How to Etch a Terra Cotta Pot in 4 Simple Steps
Learn how to etch a terra cotta clay pot using a Dremel Lite in this easy tutorial.
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Etch a terra cotta pot with your favorite decorative design and learn how to engrave like a pro with these easy steps. Reinvent a basic terra cotta flower pot by engraving a personalized design. This is a great way to reinvent an inexpensive clay pot and give it a little visual interest. And the best part about it, Is it’s so simple using the Dremel Lite 7760 4-Volt Variable Speed Lithium-Ion Cordless Rotary Tool Kit with 10 Accessories.
The Dremel Lite comes with everything you’ll need. Its EZ twist nose cap makes accessory changes quick and easy. And I just love that it’s cordless and can be charged using a USB.
OK, Let’s Get Crafty!
For this project, you don’t have to be a skilled artist or engraver. All you need are self-adhesive backed stencils and the Dremel Lite 7760 4-Volt Variable Speed Lithium-Ion Cordless Rotary Tool Kit with 10 Accessories. Oh and I do recommend wearing a dust mask and eye protection.
Step 1. Apply the stencil.
First apply the stencil wherever you see fit to the terra cotta pot.
Step 2. Outline with engraving bit
Attach the engraving bit to the Dremel Lite and outline the area within the stencil. I love using these self adhesive stencils because it remains in place during this entire process.
Step 3. Smooth out with grinding stone.
Using the grinding stone smooth out the area inside the stenciled area. You don’t need to turn the speed up too high. Medium works fine. Lightly go across the engraved lines.
Step 4. Sweep away the excess.
Now simply sweep away the dust with the cleaning bit. Use a damp cloth wipe away and remaining dust. And polish the flower pot with a little oil.
It doesn’t get any easier than that. In 4 simple steps, you can easily etch a decorative design into a plain and boring terra cotta flower pot using the. Dremel Lite .
Till Next Time. ~T.
For more great Dremel projects and tool reviews check out How to Make a DIY Night Light and DIY Tapered Blanket Ladder.
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