Learn how to create this modern advent wreath using our popular acrylic and MDF laser engravable material.


Preparation

Required material:

  • 3 half sheets (606 x 606 mm) of TroGlass or acrylic of any colour and thickness
  • 1 sheet (1220 x 600 mm) of MDF of any thickness
  • Superglue
  • Candles and decoration

Machine used:

You can use any machine from our SP Series for this sample. If you want to use a Speedy 360 or Speedy 300, please adapt the cutting files accordingly. The sheets should have a height of minimum 345 mm.

Important:

  • To cut the MDF, please use the aluminium cutting grid table.
  • To cut the acrylic, we recommend using the acyclic grid cutting table to prevent reflections from the laser beam

Step by Step

Step 1: Import /create design template

Firstly, you need to import our design template into your chosen graphics program. Alternatively, you can create your own design. The design we created allows you to produce two advent wreaths in one cutting step. 

Important:

Please ensure that you cut all 5 files out of the acrylic. These files differ by the position of the circles for assembly. This will ensure that the single elements do not sit exactly above each other, but instead they are slightly angled.

Page 6 of the file is for the MDF.

Print settings:

process mode resolution cut line
Standard 500 dpi none
halftone others
colour enhanced geometries 
inner geometries first

Step 2: Laser process

Place the MDF into the laser and cut out the template. Once finished, put the first acrylic sheet into your laser and ensure that the rest of the table is covered. This will maximise the exhaust power. Remove the protection foil once the laser process is complete.

Laser Parameters Acrylic 3 mm

colour process power (%) speed (%) ppi/HZ
red cutting CO2 100 0.9 1000
passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on 0 -

Laser Parameters MDF

colour process power (%) speed (%) ppi/HZ
red cutting CO2 100 0.5 1000
passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on 0 -

We used the standard laser parameters from JobControl®, which are optimised for quality. If you would like to download the parameters, click here.


Step 3: Post-processing

In order to assemble the advent wreath, simply position the individual elements in any order you wish. The small circles are positioning guides and they take the pins of the candle holders. We fixed the pieces together with a silver band and candle holders. You can also use acrylic or superglue.

Now the fun part begins - decorate the wreath with any items you like!


Inspirations

  • In order to refine the uppermost ring, have a go at adding personalised engravings.