DIY Wood Burned Bark Valentines

Valentine DIY

I love using sheets of bark to make all kinds of things, and when I got a new wood burnishing tool, I wanted to make some tree carving-inspired Valentine “cards”. Valentine’s Day seems to whizz by, and I liked that this little DIY felt more long-lasting. Maybe your true love with hang it by his desk at our brand design office. Just a idea…



Valentine DIY

Valentine DIY
To Make:
Play with ideas of what to write/burn onto your bark using your computer. For mine, I wrote out “you’re my anchor” and found a copyright free image of an anchor online. I resized everything and printed it out.
Cut a piece of bark (my largest are 4″ x6″) and tape your printed image onto the bark. Slip a piece of transfer or tracing paper under the image(s) and trace over everything with a pencil. Remove the papers.
Using the wood burning tool and the pointiest tip, rewrite everything on the bark (so fun and addictive, smells like a campfire too!). I also burned holes at the top to hang the piece from.
Make pompoms to hang from the sides, and use yarn, torn strips of fabric, or ribbon to hang the piece of bark with.
Valentine DIY
Valentine DIY

  • Betz

    January 28, 2013 at 5:47 am

    I love working with bark! I harvested a bunch of bark from fallen birches up in NH on vacation. Very messy but so cool. It’s extremely drying to your hands so I recommend wearing some type of gloves.
    Great idea with the wood burning. I used the “wrong side” to write on with a sharpie. They make great postcards too! 🙂

  • Molly Irwin

    January 28, 2013 at 6:11 am

    YOU (and this project) are the bees knees, Blair. Might have to use that anchor line.

  • blair/wisecraft

    January 28, 2013 at 6:20 am

    Thank you Betz! I'm addicted to the wood burning tool and the bark. I need to find a downed tree here for a bigger supply!

  • tammie

    January 28, 2013 at 7:12 am

    ack! love this blair! wood burnishing tool has been on my wishlist for a long time. this is pushing me over the edge!

  • erin

    January 28, 2013 at 7:27 am

    so fun, blair!

  • blair/wisecraft

    January 28, 2013 at 7:33 am

    It's addictive Tammie, so so fun!

  • emily

    January 28, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    oh my, so so clever!

  • mo

    January 28, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    I Looooove these!! Valentines day is my favorite! What a beautiful idea- I am going to make these for my three favorite valentines! Thanks for sharing!

  • Eren Hays

    February 8, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Love this idea Blair…so fun!

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