A couple of years ago, I saw a article about using a Dremel tool to carve designs in rocks. So, the other day I was thinking about a Valentine craft that would be easy to make and be a keepsake as well. It dawned on me...a carved rock! Kinda like the carving your initials in a tree thing!
I'm here to tell you. It was super easy and I love the results.
I'm a rock hound so I had plenty of river rocks around the house, but if you don't, try simple landscaping rocks from the home building store. I'd bet you could even find a great one while on a walk :) A Dremel tool can be purchased online or at big box stores. They start at less than $20 and are a great tool to have around.
Here's the other items you'll need:
Dremel 7700-1/15 MultiPro 7.2-Volt Cordless Rotary Tool Kit
drill bit (usually included if you have the drill kit)
marker or chalk
safety glasses (there will be dust and possibly fragments)
Ready? Let's get started. Choose the sentiment you want forever carved in stone. Write it on the stone with the marker or chalk to get the placement and size right. I chose a silver Sharpie so that it would blend with the color of the rock. You want to use something that won't be seen afterwards.
|(sorry for the fuzzy phone pic...daughter needed her camera for a wedding!)|
Don't worry, even going slowly, this craft only took me a few minutes to complete. Take a look at the ones I created...all in less than 30 minutes!
I'm pretty excited with how well these turned out. I think they would make a great gift for anyone but especially for that special guy in your life...a Valentine that's not too frilly or heartsy or red!
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