DIY laser cut christmas tree

Laser Cut Holiday Decor: Wooden Christmas Tree with Acrylic Ornament

Create a unique Christmas decoration out of wood, complete with an acrylic bauble! Download your templates and instructions here, and be ready 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:

Why not use different wood styles from the Trotec Laser wood range, or different colours from the TroGlass range. This way 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

Create your own design or use our template. Send the graphic to the laser with the following print settings:

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

Tip:

In order for the tree to hold well after cutting the base plate, simply measure the thickness of the wooden plate in advance. 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 enter the 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:

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


Step 3: Bauble

Use our template and design, or why not create your own? Send the graphics to the laser machine with the following print settings:

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

Step 4: Laser process the bauble

Send the parameters for the bauble decoration 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

Place the tree in the base plate, and hang the bauble with the hook from the tree branch. You now have your own festive decoration!


Why are Trotec materials perfect for this application?

The engravable wood range from Trotec is specifically developed 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

Try making the tree in various sizes and colours, and decorate with different baubles or decorations. There are no limits to your creativity!



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