Create a Personalized Mother’s Day Gift in Less Than 1 hour!

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To reduce the risk of injury user must read instruction manuals for all tools used in this project. Wear eye and respiratory protection. Use clamps to support work piece whenever practical.

Remember the days of handcrafting that scribble and macaroni masterpiece for Mother’s Day? Your mom was always so smitten with your creative gift! A lot has changed since then, but when finding that meaningful Mother’s Day gift, one thing has always stayed true: It is the thought that counts. Show your mom how much you care by creating a personalized gift that she will love to use! It’s time to roll up your sleeves and bring back the handcrafted gift (with an upgrade)! In less than one hour, you can personalize a glass jar using the Dremel Stylo+ for a Mother’s Day gift worthy of proud mom bragging rights!

What you will need:

  • Glass cookie jar
  • Printed design (scaled to size to best fit in the height of the jar)
  • Erasable marker
  • Tape
  • Dremel rotary tool (I used the Dremel Stylo+)
  • Dremel accessory (I used the 953. You can use a grinding stone or diamond wheel point of your preference)
  • Eye protection
  • Respiratory mask


Step 1:

Tape the design to the inside of the jar. Make sure the design is straight and centered.

Step 2:

Trace the design with an erasable marker. (This step is optional, but recommended) I have found it’s easier to etch the design when it is drawn directly onto the surface you’re etching. You’ll notice that the space between the printed design and the glass can cause misalignment when looking at the jar from different angles. If you do trace the design in marker, remove the printed design from the inside of the jar.

Step 3:

Load the accessory into the tool and securely fasten using lock button and wrench, included with the tool.

Step 4:

Put on your safety glasses and dust mask, choose your desired speed (I used 4) and begin to etch the outline using your Dremel rotary tool. The reason I love Stylo+ so much is that the slim design makes it easy to hold and control.

Helpful Hint: Have a paper towel handy to wipe the jar clean as you go; it will remove the dust so you can see the design more clearly

Step 5:

If you have remnants of black marker around your design, simply use paper towel and wipe down to remove. Clean your jar and vacuum your work area to remove any residue.


Final Step:

Fill the jar with something sweet and tell your mom how much you love her.

Let us know what other fun project you think your Mom would love!

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