STEPS

6

SKILL LEVEL

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

by Felipe R.

109 PROJECTS

Supplies Needed For This Project

TOOL

Dremel Moto-Saw™

Model # MS20

TOOL

8050 Micro

Model # 8050

Versa Tip Butane

2000-01 VersaTip™ Precision Butane Torch

Model # 2000-01

ACCESSORY

106 Engraving Cutter

Model # 106

Materials

  • 1

    Pencil
  • 1

    1/4" Plywood
  • 1

    Map
  • 1

    Scissors
  • 1

    Decoupage Clear Drying Adhesive
  • 1

    Paint brush
  • 1

    Pattern (Optional)

Let's Get Started

STEP 1

Step 1

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.

STEP 2

Step 2

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

STEP 3

Step 3

Simply cut out the pattern with scissors.

STEP 4

Step 4

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.

STEP 5

Step 5

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

STEP 6

Step 6

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

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