DIY laser cut christmas tree

Laser Cut DIY Wooden Christmas Tree & Acrylic Tree Decorations

In this DIY we show you how to create your own Christmas tree using wood, and we even show you how to make accompanying tree decorations with acrylics! Download your templates and instructions here, and get into gear for the festive season.


Preparation

Material used:

Machine Used:

  • Speedy 360
  • 80 Watt
  • 2" Lens
  • Honeycomb cutting table for wood
  • Acrylic cutting grid table for TroGlitter

Naturally you can use any machine in the Trotec Laser speedy series to create this decoration.

Tip:

Get creative and try using other types of wood from the Trotec Laser wood range, or experiment with various colours from the TroGlass range. By doing this, you will be able to offer your customers even more individuality and flexibility, with a wide variety of colourful options.


Step by Step

Step 1: Design

Use your own design or feel free to use our templates provided. Upload the artwork to the laser using the below listed print settings:

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

Tip:

To ensure that your tree is well secured to the base plate, simply measure the thickness of the wooden plate prior to cutting, to ensure accurate thickness. As a guideline, you can start with a cutting gap of approximately 0.2mm when cutting with a 2inch lens.


Step 2: Laser process the stand

Now, simply enter the below listed parameter settings. Please note the laser parameters may vary depending on the laser machine used and the power available.

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 create more enhanced contrast in the engraving, lift the Z-Offset to about +4mm.


Step 3: Bauble

Use our template and design, or why not get creative and make your own? Upload the artwork to the laser machine with the below listed print settings:

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

Step 4: Laser process the bauble

Upload the parameters for the tree decorations to the laser machine. Be aware the settings may be different depending on the laser machine used and power available.

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: Construct the tree

Gently insert the base of the tree into the base plate, now you can also hang the tree decorations with the hook from the tree branch. And just like that, you have created your very own festive decorations!


Why are Trotec materials perfect for this application?

The engravable wood range from Trotec is specially designed for laser processing. Both the solid wood or real wood veneer panels, as well as our plywood and MDF materials, allow for fine engraving and a beautiful cut with the laser.

Available soon: Our TroGlitter range provides exciting, glittering surfaces to our acrylic glass offering, making eye-catching products.


Inspiration

Why not try making the tree in different sizes and colours? You could also decorate them with all kinds of different baubles or decorations. The sky's the limit when it comes to your creativity!



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