Why not engrave a beautiful candleholder for your home, filling the room with flowers to create a delightful, lit and scented space? It’s quick and easy to do with the design of your own choice giving it a personal touch. Use a tea light to create the glow and invite friends or family round!
To engrave your chosen design on the candle holder, you will need a Dremel Engraver. A light and compact specialist tool, it lets you engrave or decorate a wide variety of materials including metal, plastic, glass, ceramic, wood and leather and is ideal for making any number of gifts.
You can check out more fantastic projects on the Dremel website.
First of all, remove any grease marks by washing a glass in warm soapy water and then dry thoroughly. Our glass is 7cm high x 7cm diameter. Almost any glass is suitable but for the best effect, we suggest using a coloured or frosted glass. Draw a simple design on paper. We’ve chosen butterflies but a leaf or flower design would work just as well. Place the design inside the glass and hold in place with some black felt. You should be able to see the design clearly through the glass.
Now set the Dremel Engraver with the Diamond Engraving tip 9929 on speed 1. Hold the tool at a slight angle as if you’re working with a pencil and engrave the glass along the outline of your design. There’s no need to apply pressure, just position the tip accurately on the glass and move steadily along the outline. When complete, remove the paper and place the felt back inside the glass. This will help you see any gaps in the outline.
Fill in the design by engraving with parallel lines positioned as closely together as possible. Work patiently in this way until the whole design is covered and then smooth the engraving to a neat and professional finish.
If making this for someone else, complete the gift by adding in some tea candles.