Engraving a surface can be a beautiful alternative to painting. The result is more subtle and wont disappear by wear and tear as easily as paint will. Also, almost every surface can be engraved such as wood, plastics, glass and even textiles! There are many different tools you can use in order to engrave and in this video from Make: the Dremel tool is covered. If you don’t have a Dremel but something similar, don’t worry, it will probably work just as well.