that out to me when he commented on my YouTube video.
This is where I begin wood burning the top of the palm trees.
This is where I begin wood burning the top of the palm trees.

When wood burning I like to create three dimensional designs along the edges of the wood rather than just embellish the front of the piece.

Pyrography can wrap around the entire surface of a piece of wood, thus giving objects a three dimension effect.
Pyrography can wrap around the entire surface of a piece of wood, thus giving objects a three dimension effect.
This is another view of the top of the palm trees I am burning on to the coat rack.  When I am using pyrography I start at the top of the object I am "wood burning," and I move down towards the bottom.
This is another view of the top of the palm trees I am burning on to the coat rack. When I am using pyrography I start at the top of the object I am "wood burning," and I move down towards the bottom.
In this picture I have begin wood burning both the second and the third trees on the rack.  Sometimes when I get bored I move from one tree to the other, but I always work on the top portions of the trees first.  Work from top to bottom when using th
In this picture I have begin wood burning both the second and the third trees on the rack. Sometimes when I get bored I move from one tree to the other, but I always work on the top portions of the trees first. Work from top to bottom when using th
Here four of the five palm trees have been wood burned on the rack.
Here four of the five palm trees have been wood burned on the rack.
In this digital image I have burned the top of all five of the palm trees, but only the first three are completely finished.  See how I like to go back and forth when I am using the pyrographic stylus?  I do this because wood burning can be smelly, a
In this digital image I have burned the top of all five of the palm trees, but only the first three are completely finished. See how I like to go back and forth when I am using the pyrographic stylus? I do this because wood burning can be smelly, a
This picture shows how all of the palm trees are now burned on the coat rack, which will be used as a place to hang my necklaces.
This picture shows how all of the palm trees are now burned on the coat rack, which will be used as a place to hang my necklaces.
Here is what the coat rack looks like from the top.
Here is what the coat rack looks like from the top.
The middle section of the final wood burned jewelry rack.
The middle section of the final wood burned jewelry rack.
The wood burned palm trees on the left side of the jewelry rack.
The wood burned palm trees on the left side of the jewelry rack.
This is what the far right portion of the coat rack looks like close up.
This is what the far right portion of the coat rack looks like close up.
Here are the top of the palm trees on the top of the jewelry rack.  Notice how the wood burned palm trees wrap around the the jewelry rack, giving these a three dimensional effect.
Here are the top of the palm trees on the top of the jewelry rack. Notice how the wood burned palm trees wrap around the the jewelry rack, giving these a three dimensional effect.
This is what the coat rack looks like with the bottom portion facing up.  I love how I had the palm trees wrap around the entire visible surface of the coat rack, which just makes these tropical plants look so much more realistic.
This is what the coat rack looks like with the bottom portion facing up. I love how I had the palm trees wrap around the entire visible surface of the coat rack, which just makes these tropical plants look so much more realistic.

Watch the video above to see what the completed coat rack with pyrographic palm trees look like. I love making YouTube videos about my crafting projects, so feel free to check out my channel for more how-to crafty ideas. There are many videos on YouTube that can give you inspiration for creating wood burning projects.

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lovelypaper 6 years ago from Virginia

Very nice. I'm a woodburner myself and can appreciate this fine work.


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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

WOW beautiful work and the burning creates a wonderful character. Thanks for sharing:) OH and your new profile picture is stunning, you look great, good to see you doing so well! Peace :)


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SweetiePie 6 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

lovelypaper,

Pyrography is a fun pass time, so I am glad to meet others who like it :).

katiem,

Thanks for the nice comment on my profile picture. I am glad you like wood burning also.


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

Thank you for an interesting hub and showing your beautiful products.


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entertianmentplus 6 years ago from United States

Very nice hub.


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Paradise7 6 years ago from Upstate New York

You do a beautiful job. Maybe someday it'll be more than a hobby.


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Granny's House 6 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

Great hub. I am not that crafty but you do a good job. Thank you for sharing.


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John Cain 6 years ago from Dayton, Texas

That looks neat. Thanks for sharing it.;


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SweetiePie 6 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Thanks for the nice comments everyone!


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

This is very beautiful hub and informative. I really enjoy all the information you gave to us. good work!


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SweetiePie 6 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Prasetio30,

Thank you for reading my pyrography tutorial.

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