You do not need to have previous experience to do wood burning. You can learn to create your own unique masterpieces, within the shortest time there is. With practice, anyone can become a great artist in Pyrography. Woodburning is a great art you can engage yourself in. Below is a short summary on how wood burning is done. Go just go through each one of them to get more insight.

According to Instructables, it is easier to make all my sizing and patterns in PowerPoint. You are provided with all the fonts in PowerPoint, the only thing you have to do is choose the one that suits you best.

Choose your Pattern

For my burning example I decided to burn the Wolfpack’s logo into a birch coaster. You can find these birch slices in crafts stores but you can also find all different wood in all different shapes and sizes on Etsy. Good to support the small businesses!
With smaller projects like this you take your paper with multiple sizes of the same logo or letter and hold it and the coaster up to the light until you find the right size for your project.

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Googling pictures can be another alternative. It is good to try multiple sizes until you find what works out for you.

An article published on art of Manliness suggests that it is very important for you to get familiar with the before working on any project.

Get Familiar with the Tool

A woodburning pen is a very simple tool. It’s a pen-like device with a metal end through which heat is transferred to a removable tip. All but the cheapest models are variable temperature tools. With any kit, you’ll get 4-7 different tips for various methods of burning: straight lines, rounded lines, shading, etc. You’ll also get a metal safety stand for the pen so it’s never just sitting on a table or workbench.

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Test out drawings with various tips the same way you would with a pen. It is that simple. But remember to let the tool to cool down before changing the tip.

Pyrography World advises that you learn sanding. As a wood burner, sandpaper will have to be your ultimate friend. It is necessary to sand your wood before you begin transferring your design.


If you choose to do it after your burning is done the sanding will remove some of the finer details of your work. This can also be a good thing because if you make a small light mistake with your pen or wood burning tool just give the area a light sanding. The sandpaper is now your eraser, don’t be afraid to use it! In most cases we recommend using a sanding block to ensure all areas are sanded evenly.

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Pyrography World further states that there is no fun working out with a rough wood. As a wood burner, you would like your final product to be smooth to the touch.


If you want to become a better wood burner, keep practicing. At least, the guide above is a good starting point to walk you through the first steps of becoming a good wood burner.