candle holder made from wood

Laser-Cut Wooden
Tea Light Holder

This playful wooden tea light holder is your ideal gift for Valentine's Day.

Here you can find instructions and template files for laser cutting. If you wish, you can additionally engrave a personal message or a date on the tea light holder. We have used alder wood for this application. If you use a different wood type, you might have to adapt the laser parameters slightly.


Required material:

  • 3 mm alder wood
  • 1 tea light

Used Trotec Laser:

  • Speedy 300
  • 60 watts
  • 1.5 inch lens


  • Use the 1.5 inch lens
  • Use a light and hard wood type to achieve a marked contrast of the cutting edges 

Step by Step

Step 1:

Open the cutting template and send it to the laser. Use the laser parameters indicated below for cutting and engraving. The parameters might vary depending on the laser machine used and its power category.

Laser Settings

Engraving (black) - power: 30 %, speed: 20 %, resolution: 500 dpi, exhaust system: on
Cutting (red) - power: 60 %, speed: 1 %, frequency: 1000 Hz, exhaust system: on, correction: 10 

Step 2:

Once you have cut and engraved the parts you can assemble them.