Dremel Tools Are Perfect Gifts for Giving – And Crafting for the Holidays!

Dremel, the trusted name in rotary technology for more than 70 years, is the perfect gift for giving that helps inspire creativity.

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill., November 18, 2005 – Dremel, the trusted name in rotary technology for more than 70 years, is the perfect gift for giving that helps inspire creativity. Ideal for the last minute holiday fix-ups and gift giving ideas, Dremel tools are sure to give you a hand this holiday season.

Create Metal Luminaria

When opening your home to holiday guests, create it a warm welcome with an illuminated walkway or front porch decorated with metal luminaria. With a Dremel Lithium-Ion Rotary Tool, creating luminaria will be a breeze.

You will need the following materials:

  • Plain metal or tins (just about any shape will do)
  • Lead or grease pencil
  • Pattern for design (stars, bells, holiday wreaths or even words like “joy” and “peace”)

First, trace the desired pattern or shape on to the can using a lead or grease pencil. Be sure to leave at least ½” between the shapes. Using a Dremel Lithium-Ion with a #420 15/16” heavy-duty cut-off wheel, carefully cut out the traced, straight-edged shapes (remember to wear eye protection when using power tools!). If your design has curved shapes, use a #911 Aluminum Oxide Grinding Stone to round and smooth the edges of the metal. To finish the design, smooth and finish all round edges using the #911 grinding stone.

For an added touch, you can enhance the outside surface of the luminaria by applying a patina or copper solution, available at craft and hobby stores.

Create a Holiday Lollipop Tree

With big family gatherings around the holidays, a lollipop tree is the perfect home accessory to entertain the little ones in your family. A holiday lollipop tree will add splash of color to any room while offering a special treat to those with a holiday sweet tooth.

First gather your materials:

  • 3/4" x 3/4" strips of pine
  • 1/8" diameter by 11" long metal rod
  • Small piece of pine for the base
  • Small wooden ball for the treetop
  • Green and red acrylic paint and paintbrush
  • Assorted lollipops

Using the #1800 Dremel Scroll Station, cut the pine strips into varying lengths to create the tree branches (Be sure to wear eye protection!). When cutting, keep in mind that the tree should have graduated levels. The lower branch is 9" long; the second is 7 1/2"; the third is 6 7/8"; the fourth is 6 3/8", etc. The top branch should measure 2 7/16" in length.

Once cut, sand the ends of the branches with the Dremel XPR Rotary Tool and the #430 Drum Sander and sanding bands. Use the #150 bit to drill holes in the center of each branch, in the center of the small wooden ball and in the base of the tree. The hole should be large enough for the metal rod to fit through. Next, using the same drill bit, create shallow holes in each of the tree branches. Stick a lollipop stick at the end of each branch, display and enjoy!

About Dremel

Since inventing the high-speed rotary tool more than 75 years ago, Dremel has become the trusted name in high-speed rotary tool technology, providing creative solutions for hands-on professionals, homeowners, craftspeople and artists alike. The Dremel brand’s leadership in design and manufacturing has made it the top selling rotary tool in the world, a reflection of the company’s commitment to innovation and quality.

Today, as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Robert Bosch Tool Corporation in Mount Prospect, Ill., Dremel continues to build upon this legacy with a full line of high-performance rotary tools, benchtop products, specialty tools, accessories and attachments, delivering the perfect solution for almost any job. Regardless of what the task may be, users quickly realize they can depend on Dremel to provide the satisfaction of a job well done.

For information on Dremel products, project ideas and problem-solving tips, visit us at www.dremel.com or call Dremel at 1-800-437-3635.