20 Free Printable Wood Burning Patterns for Beginners


Pyrography – also known as ‘wood burning,’ is an inexpensive and yet a fun art which can help you in your ‘do-it-yourself’ projects or house/office decorations. You just need a wood burning tool kit, some clean pieces of wood, and power of your imagination!

20 Free Printable Wood Burning Patterns for Beginners

Moreover, there is no rocket science in this art. Heat the wood burning pen, and burn the wood slowly on the created lines or designs. The heated pen will put some burn marks on the wood, and there you go! Your wood burning art is ready. Isn’t it great?

If you are interested in such kind of art and want to give it a try, there are many resources available from where you can get the innovative wood burning patterns; like stationery, craft shops, bookshops, etc. But; if you don’t have that much time (or mood!) to refer everything out there, go to the web and look out for some free wood burning designs.

Being a craft lover as well as a beginner who wants to learn this amazing art, I have shortlisted these pyrography patterns. It is evident that when we are new to something, we have to start from the basics. Here you can get some easy wood burning templates so that you can improve your skills quickly.

Wood Burning Patterns for Beginners

1) Hey! He is the Batman!

When we start creating something, it is essential to make some easy and exciting stuff in the beginning, so that we do not get bored and stop that stuff in between.  So, start with some quick as well as interesting patterns. Batman or Superman are all-time favorites. Take such wood burning templates online and make a unique art piece.

Hey! He is the Batman!

2) Leafy World

‘Leaf’ is the easiest, yet prettiest pattern. It looks poetic. You can use this design randomly, covering all the directions and can make your masterpiece. As you can see there are some simple lines, you will surely feel comfortable in burning the wood up to the mark.

Leafy World

3) Wood Grains

I love the designs which include wood grains. It is easy to draw, and as you can see, there is a wider gap between two lines, which makes it easy for beginners. By practicing this pattern, you can also make yourself comfortable with ‘not-so-perfect’ curves which will help you for the further projects.

Wood Grains

4) Baby Paws

Just look at this design. It is the cutest, and one of the best wood burning templates I have ever seen! Fortunately, it is also incredibly easy to make. Try to draw baby paws first. If you are unable to do it, take this pattern and take a print out, stick it on the carbon paper, match the lines, and draw by the pencil.

Baby Paws

5) Grapes

You can always try to make some art considering fruits and vegetables. Here I am giving an example of grapes. (You can take anything you want.) It can be a unique decorative piece of your kitchen if you burn the wood of cutting board or the chopper! You will soon learn how to make a circle correctly.


6) Merry Christmas!

Now as you know how to make circles, let’s try to have some thick lines and swirls. See, Christmas is just three months away, and you need to prepare a lot right? Make such cute Christmas tree to give some modern look in your house. After looking at this picture, you will learn that the front lines are wider and back liners are thinner. You have to take more care when you darken the lines.

christmas tree7) Mr. Rabbit

I chose this image because I want you to have this kind of uneven lines (at the rabbit’s back and ears) to give your artwork a perfect look. If you notice it carefully, you will find out that in some portion it gets wider and in some part it gets thinner, even being in one single line.

Mr. Rabbit

8) Dexter’s Laboratory

Okay, here is your favorite Dexter. If you are preparing something for your children or even for yourself (after all we also love such cartoon characters), then you should try Dexter! As you can see, it looks incredibly easy! Just take care of his eyes which hid in his specs. All you need to do is darker his specs and pants. Apart from that, you can cover everything else in one line.

Dexter's Laboratory

9) Tom & Tree

So now you are becoming a pro, let’s try some smaller, sharper, and smarter art. Here is a tree, which you already tried to draw in the form of wood grain, and a cat sleeping on it. I am sure that after making this wood burning design, you will definitely want to do more and more.

Tom and Tree

10) Let’s learn ABCD

Now it’s time to learn some ABCD. (for the wood burning of course!) This wood burning template will help you to understand how you can make quotes’ art. As we all know, quotes are becoming a trend, and learning alphabets will help you to make it possible.

