Laser Cut Acrylic Snowflake Ornaments

Ben Sieber

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Ben Sieber from Epilog Laser
Denver, CO

General Information

With all the different types of acrylic available, it’s easy to see why it’s such a popular engraving material. Not only is it visually appealing, it’s also a very sturdy material that can withstand the hectic pace and activities of the holidays.

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Material Description Price
Blue Glitter Acrylic Sheet

Blue Glitter Acrylic Sheet

Dimensions: 8 in × 12 in, Thickness: 1/8 in

$19.99

White Glitter Flake Acrylic Sheet

White Glitter Flake Acrylic Sheet

Dimensions: 8 in × 12 in, Thickness: 1/8 in

$19.99

$39.98
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1

Getting Started

We used a 50-watt Helix for this project and the settings are included below. Make sure to consult your owner’s manual to determine the correct speed, power and frequency settings for your Epilog Laser system.

Vector Cutting
Speed: 15%
Power: 20%
Frequency: 5000

2

Ornament Type

First, determine which ornament you’d like to create. If you’re doing the 3D ornament, select those objects and send only that job to the laser.
NOTE: Since the thickness of the acrylic can vary, you can resize the interlocking notch space in the 3D design.

For the inlay style, select an acrylic color and send the job to the laser. Send it a second time using a different color acrylic and you can mix and match the colors!

3

Laser Speed and Power

Determine the speed and power settings for your machine and send the job to the laser!

4

Assemble Your Snowflakes

To complete the 3D ornament, simply slide the pieces together in an interlocking fashion.

For the inlay ornament, place the cutout in the base and use a little super glue or acrylic glue around the edges to make sure the cut out stays in place.