Using Dremel Multitools
I love my Dremel MultiTool. It's versatile and easy to use for so many different projects. And because there are so many different attachments that you can use with a Dremel MultiTool you will never run out of ways to create. In this project we use Dremel Tools to create an adorable butterfly hanging that would look lovely in a nursery or little girl's bedroom.
You will need:
3mm thick piece of masonite or balsa wood (available from hobby shops)
Dremel Versatip hot knife and hot blower head
SpeedClic Abrasive Buffs Coarse, Medium and Fine (511S, 512S)
SpeedClic Mandrel (SC402)
Dremel Precision Drill Bit Set (628)
Dremel Spiral Cutting Bit (561)
Dremel Multi-Chuck (4486)
Dremel 300 Series multi-tool
Safe Paint for kids
Cotton cord or wool
Small coloured beads
1. Draw the outline of the butterfly design onto a piece of paper, then cut out and trace around the edges onto pieces of light wood.
Draw a large butterfly, and two smaller butterflies, or choose your own design.
Take your Dremel 300 Series multi-tool, attach the Multi-Chuck (4486) and then select a Spiral Cutting Bit (561) and cut out the butterfly shapes from the wood.
2. Smooth the edges of the cut out shapes using the multi-tool fitted with the SpeedClic Mandrel (SC402) and a SpeedClic Abrasive Buff in either Coarse/ Medium (511s) or Fine(512s) depending on your needs.
Then, drill holes slightly larger than the thickness of the cord through the top and bottom of each butterfly using the multi-tool fitted with the Multi-Chuck and appropriate sized drill bit from the Precision Drill Bit Set (628).
Paint the butterflies in bright colours and allow them to dry thoroughly. Use an embossing pen to outline and fill in some of the painted areas and sprinkle on embossing powder.
Tap off the excess powder, then use the Versatip with hot blower head to heat and fuse the powder.
Decorate other areas of the butterflies with the Versatip fitted with the Hot Knife woodburning tip.
Join the butterflies together using the cord, forming a hanging loop above the large butterfly.
Thread a few small beads onto the cord below the smallest butterfly and tie a secure knot.