Today I am sharing one of my most fun and favorite DIY Holiday decor items ever! This Carved Wood Tree turned out so beautiful and adds such a unique addition to my holiday decor and today I’m going to share how to make one of your own!
Here are the supplies you’ll need to make this Carved Wood Tree:
- Wood Piece cut into tree shape (mine was about 12″x17″ common board before I cut it)
- dark walnut stain
- fine sandpaper
- Dremel® Micro™ 8050
- paint & brush
First off you’ll take your wood and cut it into tree shape.
Sand down your wood tree and stain it with the dark walnut stain.
At this point you if have a steady hand, you can freehand a scroll design onto the the wood to use as a guide for your Dremel rotary tool. I’m not talented enough to freehand so I cut out a stencil with my craft cutter using vinyl and then applied paint to fill it in.
When the pattern is stenciled, you can use the carving attachment to carve into the wood. This was the fun part, I loved that the Dremel is so light and easy to handle in tight spaces, it also has LED front-end lighting so I could see exactly where I was working to carve. Not to mention it has several power settings so you can find the exact setting that works with your project. Now all you have to do is carve around your patterns.
When you have it all carved, you can use a vacuum or brush to clean off the shavings. Here is your finished product!
I love how it turned out and I couldn’t have done it without the Dremel® Micro™ 8050. I cannot wait to try out some of the other attachments on some future projects here at Blooming Homestead. The Micro 8050 is fully compatible with all Dremel rotary tool accessories , and you can purchase it online or in stores at Home Depot and Lowe’s or at Amazon.com for $89 USD. For more information on Dremel products, project ideas and problem-solving tips, visit www.dremel.com.
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