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Walnut Hollow® Products:

  • # 1838 Basswood Oval Plaque
  • # 38283 Creative Versa-Tool®
  • # 26162 HotStamps Alphabet Set

Other Supplies:

  • Curly Tree Stencil (or any stencil)
  • Ceramic dish or mug
  • Fine Sandpaper
  • Masking tape
  • Pencil
  • Pliers
  • Ruler
  • Varnish (spray or brush-on)



  1. After reading all manufacturer’s instructions found inside the Creative Versa-Tool, use pliers to attach Flow Point on Tool. Secure Tool Stand to work surface with tape. Place Tool on Stand. Plug into electric outlet, turn Versa-Temp control dial to Red Zone and heat for 4-5 minutes.

  2. Position stencil on Oval Plaque, leaving room to personalize under tree. Tape in place. Use pencil to trace stencil design onto Plaque.

  3. Use Flow Point to wood burn trunk and curly branches. Use pliers to remove Flow Point, dropping it into the ceramic dish.

  4. Attach Universal Point with pliers. Wood burn small bird on branch and all leaves.  Use pliers to remove Flow Point, dropping it into the ceramic dish.

  5. Attach Shading Point with pliers. Wood burn entire edge of Plaque. Use pliers to remove Shading Point, dropping it into the ceramic dish.

  6. Attach appropriate letter from Alphabet Set with pliers. Place Tool on Stand.

  7. Use ruler and pencil to draw line under tree for personalization. Carefully burn each letter, removing and attaching each letter with pliers.

  8. Erase any remaining pencil lines.

  9. For a protective finish, apply 2-3 coats of varnish.

Designed by Chris Wallace for Walnut Hollow®