Have you ever wondered how to make wooden ornaments with a laser machine? Or maybe you have a cutting machine that can also handle thin wood and you’re wondering if you can make your own wood ornaments.
I am here to show you just exactly how easy it is to make your own ornaments with some thin wood. You’ll even get a free file so that you can use it to make your own cute ornament.
What Christmas tree is not complete without a wide variety of ornaments? Wouldn’t it be special to make something for someone that they add to their tree year after year?
Christmas ornaments are so much more than just Christmas decorations. They represent memories, peoples’ personalities, important life moments, and so much more. Getting to be a part of that is so special.
What Does the Free Ornament Cut File Look Like?
In this post, you can get the free cut file you see above! It’s a Santa Tracker ornament that you can scan the QR code on to take you to the Santa tracker website. It is seriously so much fun!
Laser Cut Ornaments are a GREAT Small Business Opportunity
Laser cut ornaments continue to be a popular seller before and during the holiday season. People are always looking for personal gifts that are unique.
They would be a wonderful addition to any laser cutting company. They are seriously a great way to make additional income at Christmastime (and we can all use all of the income we can get during such an expensive time of year).
Wood ornaments are easy to personalize so that they become unique to the recipient. Plus, the ideas for what types of ornaments to make are endless.
How Do You Make Wooden Ornaments with a Laser?
Watch the youTube video below for how to make the wooden ornaments. Or, read the written directions.
Written Directions for using an xTool Laser Machine
- Place your wood within your laser machine. Make sure to use clips to secure it down.
- Download the free ornament files.
- Open your laser machine program (for me, it is xTool CreativeSpace).
- Open the file that is compatible with your laser software. For fellow xTool users, that would be your xTool file. For most others, it would be the SVG file.
- Click on the red lines (cut lines) and set the cut setting based on the material you will be using.
- Click on the black lines (engraving lines) and set the engrave settings based on the material you will be using.
- Send the file to process.
- Click start on your machine.
- When the machine is complete, clean off any reside.
How Can you Get the Free Download?
If you are already a free Mom Envy club member, you can click here to access the members-only page to download your free files.
Don’t worry, you can still get the file for free! Just click here to sign up by email for our free Mom Envy club. You’ll gain access to hundreds of freebies including lots of SVG files.
Use the xTool P2 Laser for All of your Laser Needs
The xTool P2 is a great laser machine for small businesses. Unlike the xTool M1, it is geared more toward small businesses rather than hobbyists and crafters.
The P2 has a much larger bed for cutting larger projects (like wood Christmas decorations and signs!) The bed size is 26.8″ by 14.2″
Plus, it’s 55W power makes it incredibly fast, up to 600 mm/s. It has not one, but 2 cameras that are 16 mp making them extremely accurate.
Since it is a CO2 laser, it can cut clear acrylic with ease. Clear acrylic is a wonderful material for ornaments – paired with wood, you can make some really interesting designs.
If you want to learn more about the amazing xTool P2, click here to read my review and full description of all that the machine can do.
Save an Extra $80 with My Special Mom Envy Coupon Code!
xTool has been gracious enough to give me my own coupon code for my readers!
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Right now, xTool is running a Valentine’s Day sale on their machines. Craft By Heart. Love Beyond Words
From February 5, 2024-February 16, 2024 you can get up to $1658 off
Does the Free File Come with a Free Commercial License?
No, it does not. It is for personal use only. But, you can purchase a commercial license for only $5! Click here to purchase a commercial license for the Santa Tracker ornament.
Where Can I Sell Wood Ornaments?
You can sell wood ornaments in online shops like ETSY or your own shop through a site like Shopify. Or, you can stick to local options and sell through Facebook Marketplace, online local selling groups, farmers markets, craft fairs, flea markets, inside of a small shop, whole sale opportunities, Christmas markets, and more.
An ornament like this design is great to take to a craft fair because it needs no personalization.
What Kind of Wood is Best for Wood Ornaments?
It is honestly a personal preference and also will depend on the job. Some common wood types for ornaments are:
- maple plywood
- birch wood
How Thick Should the Wood Be?
I used 3 mm basswood when I created this ornament. But, I suggest using:
3 mm or 1/8 inch wood – especially when layering
6 mm or 1/4 inch wood – works well if you aren’t layering, if you are layering, it can become too thick
Where Can I Buy Wood?
Look, I normally would say just add it to your Amazon Shopping List because they make it so easy. But, your best bet, is to find a craft supplier that sells wood.
You can find them on ETSY and within craft groups on Facebook. For some of them, you can even get some sample requests to try just small pieces of their material.
How Do You Remove Burn Residue on Wood
If you have any burn residue left on your wood, you can use a baby wipe to quickly and easily clean it up so that it looks fresh and crisp. Just make sure to do it right after and let it dry before doing any sort of staining or painting.
Can you Use Vinyl Instead?
Sure, if you don’t have a laser cutter, you can use a craft machine like a Silhouette Machine, Cricut, or even an xTool M1 to cut vinyl for the design to adhere it onto a plain flat, circular ornament.
You could also use vinyl to create a stencil to paint the design onto a wood ornament. No matter what way you make your ornament project, it’ll turn out great.
What File Types are Included?
You’ll get multiple file types included in the download. They include:
- xTool CreativeSpace file
- SVG file
- Silhouette file
- PNG file
- JPG file
Copyright MOM ENVY 2023. Files may be used for personal use only. Commercial licenses may be purchased for SVG and Silhouette cut files. Click here to purchase a commercial license for a file. No commercial use is available for printables. Files may not be directly shared within Facebook groups, on websites, or in any other way. A link to the web page to download the files may be shared as well as one photo. The file may not be printed and then sold (including local yard sale sites and groups or at local craft fairs). The images may not be used in any way other than to share with a link to the original web page.