I’ve always loved a rustic mixed with moderns style of decor, and this year I’m really trying to bring that look into my Christmas decor. This year I’m using a lot of holly and my colors are black, white and champagne gold, with come occasional red mixed in. I’m really into the look of very modern and monochromatic used on something that screams traditional Christmas like holly.
I purchased some small wood letters that spelled out jolly, and used a pencil to draw holly leaves and berries scattered throughout on the letters. Well, I only drew out the holly on the first one. The Dremel Micro 8050 was so easy to use, that it became very easy to engrave the holly without needing a guide.
The Dremel Micro 8050 is super lightweight and cordless, so I had full flexibility to engrave these pieces wherever I want. Oh and look at how the LED light illuminated the project! I did do most of this project at night, and the light helped immensely since I feel like I don’t see well in the dark anymore (I’m getting old folks!)
I used the Dremel to engrave and sand the letters. I did have to check out Dremel’s website to see what all my little attachments can do. You can also use any accessory available for Dremel rotary tools, which means lots of projects in my near future.
Once the engraving was done, I took the pieces outside and spray painted them in white in a satin finish. Now I have to decide whether to put it on the tree or hanging from the wall or chalkboard. You’ll see soon!
If I was doing this project over, I’d look for letters made of higher quality wood. I think that would require less sanding. Still, I love how they turned out.
The Dremel Micro 8050 is available online or in stores at Home Depot and Lowe’s or at Amazon.com for $89 dollars.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.