Did you know engraving stencils for metal only requires regular stencils used for any project? Check out this fun tutorial to make easy gift ideas.
Materials needed for Engraving Stencils for Metal
A friend of mine gave me these tea tins and asked me if I had something I could do with them. This challenge taught me all of the possibilities just adding a stencil and using a Dremel engraver could do for me.
Instructions for Engraving Stencils for Metal
1. Start with a metal object
- tin containers
- stainless coffee mugs
- spoons and untensils
- anything metal
2. pick a stencil of your choice.
You can use any stencil you like that will fit on the surface of the area you’re engraving. This first one, I used a stencil I found at Dollar Tree, and you could also use adhesive stencils that attach to the surface you’re engraving.
3. Color the stencil in with dry erase marker
Hold the stencil on firmly and color the stencil in with a dry erase maarker. The great thing about dry erase is that it’s forgivable. YOu can erase it and move it, and or engrave it and clear off what you don’t want anyone to see.
Carefully remove the stencil and you’re ready to start engraving.
4. use your Dremel engraver to trace the design
I turned on my Dremel engraving tool and started tracing the stencil pattern. The dry erase marker disappeared and the new design immerged on these fun tins.
Here is a picture of the complete design.
I had a great time creating these little tin designs. These tins will make a great gift for any occasion, and or you can use them to hold gifts and be eco-friendly moving forward.
You can do this to almost any metal. I grabbed these stainless mugs at the dollar store and used stencils on one side and added their name using stencils on the other side.
Can you engrave metal?
Yes, you can engrave metal using an engraver tool like a Dremel engraver or Dremel rotary tool. I have engraved recycled tins, silverware, utensils, stainless water bottles, and stainless coffee mugs.
What tool do you use to engrave metal?
I like using the affordable Dremel Engraver tool.
Can you engrave metal with a Dremel?
Yes, I have used my Dremel to engrave repurposed tea tins, silverware, stainless utensils, metal spoon drips, stainless water bottles or coffee mugs, etc.
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