Monday, April 25, 2011

DIY Birch Wood Centerpieces

I'm so thrilled to be able to show yall one of my many wedding crafts that I tackled
Everyone remembers that I'm doing a rustic lodge theme right? Well if not, you can take a
 look at it HERE.
This week I had a craft night at my friends Kecia's house, so much fun, loved being able to use my
wood burning tool!
Take a look at what we made.

My Inspiration

My Birch Wood Centerpieces

Here is how I made them

First I heated up my wood burner.

Then I cut out a heart shaped template & traced a heart outline onto the wood.

Take your knife and carve over what you just outlined.

This makes the wood burning step so much easier to do.
I highly recommend you carving a outline.

{what it looks like carved}

Next- take your wood burner and gently glide over your carved area.

Pretty neat huh? These were so quick & simple to make.
I thought they turned out perfect!

Stay tuned for more of my DIY wedding crafts!

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  1. I really like that. I like that it's natural, I like seeing people make creations out of wood. this is something you can use for home decor as well. I hope your wedding goes exactly how you plan it! I know everything will look great.

    Kasha Designs

  2. That is really awesome! Great job. :)

  3. This is a very beautiful center piece! And so simple to make. Now I know there is a thing called wood burner, interesting...Thanks for sharing! Thanks also for your lovely comments on my blog!


  4. Those turned out fabulous!!! Love the rustic-ness they'll add to your tables!!! :)

  5. Wow...these centerpieces turned out so great, even BETTER than your "inspiration!". Adore the concept of a "rustic theme!"

    Yeah for fun tools (like a wood burner) and for having cool project for which to use them :)

    xx Cat brideblu

  6. Andrea-wow! simply amazing :)

  7. Love how they turned out. I may have to fly you to Wisconsin next year in order to help me do something awesome like that for my wedding :)

    Oh, and here :)

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  9. AWESOME! I love love love how they turned out!

  10. Wow!!! I love it...
    I am new follower from the linking party ar Flamingo Toes.... Wouls love for you to visit my blog.

  11. Very cute! These turned out great!

  12. This is awesome!


  13. I love this! Mainly becasue hubby and my names start with T&A :) Very cute!

  14. This is such a cute project! Where did you get the wood? Thanks for linking up at Linky Party Sundays! I'd love to see what you're showing this week! :)

  15. Wow! This is beautiful. I can't wait to see more wedding details.
    P.s. Thanks for linking up to my wood challenge-good luck!

  16. Great tutorial! I love the rustic charm of birch, and these centerpieces look easy and elegant. Thanks for sharing your link on the DIY Weddings blog linky party!

  17. Hi! I'm curious where you got the wood. This is exactly what I want to do for my wedding, next June. I've considered picking up pieces during my weekend hikes, but I'm not sure if they'll be too moist or dirty.

    1. Christina I bought the wood for the centerpieces from the website i linked above-- but I did make my own coasters from random wood logs i found and i also made my cupcake stand! I hope this helps.. look under my wedding tab on the sidebar ! Andrea

  18. I love the colors in the flowers.


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