On this episode of The Atlanta Maker I wait until the last minute to design and print some gift tags using scrap wood leftover from other projects.
You either are the type of person that has all of their Christmas shopping done super early, or you are like me and end up shopping and wrapping right up until the last minute on Christmas Eve.
Since I have a lot of scrap laying around, I decided to make some fun little gift tags. While I’ll be using leftover wood, these might also look good with Acrylic if you have a lot of scraps of that laying around too.
Let’s jump over to Illustrator and make a quick and simple design. And don’t worry, I have all of my fellow procrastinators covered as you can download the file for these from the link in the video description and make your own within minutes.
Remember to set the engrave, score, and cut layers correctly.
You could also add the names here using the Glowforge Premium features if you happen to subscribe to that service. You could even add some of the built-in clip art to make these a little more festive if you wanted.
These cut very quick at 1-2 minutes per gift tag when using medium maple plywood.
These turned out pretty good for just a few minutes in Illustrator and they work well with both 1/8” and ¼” thick scraps.
If you printed these out as generic tags, you may want to give them a quick coat of clear so that a sharpie used to write the names on the tag won’t bleed as much.
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