Memory Charm made out of a map.


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.


To reduce the risk of injury user must read instruction manuals for all tools used in this project. Wear eye and respiratory protection. Use clamps to support work piece whenever practical.