diy lasercut Christmas tree

Laser Cut Holiday Decor: Wooden Christmas Tree with Acrylic Ornament

Request a demo

In this tutorial, you will learn how to laser cut wood and acrylic to create your own beautiful holiday décor. With the free template available for download below, you will be ready for the festive season in just a few simple steps!


Application preparation

Materials required:

Machine Used:

  • Speedy 360
  • 80 Watt
  • 2" Lens
  • Honeycomb cutting table- used for cutting the TroWood tree
  • Acrylic cutting grid table- used for cutting the TroGlass ornament

Any of the Speedy series or other Trotec CO2 laser systems would be suitable for processing this application.

Tip:

This application can be customized to your specifications in an endless amount of textures and color configurations. Consider using any of the other options from the TroWood collection or your favorite color from the wide assortment of offerings in the TroGlass series. This will allow you to tailor the application to your own personality or provide your customers with even more individuality and flexibility.  


Step by Step

Step 1: Design

Create your own preferred design or take advantage of our complimentary template. Once you have determined which file will be used, send the graphic to the laser cutter using the following recommended print settings:

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 500dpi None
Halftone Others
Color Optimal geometries, inner geometries first

Tip:

To ensure that the tree is able to stand upright without any issues, make sure to properly measure the base thickness in advance and verify that it is appropriate for your specific tree. We recommend starting with a cutting gap of roughly 0.2mm when using a 2” lens.


Step 2: Laser engrave and cut the tree stand

Laser parameters will vary depending on the laser machine being used as well as the available power, but we recommend using the following parameters for this step:

Laser Parameters Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Engraving Black Engrave CO2 50 50 500
Cutting Red Cut CO2 95 0.8 1000
Laser Parameters Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Direction Advanced
Engraving 1 On +4mm Down -
Cutting 1 On - - -

Tip:

To achieve a greater contrast during the laser engraving process, lift the Z-Offset to around +4mm.


Step 3: Ornament

Use our complimentary design and template, or create your own unique design. Once you have determined which file will be used, send the graphic to the laser cutter using the following recommended print settings:

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 500dpi None
Halftone Others
Color Optimal geometries, inner geometries first

Step 4: Laser cut the ornament

Send the laser parameters for the ornament to the machine, but please note, the required settings will vary by laser manufacturer as well as the systems available power.

Laser parameters: Cutting 

Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Red Cut CO2 50 0.2 5000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Direction Advanced
1 On 0 - -

Step 5: Assemble the Christmas tree

Position the body of the tree into the base plate and hang the ornament from the tree branch using your hook. Once assembly is completed, you can now enjoy your beautiful and festive holiday décor!


Trotec consumables: High-quality materials manufactured for superior cutting, marking and engraving

Trotec’s collection of engravable wood materials are specifically developed for laser processing, making them the ideal solution for a wide range of applications. Offered as solid wood, real wood veneer panels, as well as plywood and MDF, TroWood allows for fine detailed engraving as well as beautiful cutting with your laser system.


Additional inspiration for this application

This application can be made in nearly endless sizes and color combinations, as well as be decorated with different ornaments and other holiday décor. Your creativity is limitless!



Trotec Product Recommendations