Memory Charm made out of a map.

Introduction

Begin a collection of travel charms by decoupaging a map on plywood and engraving a memory on it for each trip you take.

You need
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Paint brush
  • 1/4" Plywood
  • Map
  • Decoupage Clear Drying Adhesive
  • Pattern (Optional)
L: Length, W: Width, H: Height, D: Diameter
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Step 1

Cutting a heart with a dremel moto-saw

Begin by tracing the pattern of your choice, or use a heart as we, did onto 1/4" plywood. Then, using the Dremel Moto-Saw, begin in the center of the pattern and follow the pencil line to cut the charm out.

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Step 2

tracing map around heart cut out

Next, trace the same pattern used for the plywood onto a map of a location you have visited.

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Step 3

cutting out map in heart shape

Simply cut out the pattern with scissors.

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Step 4

gluing back of heart cut out
placing map on heart cut out
sealing map on heart cut out

Now, using a paintbrush, cover one side of the cut-out plywood heart with the clear adhesive, (we used Mod Podge®), place the cutout heart directly on top of the decoupaged heart and cover again with the adhesive to give it the glossy finish.

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Step 5

drilling hole in heart with dremel rotary tool

Next, personalize the heart by engraving with the Dremel Micro.

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Step 6

burning letters on wood with dremel versatip

Finally, flip the heart over to burn a memory into the wood with the Dremel VersaTip to add more decore to the charm.