Whether you're a hobbyist you're looking to ramp up your pro laser cutting skills; there's plenty of inspiring ideas out there to keep you busy. And while there's too many to count, we've prepared a list of some of our favourite ideas. It's time to wipe the dust off that machine of yours and put it to good use (get our your creativity hat, too).
Things to make with a laser cutting machine
A funky clock
If you're the kind of person that likes something unique when it comes to interior design, laser cutting lets you create clocks that are definitely one-of-a-kind. You don't even have to be a full-blown professional either, as there are so many ways you can do this. One of our top picks is to create a geometric-inspired clock made from trapezoid shapes and utilising natural wood.
Imagine you’re planning a wedding or a big event and need something to top off your tables. Creating cork coasters with monograms of your guests’ names on them is the perfect way to give them a sentimental gift for the occasion, as well as create a cost-effective decoration. You don’t have to use these for personal events either; they’re also ideal for business-related contexts where branding might be on your list of priorities.
Yes, you can even use your laser cutter to create absolutely stunning works of art. Using petal shapes and flowers, these are best cut from a white card of around 270gsm and placed on a plain white background.
Tip: Search for paper art on Pinterest for some incredible designs.
Geometric wall art
Just like the clock we had in mind, you can create edgy wall art by using geometric shapes cut with your machine. Lay them out to make stag heads and other animals for Scandinavian-styled piece of art that you can stick up anywhere around your space. We recommend using matte black acrylic to do this.
The perfect mirror
Want a mirror in a specific shape or design? Cut one yourself. Easy. Think the shape of your country, an animal, pattern or something you don’t often come across. A great way to do this is by keeping the overall theme of your room in mind.
A big trend right now, using wood to create jewellery pieces is the ultimate way to create your own unique look. Geometrics are the way to go, or you can get creative with other shapes like diamonds and clean-lined leaves.
What are your favourite ways to get creative with your laser machine?
Think you might just pick a laser printer up for yourself now that you’re packed full of inspiration? Get in touch with the Spectrum team now on (03) 9763 5700. We can help you discover the right make and model for you, and provide you with reliable advice.