Learn how to make a gorgeous DIY Mandala Tray using wood burning with a heat-sensitive pen and blowtorch. Its a quick project and takes a couple of hours!

supplies needed

wood plank


Tack cloth

Heat Shrink Torch

Sanding sponge

Mixing cups

Stir sticks

Step 1 – Prep the tray


Sand the surface with a fine sanding sponge in the direction of the grain and wipe away all the dust.

Step 2 – Stencil


Decide on the positions of the patterns and lay the stencil on the tray. Attach the stencil to the tray using masking tape to keep it from moving.

Step 3 – Burn!


Lay the plank/wood tray on a few pieces of scrap wood elevated over a concrete or stone floor. Using a Bernzomatic BZ4500HS and propane, slowly torch from one end to the other.

Step 4 – Add the epoxy


Mix up the epoxy using directions on the package and pour it on top of the patterned side.

Step 5 – Pop the bubbles


Use a Bernzomatic ST2200 Detail Torch loaded with butane to pop all the bubbles in the epoxy.


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