Here’s a craft tutorial that shares how to use a woodburning pen to draw a heart with a Celtic knot onto a wooden box or another piece of wood large enough to fit the original design.
This heart with a Celtic knot is an easy and fun craft to make for a loved one for Valentine’s Day, an anniversary, or any other special occasion. And is especially appropriate for the five-year wedding anniversary which is traditionally made of wood.
This design does not have to be on a box. I have provided a free printable pattern that you are welcome to burn onto any piece of wood.
The colors you choose to use are also up to you. If you have a nice piece of wood it can be lovely to leave the wood showing as one of the color options. If not pick two complementary colors that you like. I used metallic gold and red paint–but have also done it in denim blue with a red heart which was equally beautiful.
How to Woodburn a Heart with Celtic Knot into Wood
Woodburning Craft Supplies
- Wood Hinged Memory Box (or another wooden item large enough for our original Celtic heart design)
- Fine Sanding Sponge
- Painter’s Tape
- Graphite Paper
- Woodburning Pen
- Paintbrush Set
- Red Acrylic Paint
- Gold Acrylic Paint
- Mod Podge
Heart with Celtic Knot Step-By-Step Woodburn Tutorial Instructions
1. Lightly sand wood.
2. Print out the free heart with a Celtic knot printable Celtic heart knot.
3. Cut out the Celtic heart knot design making sure to leave 1/2 to 1 inch of paper around the design.
4. Tape a piece of graphite paper to the wood that is about the same size as your printable cutout.
5. Tape the design to the wood on top of the graphite paper. Use a ruler to center it.
6. Trace the outline of the design onto the wood using a pencil. Press hard enough to cause the graphite to transfer to the wood. Make sure to trace each part of the pattern. [Tip: Use a colored pencil so you can see where you have traced.]
7. Make sure that the entire design has transferred to the wood before you remove the graphite paper.
8. Burn the pattern into the wood by tracing the design with a wood burner. [Practice first if you’ve never used one. They are easy to get the hang of in a short amount of time. It’s best to practice on the same type of wood that you will be using.]
9. Lightly sand the wood again.
10. Paint it the color(s) of choice. You can re-burn the pattern if you make any minor mistakes.
11. Apply a coat of Mod Podge using a foam brush to seal and protect.
12. Give with love or keep and enjoy for yourself!