DIY automobile art + Dremel trio giveaway


Last week I finished these cute signs for my sons room. Mr. C  is thrilled to now have cars and airplanes hanging on his walls. I had been looking for some automobile art for a few months and never found anything I liked. What’s a girl to do? DIY! :)


Recently I got sent a dremel trio to review. The Dremel® Trio™ is a versatile tool for a variety of useful applications. Use it to Cut. Sand. Rout.™ and more.

We used the dremel to create the wood signs. I already had MDF laying around, so I was able to create a hole for the nail with my trio. If you need to get wood cut, you can head to Lowes and they will cut out the wood for you. They are awesome!

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To get a straight line, lay a piece of tape down on the wood and begin to cut slowly. My husband cut this one. We had fun seeing who could cut a straighter line. Never hurts to have a little contest, right?! ;) The dremel trio really is AMAZING! It can cut through practically anything! It can cut through wood, dry wall, plastic, sheet metal and tile. I also loved using the sander to get the edges nice and smooth. This really is a DIY’ers dream tool! See a fun little video of what it can do here.

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After my boards had been cut and sanded I stained them with a dark walnut. I did this so that the dark would show through when I distressed them later on.

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Then I cut out the design I wanted with my CAMEO. I used the negative space as my stencil. You could create your own stencil with freezer paper as well.

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Next I painted in the negative space using red, green and blue. Once the paint was dry, I distressed them a little around the edges and they were good to go! They are perfect for my son’s room (more pics to come)!

I had a lot of fun playing with my Dremel. Guess what?! Dremel has agreed to give away one to you too! Wahoo!
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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Jayme posted on July 16, 2012 at 8:37 am (#

    LOVE this giveaway!

  2. Jess @ Spool and Spoon posted on July 16, 2012 at 8:59 am (#

    My father in law came over three weekends ago with his brand new dremel to cut a hole for our little kitty’s cat door and I have been drooling over them since. Thanks for hosting this giveaway and for sharing such a cute project. Maybe one day I’ll have a little boy that these would be perfect for. Thank you!!

  3. Heather @ What Does She Do All Day? posted on July 16, 2012 at 8:59 am (#

    They turned out great!!

  4. Lori D posted on July 16, 2012 at 10:22 am (#

    Very cool giveaway! AND love the ease of entering,so user friendly…♥

  5. Dollie posted on July 16, 2012 at 11:02 am (#

    These turned out adorable!

  6. Stefanie posted on July 16, 2012 at 12:14 pm (#

    These are so cute!!! I love the ideas you have on here! Its really inspired me to do some fun stuff to my kids’ rooms!

  7. Suzy Hill posted on July 16, 2012 at 1:39 pm (#


  8. arkansastransplant posted on July 16, 2012 at 5:39 pm (#

    Look this as you can use a dremel in so many ways in crafts.

  9. Penny Harrison posted on July 16, 2012 at 6:25 pm (#

    I have just started my own “tool box” and would love this tool to put in it. It is awesome and your projects are so darn cute! TFS

  10. Shirley Lupton posted on July 17, 2012 at 7:21 am (#

    I would really love to win this giveaway. A lot of our tools were lost in a flood we had and we are trying to build up our tool selection. Thanks for sharing.

  11. sandi h posted on July 17, 2012 at 7:37 am (#

    the dremel looks like it would be so handy

  12. Ashton posted on July 17, 2012 at 8:24 pm (#

    Too cute Jamielyn!

  13. Oisha Hicks posted on July 18, 2012 at 3:20 am (#

    One time I have fun with Dremel so I want to get this one. I love this one and I wish I can get it.

  14. Nan @ Playful Decor posted on July 20, 2012 at 6:50 pm (#

    Ha! I found 2 of your posts in the same day! How about that! WOuld love to add this to the accessories section on my blog – email me a quick OK and I’ll let you know when its up – PlayfulDecor (at) gmail (dot) com. talk soon! Nan

  15. Kylie posted on July 21, 2012 at 5:46 pm (#

    love these cute signs!! awesome idea!