Get organized this back to school season with a DIY wooden pencil box with wood burned design. I like to use a stencil to pencil in my design before I start my wood burning. This helps create a professional looking design, even if you’re not a wood burning pro yet!
- Darice Unfinished Wood Pencil Boxes (3)
- Leaf Stencil
- Darice Wood Burning Tool Set
- Darice Wood Glue
- Green Stamping ink
- Foam Embossing Tool
Step 1. Use wood glue to attach the three wood pencil boxes together. Glue two boxes together, being careful to make sure they are lined up correctly, one over the other. Let this set for a few minutes before adding the third box on top of the stack. Let the wood glue dry completely before continuing to the next step.
Step 2. Place the stencil of the leaf on the front of the wood boxes. Use a pencil to lightly trace the stencil design. Remove the stencil from the boxes.
Step 3. Attach the fine point tip to the wood burning tool by screwing it on tightly. Turn the wood burning tool on and let it warm up. Trace the penciled in outline that you drew in step two. Use the fine tip point of the wood burning tool to turn the pencil drawing into a wood burned design.
Step 4. Place the second part of the leaf stencil over the wood burned design. Pick up some green stamping ink with the foam applicator, and dab it over the stencil. Continue until the stenciled design is filled in with green color, then remove the stencil.
This DIY wooden pencil box looks great on my desk. I like that it is very light and natural looking. You could use any kind of stencil to create a completely different look on your own pencil boxes. Have fun crafting and creating with wood burning tools!
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Morena from MorenasCorner.com is the kind of girl who would rather have paint on her fingers than get a manicure. Morena’s passion is using thrifted and inexpensive finds to craft designer inspired creations, and she enjoys creating colorful, bold pieces of home decor. The Italian-American daughter of two DIYers, she and her husband strive to pass the tradition and value of handmade to their four children.