First Time Using the Laser: Etched Wood Photo Ornaments

I got really excited after taking the laser class at Maker Works and decided to try a simple project to start. I didn’t want to worry about dithering photos, so I ran a batch job on all our family photos, putting them through Vector Magic to see which ones converted to single-color vectors the best.

I picked a few of the best ones, added some text in illustrator, and made cut lines for ornaments. Then I got some cherry wood at Woodcraft and sent my files to the laser. Pretty good for a first try!

Laser etched wood wedding photo ornament

Laser etched wood baby photo ornament

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