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.
It turned out great! And it doesn’t look too hard to do!
Wow, this is super pretty! I love that you engraved them!
So cute! These look amazing!! I WANT!
What a clever little tool! Your project turned out great.
wow super impressive! I like a little DIY but I think this is beyond my skill level hah!
Jen | The Single DIaries
I promise it’s not as hard as it looks. After a few minutes of getting used to it, it was like drawing with a pencil. (Kind of!) If I can do it, you definitely could!
These turned out so great! These would look amazing as decor for the holiday’s <3
Wow those look great! Great work!
Love this! Looks great 🙂
These look great I love!
Wow! This looks pretty simple to do! It turned out fantastic!!!!
Those letters look amazing!!! So wish I was crafty enough to pull that off. Maybe I can pass this task along to the boyfriend?
Rachel @ Bakerita
Oh my goodness, these are so cute! I’m so not crafty, but that’s an awesome tool and the final product looks great!
Those are soooo cute! Thanks for sharing!
Oh my word! You did that?! what a fun decoration to have for your home! Great job!
I love it! Such a fun craft to do for the Season! <3
Wow these are gorgeous!! The thought of using a dremel terrifies me but this makes me want to try, and I didn’t realize you could get one for so cheap!
WHOA that is super impressive. Great job girlfriend!
I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!! (: