Burned Wood Heart

Create a burned wood finish on this Toasted Cocoa Heart DIY Valentine’s Day project using cocoa powder and a Wagner heat gun.

DIFFICULTY: Beginner

Overview

Create a unique Valentine's Day gift for your sweetheart this holiday by using cocoa powder and a Wagner heat gun! This easy DIY can be used as a lovely decoration or even a place to pin pictures.

1

Apply Cocoa Mixture

Place the wood heart flat on work surface. Mix the cocoa and some water together and brush on the wood surface.

unfinished wood heart
2

Heat the Cocoa Powder

With the heat gun on high, move the heat gun back and forth over the surface of the wood until the cocoa is toasted and the surface of the heart achieves your desired depth of color. About 3 minutes.

heat gun toasting cocoa
3

Enjoy Your Toasted Heart Decoration

Use this non-toxic cocoa and water stain to transform any unfinished furniture. The heat from the gun creates a rich, deep patina that is transformed to a hardened stain. Top with matte clear coat sprayed on. Hang the heart on a door window or cupboard

toasted wooden heart
Products Used

Materials

Wagner FURNO Heat Gun

Unfinished wood heart

3 Tbsp cocoa powder

Paint brush

Water

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