Let's learn ABCD

11) Have a ‘Disney’ break!

After learning alphabets, try to write simple words like your name! Here I have given a simple thin liner word which everyone knows – Disney! You can also make name plates using various alphabets.

Have a 'Disney' break!

12) Jungle Bear

Looking at this wood burning pattern, you may feel like it is hard. But no, it is not! You just need your thinnest pen to burn the wood so that you can do the burn perfectly.

Jungle Bear

13) Panda Love

Pandas… I just can’t express my love for them. I expect that there are very few people who don’t like the pandas. People prefer to make batches, prints, and wood burning art considering pandas. They are simple – black and white! Just like that, you can use this pattern on your clean wood. Just copy this design, and make the most of it. Burn more to give a feel like a panda outline.

Panda Love

14) Car

If you want to give some antique and classy look to your house, go for such kind of car collections. See this vehicle, incredibly easy to do and perfect for your wood art. By this, you can also learn how to darken some area of your wooden board to give the happening 3D look.

car wood burn15) Trendy Owl

This pyrography pattern of an owl is my favorite one. It’s cute, looks innocent, and most importantly, it is trendy. As you know, the drawing or copying part is easy. But, here you have to burn more if you want to give an exact look as this design has! If you are an owl lover like me, then you must consider this wood burning design.

Trendy Owl

16) Lovebirds

LOVE – one of the most common, yet fantastic patterns used in many arts. Whether tattoos, glass painting, drawing or even as a wood burning design, it never lets you down. Try it, as it will give incredible output when created on the wood.


17) Feel some Butterflies

Butterflies are another ‘love’ for most of us. This kind of pattern is highly in demand as it can set anywhere. Whether you want some designs for kitchen, drawing room, bedroom, or just to give as a gift, you can always rely on butterflies when you are unable to decide what to give. Butterflies are forever and easy to make wood burning art.

Feel some Butterflies

18) Magical Mandala

As now you can easily do all the straight lines and darken the burns, now it’s time to go for some curves. If you love yoga and fond of meditation, you must have heard about chakras and mandalas. Do some art related to them to feel secure and positive. To make this art, you need to use the thinnest pin. You will be proud after making this extraordinary wood burning piece.

Magical Mandala

19) Home Sweet Home!

This design is for your welcome door. It looks comfortable. Right? Here, you have two options. If you want to thicken your art, then you can fill in between! Or you can just burn the outlines.

Home Sweet Home!

20) One world

Are you a wanderer and want to travel the world? Keep that dream in front of your eyes all the time. Now as you know every technique of making wood burning art, try something different by using this world-pattern. You might face some difficulties, but as you have tried all the other 19 designs, I think you will make it. Just be patient and keep doing.

world wood burnSo, these are my collection of 20 printable wood burning patterns, in particular for beginners. I hope you loved these designs and motivated to try them all. Creativity is a blessing! Keep upgrading that to have a happy and cheerful life. Enjoy wood burning!

Extra Notes:

Before starting the wood burning process, you need to wait till the tool grabs the heat so that it can burn the wood properly. Take care about your hand while working on the same. The front part might burn your skin a bit if you touch it by mistake.

In the cases of pyrography art, sometimes you may burn the lines more than required. You just can’t undo that, so do not try this activity when you are in a hurry. Patience is your friend if you want to pursue this art as a profession.

Being a beginner, if you misplaced one or two lines, it would not make much difference. But try to avoid that for the perfect art. Or, use your imagination and convert your mistakes in some beautiful creation.

If you look around, there are many patterns hidden in nature. Use your vision and create your designs. If you think you just can’t draw, you can always get some wood burning patterns free from such sites.

I always adore creativity. It is something you can do just for passing the time or making careers. Crafting is up to your imagination. Whatever ideas come into your mind, just find some ways to create and make them possible. Just like sketching, drawing, or carving, pyrography is also an amazing art you can opt. Go for it, create more, and have fun!



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