It’s almost wedding season and DIY/handmade gifts are so special, aren’t they?
Do you love personalized/engraved gifts as much as I do? Well, we’re big Dremel fans (gotta love tool that doesn’t intimidate AND we actually have a “Dremel workshop” in our basement…that’s a post for a different day). I recently had the opportunity to try the Dremel Maker Kit which comes with 3 awesome tools: an engraver, a torch (wood burning/soldering) and the much loved rotary tool!
Anyway, today I’m going to share a little about the engraver. I have a bridal shower to attend next month so I wanted to practice personalizing glass.
What I used:
- glass jug/vase (mine had a nice flat side)
- Dremel engraving tool (affiliate link)
- tape, Sharpie, water, paper towel
- I made up this ‘stencil’ – right click image below, save image/upload into a word document, resize to fit your project and print.
What I did:
Print and cut out a design. Now, you can go all landscape scenery with trees or mountains or a portrait if you’re a pro but I went with the word “BLOOM” (font is ‘typewriter’) and a dragonfly silhouette (Picmonkey) – something easy for a beginner.
I taped it to the inside of my vase and traced the pattern with a Sharpie, then removed the paper stencil.
Then…put on your safety goggles and engrave away! It’d probably be helpful to secure your vase to the table with a clamp but I didn’t have any problem holding it in place with one hand and engraving with the other. I started with the lowest setting but traced over my design after kicking it up a few notches to #4.
Wipe away dust and Sharpie with water and paper towel.
I LOVE the end result, don’t you? It’s so cute! Now I’m ready to engrave.all.the.things! Look out!
Psst. You’re going to want to play with the entire set. We did a little wood burning…(hold that torch vertical!)
and some soldering…
so stay tuned to more Dremel-creativity in the near future!
Join me for a Dremel Facebook chat/Q&A and interview THIS Friday, March 31th at noon EST.
*This post is sponsored by Dremel. Images, opinions, tutorial and Dremel-love are all my own.