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Dremel MultiTool for engraving glass

Here's a great way to recycle glass jars and make a charming gift at the same time. If you are looking for ideas for Mother's Day - don't toss out those glass jars, upcycle them into useful and decorative containers using a Dremel MultiTool and engraving bit.

 

YOU WILL NEED:

Dremel MultiTool - any model
#107 engraving cutter
Masking tape
Glass jar
Soft cloth
Pencil
Artwork
Craft knife

HERE'S HOW:

Wrap the jar with masking tape to make it easier to transfer your choice of design onto the surface. Once you have a nice design, use a sharp craft knife to cut out the areas to be engraved. It doesn't need to be perfect - just give you an outline that you can use as a guideline for engraving the design.

Set the Dremel MultiTool on a high-speed setting and roughly outline where you removed the masking tape. Again, you only need to do a rough engraving at this stage - more detail will be added later.

This is what my rough design looks like after removing the masking tape. Now I can use this to add more detail and fill in additional details.

Using the Dremel MultiTool and engraving bit I now continue to fill in and add details. You need to use a new engraving cutter and not a blunt or old cutter, as this won't work. Apply gently strokes from left-to-right and top-to-bottom as you would shade in with a pencil.

Here is the design that I used for my glass jar. Feel free to use it or change it.

 

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