paper house laser cut

Christmas Village

Step by step guide

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The dining table is one of the key parts of the Christmas celebration, and in this tutorial we show you how to create a paper village to use as a centrepiece during the festive season.


Preparation

Required material:

Paper 160gsm in
- white
- green
- black

Glue

Trotec laser used: 

  • Speedy 360
  • 80 watts
  • 1.5 inch lens

Step by Step

Step 1: Your graphics

Import the “Christmas Village” file consisting of 6 tabs into your regular graphics software. Each tab will form a different part of your village: houses, roofs and trees. We have used white paper for houses, black for roofs and green for trees.


Step 2: Parameters

We have used a Speedy 360 (80 W) for cutting 160-g paper. Place the paper into the machine, then use the following laser parameters:

Laser Settings

Kiss-cut: Power: 9% - Speed: 2% - Frequency: 1000 Hz -
Air Assist: ON - Z-Offset : 1.5
Cutting 1: Power: 9% - Speed: 2% - Frequency: 1000 Hz -
Air Assist: ON
Cutting 2: Power: 20% - Speed: 2% - Frequency: 1000 Hz -
Air Assist: ON


Step 3: Assembling the pieces

Once the paper is cut, remove the various parts from the working table and assemble them. When building a house, fold and glue the walls, then add the roof once the glue has dried. To create the trees, simply combine the two parts.


Step 4: Tips & Tricks

  • For optimal and precise focusing, we have used the ultrasonic technology of the Speedy 360.
  • Use a black base to make the village stand out
  • To illuminate the interior of houses, place a small LED candle inside
  • To create a winter effect to your village you can add artificial snow to the ground and rooftops