Have a go at creating this fun and modern advent wreath using our hugely popular acrylic and MDF 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:

For this application you can use any machine from our SP Series. 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:

  • Use the aluminium cutting grid table to cut the MDF
  • We recommend using the acrylic grid cutting table when cutting the acrylic material in order to prevent reflections from the laser beam

Step by Step

Step 1: Import design

You can use the template we have provided or, alternatively, you can create your own. The design we have created enables you to produce two advent wreaths in one cutting step, saving you both material and time. Then, import the design into your chosen graphic program.

Important:

It is important that you cut all 5 files out of the acrylic material. These files differ slightly by the position of the circles, thus ensuring that the single elements sit at a slight angle when placed on top of each other.

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 machine and proceed with cutting the template. Once finished, position the first acrylic sheet into the laser. Ensure that the rest of the table is covered so that the power of the exhaust is maximised. Once the laser process is complete, you may proceed with removing the protective foil.

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 -

Our standard laser parameters from JobControl®, which were used for this DIY project, are optimised for quality. To download the parameters, click here.


Step 3: Assembly

To assemble the advent wreath, you can position the individual elements in any order you prefer. You will notice the small circles on the cut-outs. These are positioning guides and can also be used for the candle holders. We fixed the pieces together with a silver band and candle holders. Alternatively, you can also use acrylic or superglue.

Now let your imagination run wild and decorate the wreath with any items you like!


Inspirations

Add a personalised touch by engraving the uppermost ring with a special quote or image!