Picture of woodburned Legend of Zelda box

The boy and I are proud owners of a wonky Ikea coffee table that we found on the side of the road. The major problem with this table is that it has a handy-dandy shelf, which likes to collect just about every small object in the apartment. It looks bad, our cats sometimes steal things, and I'm constantly losing things only to have to dig around on the shelf later.

So I figured we needed a box... but a FANCY box. A Zelda box!!

I decided I might as well have a go at woodburning, because it's something I've always wanted to do. I practiced a little on a wooden spoon ( P.S. I'm really sorry about that, spoon. I don't think anyone wants you in their kitchen now. D: ) and then went for it!

I used this fantastic pyrography instructable by wood is the word to get me started - if you've never woodburned before, give it a look. It's super helpful.

And so, without further ado, my first ever woodburning project - a Legend of Zelda themed box!

Step 1: What you'll need

Picture of What you'll need
  • box of some sort (I chose this hinged basswood one!)
  • pencil
  • printer
  • templates printed out to size
  • woodburning kit (I used this one)
  • tape
  • pliers (optional but allows you to switch out hot woodburning tips!)
  • sandpaper - finer is better! I'm using 220 grit.

I found source images online and then printed them to size. I chose the Hylian, Zora, Kokiri, Goron and old Gerudo crests.

Darthorso1 year ago

Oh my god you are a legend of zelda fan??? :D :D :D

I'm just leaving this photo of my library here...

cakesprite made it!1 year ago

I used this technique to make a GOT Targaryen dragon themed box. I gave it to my husband for our 5th/wooden anniversary. :D

I got a burning kit for xmas but hadn't used it. Thank you for the inspiration. :D



I love this! It looks amazing, now only if i had a wood burner, i need to get me one. xD

Fav'd for the dance.

This is amazing! <3 I love zelda

patbking1 year ago
BayRatt1 year ago

Gracious! If that's your first project, I can't WAIT to see your upcoming ones... natural talent there, I think!! That looks amazing! Now I wanna try...if I do & turn out anything half as good looking, I'll be THRILLED. :-D

jessyratfink (author)  BayRatt1 year ago

Haha, thanks! I was really surprised too. I typically embroider, so I think my skills there might have carried over. :D

patbking1 year ago
To get the crests
jessyratfink (author)  patbking1 year ago

This page was a good source for them:


patbking1 year ago
Thx and could you tell me what you searched

It's so beautiful!!

jessyratfink (author)  emilyvanleemput1 year ago

Thank you ^_^

patbking1 year ago
What size were the crests
jessyratfink (author)  patbking1 year ago

The Hylian one is about 3x5 inches, the others are all about 1.5x1.5 inches. :)

patbking1 year ago
kevenr171 year ago

Hella SWEEET!!!

hunter9991 year ago

This looks awesome! The detail and effort that you put in is clearly visible. Thanks for sharing - voted for all 3. :-)

That is pretty darn awesome!

agreed =P