As you know, we love to dabble in a wide range of crafts here at A Spoonful of Sugar headquarters – sewing, quilting, paper crafts, knitting etc. We don’t tend to do a lot of DIY home decorating projects as we don’t have access to a workshop or have many of the tools needed to work with wood, metals, plastics, glass etc. We see lots of fantastic ideas for home decorating projects on some of our favourite home decorating blogs but sadly we don’t have the necessary tools/equipment required. Also to be perfectly honest, we don’t really feel that comfortable using big, heavy power tools. A glue gun and a sewing machine are more our style!
We were sent the Dremel 3000 to review and it is a lightweight, handy and compact power tool. We were surprised to find that it can grind, cut, sand, drill, carve, etch, buff and polish. It can be used with wood, glass, plastics, metal, laminate, tiles, ceramic, metals, rubber and more. It comes in a plastic storage case with one attachment and 26 accessories. Priced at $99 for Series 1 – it is affordable for a tool that has so many applications. You can purchase additional accessories separately online and from major hardware stores. The Dremel is really easy to operate, even if you don’t have much experience with power tools. You can quickly change the attachments to suit the project you are working on.
To put the Dremel through its paces, we made some key chains and a pendant from some old coins that we had collected in our travels.
You will need:
Coins ( I used some old French Francs)
Drill Bit (#150)
split ring key ring fittings
long nosed pliers
- secure coin to workbench with clamp (I just used my sewing table).
- Using the Dremel with the drill bit attached (and wearing safety glasses), drill a hole in the top of the coins
- Use pliers to attach key ring fitting to coin or thread leather cord through the hole to make a pendant.
Another great idea would be to make a charm bracelet using coins from different countries you have travelled to.
The Dremel 3000 Rotary Tool was easy to use and quick to set up in our craft room. Some other crafty things you can do with the Dremel include: etching on glass and metal; making toys and models; carving pumpkins; distressing jeans; making jewellery; and loads more. The Dremel would be a great addition to any craft kit (but you may need to hide if from your husband and sons!) Now that we have discovered how easy it is to use, we are already dreaming up some more DIY projects using the Dremel. In fact we have started a Dremel Projects Pinterest Board to give us plenty of inspiration.
Disclaimer: This is not a paid sponsored post but we did receive a Dremel 3000 to review.