Burnt Wood Floral Arrangement
This Burnt Wood Floral Arrangement makes a beautiful wall decoration. By torch brings out the grain of the wood and allows this craft to stand out from any other. I love the dark rich color the burnt wood brings to the deep red flowers in the handcrafted vintage bag. This beautiful burnt wood floral arrangement brings out the grains of the wood while providing some floral touch.
- Wood Board (whatever size you desire)
- Burlap Material
- Flower Arrangement
- Buttons (optional)
- E6000 Glue
- Wire Brush
- Sander and Sand Paper (80 grit, 120 grit & 210 grit)
- Paint Brush
- Hot Glue Gun
Time needed: 3 hours
Burnt Wood Floral Arrangement
- Step One:
Lay your wood board on the concrete or asphalt. Light your torch and begin at one of the top corners and move side to side down the board till the entire board has been burnt. To get a darker appearance on the wood, burn the entire top layer of wood until it is completely black. .
- Step Two:
Using your wire brush follow the grain of the wood and remove the top layer of the burnt wood.
- Step Three:
Now that you have removed the top layer of burnt wood you will sand it down to give smoother appearance and feel. Start by using 80 grit sand paper, then moving to 120 grit and finally finishing with 210 grit. Brush away all debris after you have finished sanding.
- Step Four:
Apply the polyurethane to your board. Polyurethane will give a clear glossy appearance and allow you to really see the burnt wood well. Using your paint brush, follow the direction of the grain and apply your gloss. Make sure to apply evenly to the entire surface. I applied two coats to my board; however, this is personal preference depending on how glossy you are wanting your finished look to turn out. After you have applied your polyurethane to your wood set it to the side and allow time to dry.
- Step Five:
Cut your burlap material in a large square. The size of your square will all depend on how lard of a bag you are making. I cut mine to 19 inches wide and 15 inches in length. Next you will want to fold your material in half lengthwise and hot glue the sides together. Then fold each of your sides inward and hot glue them to the back of your fabric. You should have an opening in the top where you can stick your flowers in.
- Step Six:
After your bag is assembled use your ribbon to decorate your bag however you would like. I used some lace across the middle of the bag and two buttons at the bottom right corner. I then cut ribbon in strips and applied it to the top left corner to give my bag some flair.
- Step Seven:
When your polyurethane is completely dry drill 2 holes in the top left corner and top right corner. Then take some thick twine and going through the back bring your twine through the holes to the front of the board and tie into a knot. This is how you will hang your project.
- Step Eight:
When you are finished decorating the outside of your bag use the E6000 or hot glue and secure your bag to the board. I placed my bag towards the bottom of the board in the center to allow the wood grain to be visible at the top. I also used the E6000 glue to do this because I wanted to make sure my bag would be secured to the board and not fall off due to the weight of the flowers. Once the glue is dry and your bag is secured arrange your flowers inside the bag however you would like. When you have the floral look you are seeking you are then ready to hang your finished project.