Festive projects with Dremel
Home-Dzine and DIY-Divas are a big fan of the Dremel Tools range. They have a tool for a wide selection of craft, hobby and DIY projects. For the festive season, we have put together a collection of Dremel projects that you can make with your Dremel tools.
Soft, flexible branches from trees and shrubs are perfect for making a wreath. Although it is best to start this project well in advance, there is still time to cut, shape and let the branches dry out for your Christmas wreath. Curve the branches into a circle and wrap with this wire to keep the shape.
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To soften any stiff branches and add a touch of colour, fill a bucket with quarter paint and water. Stir this and then soak the branches for about 30 minutes to an hour. Take them out and let the paint dry before shaping the wreath.
Use a Dremel glue gun to attach your baubles randomly around the wreath.
Draw a star shape and cut this out with your Dremel MultiTool and cutting disc. Lightly sand the edges with a sanding disc and then drill a small hole at the top for mounting on the inside of your wreath.
Spray the cut out star with Rust-Oleum 2X in gloss apple red. Let this dry before threading a red ribbon through the star and attaching to the back of your wreath with hot glue. If you don't have any soft branches, you can make a simple star-shaped wreath by cutting and gluing together short, cut branches and wrapping with greenery.
You can use your Dremel MultiTool to cut and decorate a simple wood tree. Use a cutting disc to cut the wood sections to size for the branches and your wood tree. Cut out a wood star (see top project) and spray this with Rust-Oleum 2X spray paint, as well a colourful star ornaments for hanging on the tree.
For those with a Dremel Trio, begin by tracing your star shapes onto a sheet of 3mm plywood or supawood. Clamp your workpiece to your table, and use the Trio tool with a TR561 to cut out the shapes.
For the more experienced, recycle tin cans or use a small sheet of roofing tin to make metal stars for your Christmas tree. Trace your shapes and then etch the inside of the ornaments you'd like to personalise using a Dremel MultiTool and Silicon Carbide Grinding Stone 84922. If you own a Dremel tool and are not sure how to use it, or want to use it to the fullest, sign up of a DIY Divas Dremel Workshop.