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Engraving Candle Holders

Engraving Candle Holders
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I had been wanting to use my Dremel Engraver and I created some easy St. Patrick’s Day candle holders.  This could easily be adapted for any holiday, occasion, or design you like.

I have had these candle holders for a few years now. I bought them on clearance after Christmas. I usually get them out around St. Patrick’s Day, and this year I decided I wanted to try to engrave them.

Materials Needed:

*Safety Goggles

*Engraving Tool – I used the Dremel Engraver (pictured above)

*Candle Holders

*optional – Patterns to to guide you

For my first guide, I used a shamrock window cling.

I put the cling on the inside of the candle holder.

This is how it looked from the outside. I put my goggles on, turned on my Dremel, and started engraving the outside of the candle holder. I traced the outside shape of the shamrock. Once I was done with that I decided to fill the shamrock in by simply “coloring” with the Dremel engraver.

This is what it looked like when I was done.

For my second candle holder I printed this shamrock on regular paper.

I cut the picture down to size and taped it inside the candle holder. I put my goggles on, turned on my Dremel, and started engraving the outside of the candle holder. I traced the outside shape of the shamrock.

This is what the second one looked like when I was done with it.

Here are both candle holders completed. I am very pleased with the way they turned out.


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Comments (12)

  • Hello dahhling Chas,
    I was wondering where you purchased that dremel engraver? And what is dial on it, is that something to do with how to adjust the size or something while engraving?

    • Hi Jaden! I bought mine on Amazon – https://amzn.to/2SpHPTH and I believe you can get them at Walmart too. The numbers are to adjust the engraving depth. For example when I’ve engraved the kid’s school calculators I use a low number and when I have engraved silverware I set it to a higher number so it goes deeper and I can see it better.

  • These are great! What a great way to make gifts and personalized decorations! I’m definitely going to try it, my Dremel does NOT get used enough! I have been in a craft funk for a hot minute! BUT I’d love to try engraving some glasses for our kitchen! That would be awesome! #OMHGWW

  • What pretty candle holders, Chas! That engraving tool is wonderful! Sharing this post on the Hearth and Soul Facebook page tomorrow. Thank you for sharing, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Hope your week is going well so far!

    • Thank you so much April, and thanks for the share. I appreciate your amazing support, thanks or being such a wonderful link party host 🙂

  • This is adorable. I keep seeing projects that have been done using the Dremel. It’s really making me want one! Thanks so much for sharing at Sweet Inspiration!

  • I’m going to need to get one of these tools! Love how these turned out and featuring when my party opens tonight


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