Best Dad Ever Wood Plaques

Best Dad Ever Wood Plaques

Crafting Time:
  • 1-2 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Stefanie Knaus

Additional Information



  • Versa-Tool® wood burning kit by Walnut Hollow®
  • Food-safe cedar planks for grilling (or) other wood plaques
  • Pencil
  • Tape
  • Design printout of choice


  1. The Versa-Tool® by Walnut Hollow® comes with a variety of tips for creating designs. It also has adjustable temperatures so that it can be used with different materials and also burn designs in various shades.
  2. Use a pencil to sketch a design on a wood blank or print out design and proceed to the steps below for transferring.
  3. Flip printed design over to the wrong side. Scribble pencil over the entire back of the design to be transferred.
  4. Tape the design, right side up, onto the wood plaque. Position in desired location.
  5. Use a pencil or ball point pen to trace around every line on the image. This will transfer the scribbled lead onto the wood and transfer the design.
  6. Ensure the entire design has been transferred and then remove the paper.
  7. Screw the desired tip into the top of the tool, plug it in, and turn it on to a medium setting.The tool heats very quickly.
  8. Work slowly and carefully to trace over the design, burning it into the plank. SAFETY TIP: Use needle nose pliers to remove and replace tips as you change them out. Place hot tips into a glass bowl while cooling.