Upcycling pieces of slate into stylish coasters using Dremel Multi-Tool


If you’d like to lead a sustainable yet stylish life, upcycling is the way to go. By revamping unloved items into unique objects – an old chair into a towel rack for instance, or some wooden crates into a BBQ side table – you’ll instantly add flair to your home. Let yourself be inspired by Dremel’s simple step-by-step guides and informative yet inspiring video tutorials below. A sensible shopping list will advise you on all the tools you need to tap into the no-waste world of upcycling.

More upcycling projects

Toy animals become coat rack

Give it a Twist: toy animals become coat rack

Want to set yourself a wood carving challenge? Watch how toy animals are turned into a fun coat rack in this inspiring video.

Grab your router tools and turn a chopping board into a wireless phone charger

Grab your router tools and turn a chopping board into a wireless phone charger

Take inspiration from our step-by-step tutorial and turn something old into something new. All you need is your Dremel, and a few router bits.

Turn a salad bowl into a pendant lamp

Give It a Twist: Turn a salad bowl into a pendant lamp

Searching for your next engraving challenge? See how an everyday salad bowl is transformed into a unique pendant lamp.

Discover how to upcycle an old chair into a chic towel rack and bathroom shelf

Sanding Tutorial: Upcycle a Chair Into a Towel Rack

Be inspired by this fun video, get your tools and sanding equipment and breathe new life into an old chair.

How to make an upcycled wooden coat rack

Wardrobe Upcycling

Rub your eyes and hang up your coat Upside-down wooden hangers make a coat rack with a difference – and an eye catcher for the hall...

Upcycle PVC pipes into column lights

PVC Lights

Have a small space you'd like to illuminate? Upcycle PVC pipes into column lights to add a soft glow to any space.

How to make an Organic Waste Bin

Organic Waste Bin

With a saucepan or a waste bin and the right tools you can install this useful kitchen appliance yourself in next to no time. Then all you need to do is wipe it away and vegetable waste will find its way straight into the organic waste.

Upcycling project: turn an old wire basket into a stylish sidetable using your cleaning and polishing tools.

Upcycling Project: Turn a Wire Basket into a DIY side table

Delve into this inspirational upcycling project and transform an old wire basket into a smart sidetable with your Dremel Multi-Tool.

How to recycle a pallet for a multi-functional table

Reclaimed table

Recycle a pallet for a multi-functional table.

How to re-use old baskets for outdoor basket lights

Basket Lights

Re-use old baskets to create a cozy look to your outdoor hang-out!

How to create your shabby chic chandelier

Kitchen Cutlery Chandelier

Create a shabby chic kitchen chandelier…

How to Start

Learn the basics of engraving, cutting, routing, sanding, cleaning and polishing.

How to get started with engraving

Engraving: How to Get Started

From choosing the right material to picking the best Dremel accessories, explore our beginner’s guide to engraving and be inspired to get started.

Cleaning and polishing for beginners.

How to Start Cleaning and Polishing

For the best tips and tricks on how to clean and polish with Dremel, explore our clear and comprehensive guide on how to get started.

Beginner’s guide to cutting.

How to Get Started with Cutting

Explore our beginner’s guide to cutting and get one step closer to improving your home.

Discover the basics of sanding and prepare for your next DIY project.

How to Start Sanding

From choosing the right sanding tools to learning how to sand wood – discover the basics of sanding and prepare for your next DIY project.

Beginner’s guide to routing with the Dremel Multi-Tool

How to Get Started with Routing

From choosing router bits to holding the router tool – this beginner’s guide to routing will get you one step closer to your next DIY project.

How to Avoid Failures

Working on a new upcycling project and eager to improve your skills? These guides will help you on your way.

Avoid failures during your precision DIY projects

How to Avoid Failures While Using Dremel’s Multi-Tool

Want to avoid common mistakes while carving, engraving, routing, cutting, sanding, cleaning, polishing, grinding or sharpening? Read on, and help your next DIY project go smoothly.

Sanding tips: learn how to avoid failures on your next DIY project

How to Avoid Failures While Sanding

Explore the common pitfalls of a sanding beginner – so you can learn what to avoid and ensure your next sanding project goes off without a hitch.

Avoiding failures while cleaning and polishing.

How to Avoid Failures While Cleaning And Polishing

Cleaning and polishing projects are all about the finer details. This comprehensive guide will help you avoid common mishaps, from little annoyances to full on mistakes, saving you both time and resources while you clean or polish your objects.

How to Master

After watching these tutorials, you’re ready to take on any upcycling project.

This masterclass guides you through the more advanced aspects of sanding.

How to Master Sanding

Watch this sanding tutorial by craftswoman Laura Anna Abelli and learn how to master several sanding techniques on wood and metal.

Routing masterclass by Peter Heuveling

How to Become a Routing Master

Watch a master at work! Peter Heuveling explains which router bits to use, how to handle the Dremel Plunge Router and much more.