Craft Idea: Woodburning Palm Trees On A Jewelry Rack
Do you want to have a stylish jewelry rack? I love all things Hawaiian, and the palm tree is the quintessential symbol of the islands that I adore. Much of my artwork celebrates the beaches and the sunsets found in Hawaii and Polynesia, so I decided to decorate my jewelry rack by woodburning palm trees on it. Actually, this wood hanger is a coat rack that I use as a place to store my necklaces and other jewelry, which just goes to show fixtures can often have more than one purpose. I purchased this affordable wooden rack at my local crafting store, which is a budget friendly place for finding wood fixtures to design with pyrography. Honestly, I spent six months working on this project off and on, which just goes to show crafting projects can be done at your leisure. Are you busy with work and pinched for time? Do not worry about finishing these projects right away because you can always come back to these when you have free time later. The beauty of working on a crafting project over time, such as woodburning, is that you will have a beautiful piece of décor for your home once you are finished. If you live on a tight budget and have more time than money to plan on making a gift for a family member or friend, you could start working on woodburning designs on a picture frame or a coat rack months in advance.
The Decorated Coat Rack Thus Far
Step One: Draw On The Palm Trees
First I began by drawing on the palm trees. This took a little bit of time as I had to positioned my hand awkwardly so I could sketch the palms wrapping around the coat rack, which is going to be a hanger for my jewelry.
Step Two: Woodburn The Top of The Rack FirstClick thumbnail to view full-size
For some reason when it comes to woodburning I love to make the images wrap around the object, which gives it a three dimension effect. I did that with the frame I wood burned birds on, which you can see in the slide show above.
Step Three: Continue Woodburning The Trees
Here I continue to wood burn each tree from top to bottom. Watch the videos to see how wood burning looks, and stay tuned for the next part of this tutorial.
In this stage of the woodburning I have sketched out the palm trees I would like to etch into the wood.
Here I am beginning to burn the trees into the wood itself.