5 Things you can make with your laser cutter for the Christmas shopping season
Christmas might be four months away, but preparation for the festive season begins early! If you're struggling for ideas on how to put your materials to use, look no further than our guide, where we offer five product ideas and tips for laser processing.
1. Laser leather (PU) gift tags
Use 2-ply synthetic leather sheets to cut and engrave a range of Christmas gift tags for your customers to purchase. Our LaserLeather range is vegan friendly and cuts and engraves beautifully on a laser cutter, leaving a contrast coloured design where engraved.
With 6 different colour combinations available and new colours coming soon, LaserLeather is the perfect material for laser cutting and engraving a range of different products, from fashion accessories to placemats and beyond.
Tip: To add more value, why not include a personalised option?
2. Christmas Rubber Stamps
Rubber stamps are seeing an upsurge as consumers look to be more environmentally friendly and enjoy creating their own gift wraps, tags and greeting cards using recycled materials. Even a simple design for a personalised Christmas postmark stamp can be easily applied to envelopes when sending Christmas cards, adding the personal touch. What's more, laser cutting rubber allows you to create stunning designs with ease.
Trotec's rubber is specially designed for laser processing and is available in 6 colours, giving you a wide range of creative possibilities.
Tip: Festive patterns look great stamped onto brown kraft paper and paper gift tags.
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3. Personalised Advent Christmas Stocking
Nothing quite beats a sackful of goodies, except maybe a personalised one! Using your laser engraver will allow you to easily create a range of different festive designs and to personalise each sack with a specific name.
These days festive stockings are made from a wide range of different fabrics and materials, offering you further scope for personalisation with your laser. If you aren't sure that your material is laserable, we'll be happy to advise!
Tip: Why not engrave Christmas song lyrics to the back to add some extra Christmas magic
4. Laser cut Christmas tree decoration with foil inlay
Experiment with laser cutting wood, acrylic or cardboard and inlaying with self-adhesive foils to add a decorative flourish. Perfect for brightening up your Christmas tree or fireplace, these decorations help you to stand out from the crowd.
Tip: How about Baby's first Christmas, or adding the year to some designs to turn them into keepsakes?
5. Santa Stop Here sign
An essential for all the little elves out there, a Santa stop here sign can be created using a range of different materials. From laser cut wood with a painted finish to a sustainable product such as TroCraft Eco, this application is easy to create and personalise with your laser machine.
Tip: Why not inject some colour and sparkle by decorating with some TroGlass Glitter acrylic with self adhesive backing
Other ideas for your Christmas products you can sell this holiday season
The possibilities for creating festive products and gifts with your laser machine are almost unlimited! As well as our ideas mentioned above, some of the other popular products for the season include:
- Engraved drinking bottles, mugs and hipflasks
- Laser cut Christmas cards
- Christmas nativity scene
- Personalised Christmas gift labels
- Festive cheer bottle presentation box
- Merry Christmas engraved doormat
- Personalised Hessian Santa's sack
- Novelty Christmas laser cut earrings
- Laser cut paper snowflakes for room decoration
- Engraved cheese boards
- A personalised Santa's Christmas Eve plate
What's more, Trotec has a range of different laser tutorials available that showcase the different ways you can use materials, sometimes combining several to create a stand out application, including Christmas decorations.
Check out our application section and for more information on Trotec materials, visit the webshop.