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6 Best Laser Cutter Projects Easy Enough for a Beginner

Beginner laser projects

Beginner Laser Project #1: State Cut Out

People love to represent where they call home. This simple wood cut out is easy enough for any beginner laser user and could be used to create holiday ornaments, promotional items, and personalized home decor.

Simple State Cutout

Once you learn to laser cut and engrave wood using any of the US State files here, a whole new world of opportunities opens up for objects large to small!

Beginner Laser Project #2: Leather Bookmark

Leather is a fairly cheap material that can be easily transformed into something priceless by adding a laser engraving. You can also easily cut leather (and many other fabrics!) with your AP Lazer, making these bookmarks a fun and simple first project to create.

Leather Engraved Bookmark

These leather bookmarks can be personalized with quotes, names, and other artwork to make them one-of-a-kind for any book lover in your life.

Wouldn’t these would make a great gift for teachers?

Beginner Laser Project #3: Insulated Tumbler

Stainless steel tumblers are already very popular among buyers, why not take them up a notch by adding unique personalization to them!

Engraved Tumbler

Many of our current customers are having a lot of success selling stainless steel tumblers since you can add just about any custom artwork to them. They make the perfect product to add to your line up.

This project is a perfect beginner project to work on if you want to get comfortable using the rotary device, which makes it possible to engrave on curved objects.

To achieve the look in the image above, you’ll need to make sure the tumbler you choose to engrave is powder-coated since a c02 laser won’t leave a mark on bare metal unless a marking compound like CerMark is used.

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Beginner Laser Project #4: Home Plaque

Slate is one of the easiest materials to engrave and achieve great results, which makes it a great project for beginner laser engravers.

Check out this article about engraving slate if you want to dig deeper into this natural material.

Engraved Slate Home Plaque

We offer a wide variety of slate products in our shop, so stock up and create things like housewarming gifts, pet memorials, home decor, and more!

You won’t be disappointed with the results!

Beginner Laser Project #5: Moon Tile

Like slate, granite is also a fairly easy material to work with. Granite has is known for its elegance and durability and is used in various industries, most common for countertops and memorials. You can use AP Lazer to engrave the surface of the granite, resulting in a high-quality engraving with depth and clarity.

Granite Moon Tile

Although AP Lazer was designed to handle large objects like granite memorials, don’t let that scare you away from working with the material. You can create things like awards, decorative pieces, pet memorial tiles, and more.

Beginner Laser Project #6: Pint Glass

And, we’ve saved the best for last. End your day of practicing with these beginner projects with a nice, cold beverage!

Glass is another material that is easy to engrave, and it’s perfect for so many occasions. You can engrave wine glasses, glass casserole dishes, and with AP Lazer’s open architecture design, you can even engrave huge objects like doors and windows!

Ready to get started engraving?
Download the files for the projects highlighted in this article right here!
Happy lasering!


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