Make your own Christmas decorations

Make your own Christmas decorations


Posted 5th Dec 2016

Make your Christmas decorations stand out from the crowd, and upcycle materials left over from previous projects to create a decorative light chain – crafty!


You will need
Dremel 4000
Silicon Carbide Grinding Stone (84922)
High Speed Cutter (191)
EZ SpeedClic Lock Mandrel (SC402)
EZ SpeedClic Metal Cutting Wheel (SC456)
Sanding Band 13 mm 120 Grit (432)
Stencil
Thin sheet metal
Plywood
Twine or string
Acrylic paint


Directions

1. Begin by tracing your desired pattern on to a thin sheet of metal. Then etch the inside of the ornaments you would like to personalise using a Dremel 4000 and Silicon Carbide Grinding Stone.

Step 1

2. Next, drill holes in the top of your ornaments. It's easiest to drill into the metal ornaments before cutting them out. Using a High Speed Cutter in the 4000 tool, slowly make a hole in the top of each.

Step 2


3. When cutting the patterns, it's advisable to wear safety goggles and gloves. Insert your EZ Lock Mandrel and put the EZ Lock Cutting Wheel in place. Begin cutting along your traced lines with a speed of 25, applying light pressure.

Step 3


4. Follow the same steps when using wood. Trace your patterns on to plywood with a pencil and cut them out using a jigsaw.

Step 4


5. Using a High Speed Cutter in the 4000 tool, slowly make a hole for hanging in the top of your ornament. You can set your tool to full speed for this application.

Step 5


6. Sand away any rough edges using the Dremel 4000 with a Sanding Band 13mm 120 Grit or sandpaper.

Step 6


7. When the edges are nicely sanded, paint the ornaments in any colour you like, and once dry loop twine through the tops.

Step 7


8. Attach the ornaments to a light chain and decorate your Christmas tree or living room with these unique homemade decorations!

 

Tutorial and images courtesy of Dremel.

For more information and videos please visit www.Dremel.com and www.youtube.com/user/DremelEurope.






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