Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Father's Day Etched Grill Set

3 Cheers for all Super Hero Dads!  

I feel like I was given super natural skills to bring this to you ahead of schedule.  The Super hero, "Dad,"  in our house has super hero skills that he shares with us while at the grill.  I've heard rumours of many other such super heroes in our midst, too; which is why I'm so happy to share this project for the super hero in your life! Make Etched Gill Set this year for Father's Day.  

Everyone in the family collaborated and made a piece to add to the set which made such a great mix. Since each one of us created our piece using the etching on wood, the eclectic mix worked perfectly together. We tried out a super fun new technique that doesn't involved paint. Just click below to learn how to make these, too...

To make these we used a wood etching or wood burning kit. I remember that my brother had one as a kid and realised that it could be a great way to captured the imagination of our active boys, too!  It did. In fact, we all had a lot of fun creating. We embellished multiple cutting boards and grill utensils just for "Dad" and started by practicing on an old board to get the hang of the tool but, moved on to our ideas quickly.
Are you ready to get started, too?

Wood etching kit, * soft pencil, eraser, wood cutting board and grill utensils

* These are available at craft stores. In Sweden, we founds ours at, Clas Olsson, a hardware store in Sweden. If grill utensils are varnished, sand the varnish off with light sand paper before etching.

If you would like to use a template to make the larger Super Dad Art, click here for template)

To make:
- Using a pencil, lightly draw your pattern on the wood surface. (Dad "burst" template here." To use the template, use a soft pencil to cover the back of the printed template, plate this side with pencil directly on to the wood surface and firmly trace the line of the drawing in other to transfer the pattern to the wood surface.)
- Once the pattern has been drawn, trace the lines with the etching tool. 
- Once complete, it's ready for giving!

I feel like I'm counting days until we get to give these to "Super Dad!" I'm so happy to share this idea with you, too. In addition to Father's Day, these can make great Summer Hostess Gifts, Teacher Gifts or Summer Camp Projects. I'd love to see what you do with this tutorial. 

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  1. Super cute and thoughtful. Their dad will love.

    1. Thank you, Lulu! I'm really looking forward to giving him this! (Snd enjoying its rewards)

  2. Great project! Wood burning is so much fun! I'll be sharing it on The Crafty Crow soon :)

    1. Thank you so much, Cassi! We had so much fun making these! I can't wait.


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