Craft your own tealight holders

Your beautiful tea light holders are ready!
Remove the template and see if everything has transferred
Place the drill vertically and use drops of water to start drilling

  • Difficulty
    Easy

Introduction

Give your home a cosy feel with these beautiful tealight holders. Make your tealight holders unique and enjoy the peaceful flicker of candlelight shine through these designs. Create the perfect gift using the Dremel 3000 for your loved ones all year round.

You need
Utilities
  • Templates
  • Permanent marker
  • Safety gloves
  • Dust mask
  • Anti-slip pad
Materials
  • Tea lights
  • Acetone
  • Kitchen roll
L: Length, W: Width, H: Height, D: Diameter

Let's go - step by step

Video instructions

Step 1 11

Pick your template

Pick your template and cut out to desired size

Print out a design as a template and cut out to the desired size.

Step 2 11

Place the template

Place the template onto the tea light holder

Take the template and place where you would like to securely fix it. When you have chosen the position fix it with tape on the tea light holder.

Step 3 11

Transfer Template

Transfer the template using acetone and a kitchen towel

Using the acetone you can now easily transfer the template to the porcelain. Soak some kitchen towel with acetone. Then rub the acetone over the template and press down hard to ensure the pattern transfers.

Tip: Wear safety gloves and remove anything that is flammable

Step 4 11

Check transfer

Remove the template and see if everything has transferred

Now you can remove the template and see if everything has transferred. The ink does not last on the porcelain permanently, so be careful that you do not smudge the ink.

Step 5 11

Check transfer

Go over drawing with permanent marker to prevent smudges

So that the drawing does not smudge while working, it is best to trace the image with a permanent marker.

Step 6 11

Prepare your tool

Insert glass drill accessory 662 into a Dremel Rotary-Tool

To drill the holes use the Diamond Glass Drill accessory (662) . Insert this into the multi-chuck (4486) of your Dremel Rotary-tool.

Step 7 11

Drilling

Place the drill vertically and use drops of water to start drilling

The first step in drilling ceramics or porcelain is to pierce the porcelain. You start at a 45 degree angle and start to drill. Please first drip a little water on the place to be drilled. This is necessary so that the device does not over heat. Drill until the attachment sits well.

Step 8 11

Drilling continued

Place the drill vertically and use drops of water to start drilling

In the second step, place the drill vertically. Again, a drop of water is required. Drill until the water is gone and then apply another drop of water. These steps should be repeated until a hole appears to prevent overheating.

Step 9 11

Rout

With the 2mm 7103 and 7105 cutters start to rout the porcelain

With the 2mm (7103) and 4.4mm (7105) diamond tipped cutters you can now complete the pattern. Drill half-way through the porcelain and be careful not to pierce all the way through.

Note: Ensure to still apply drops of water. To avoid over heating always apply some water before drilling. Otherwise, the router can break quickly and easily.

Step 10 11

Clean

Once you have done, remove any marker remnants with acetone

When you are done with the pattern, remove any marker remnants with acetone. Also clean off any remaining drilling dust with water.

Step 11 11

Finished!

Your beautiful tea light holders are ready!

Now you only need one tea light and your beautiful tea light holders are ready!