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A unique, personalised gift that you have made yourself.
Mothers everywhere deserve a thoughtful gift to celebrate their special day and there is no better way to spoil them on Mother's Day than with a unique, personalised gift that you have made yourself.

To create this lovely engraved candle, 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.

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  • How to make a candle. Engraved Candle - Step 1
    Step 1

    The first step to making this beautiful gift is to measure the height and circumference of a candle. Our candle measures 8cm high x 8cm diameter. Draw the measurement on paper, cut it to size and then draw a simple design on the paper. This could be traced from some stylish wrapping paper or adapted from a fabric design, maybe a cushion or your favourite curtains. When your drawing is complete, tape the paper round the candle.

  • How to make a candle. Engraved Candle - Step 2
    Step 2

    Use a thick needle to pierce the design and then remove the paper pattern.

  • How to make a candle. Engraved Candle - Step 3
    Step 3

    Now set the Dremel Engraver on speed 1. This lightweight tool is so simple to use even for beginners. Make sure that you hold the tool as upright as possible, place the tip in position and engrave the design. There's no need to press hard, just imagine you're drawing over the candle with a pencil. Remove excess wax by rubbing the surface of the candle gently with a kitchen roll or tissue. Finally, use candle paint to decorate the engraved pattern. Now you have a gorgeous little gift that any mother would love to receive for Mother's Day.

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