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Laser Engraving Ideas for Beginners

These laser engraving projects are simple enough for beginners and a great way to add a personal touch to a variety of materials!

If you are new to the popular laser engraving technology of laser cutting machines, you are in the right place. This blog post will show you how laser engraving works, using a high speed laser beam, and features a creative collection of laser engraving ideas for beginners.

Learn how to create intricate designs the easy way!

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Laser Engraver Project Ideas with a Laser Machine

Take ordinary objects to the next level with these amazing laser engraver projects. The best thing is you can use your own designs and the step-by-step instructions to make a great gift for family members, a special occasion, or to decorate your own home.

If you’re considering getting a laser cutter, check out our full review of the xTool M1 Hybrid Laser Engraver and our review of the xTool F1 Portable Laser Cutter and Engraver.

Here are just a few projects you can make that are for all skill levels:

  • business cards
  • shadow box
  • wine glasses
  • key holder and key chains
  • wooden signs and wood engraving projects
  • custom rubber stamps
  • laser cut coasters
  • laser cut chess sets
  • wooden puzzles
  • bamboo bookmarks or laser cut bookmarks

Common Materials for Custom Laser Projects

  • stainless steel tumblers and jewelry
  • all varieties of wood (maple, pine, bamboo and birch)
  • mobile phone cases
  • metal surfaces

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Laser Engraving Ideas for Beginners

Now that we’ve talked a bit about materials you can use with a laser engraving machine, let’s take a look at these fun and unique designs.

Laser Engraving Slate Surfaces

DIY Coaster Box
Danielle from DIY Danielle made beautiful laser engraved coasters along with a matching box to hold them. What a wonderful gift, but you will want to make a set for yourself too!
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Slate Coaster Engraving
Using slate with a laser machine shows how powerful and versatile this machine is. Learn how to engrave intricate designs onto slate coasters. You can upload custom designs to personalize them.
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Slate Coaster Dad Gift
Download our free SVG file to craft sweet coasters for Dad. These are perfect for Father's Day, birthdays or just because.
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Loads of Wood Projects for a Laser Engraver

DIY Dice Box
For a super unique look make a dice card game with a box holder with geometric designs. Pack this for your next family vacation!
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Wood Art Engraving
We love these beautiful wood coasters. They make a great addition to any home and you can add your own custom designs for the perfect gift idea. Coasters are very beginner-friendly and a good way to dip your toes into the wonderful world of laser engraving.
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Sunflower Fall Sign
Learn how to make a unique piece of art for the Thanksgiving holiday season using this free download. Sunflowers are extremely popular and a wonderful way to decorate for the entire fall season.
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Plant Markers
Get all the details to make your own laser engraved plant markers. Follow the detailed guide and get ready to create!
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Coin Holder Wall Display
Make a coin holder wall display for the best way to show off your coin collection. This laser cutter project is quick, easy and fun!
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Laser Cut Wood Sign
Turn a natural material into stunning wall art with a little help from your laser cutting machine. Learn how to make your own laser cut wood sign.
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Engraved Recipe on Platter
Enjoy memorable meals and great conversation starters with a beautifully engraved recipe on a wood platter.
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Engraved Wooden Bookmarks
Experience the power of laser cutters by creating elegant and detailed designs on engraved wooden bookmarks. Use the negative space to make quotes, names or other designs. Use free vector files for tons of project ideas.
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Wood Engravings Tutorial
Add a personal touch to your kitchen with wood engraved cutting boards. Make cooking more stylish and fun!
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Engraved Cutting Board
Add personality and meaning in one with engraved cutting boards! Perfect as practical gifts or stylish kitchen décor.
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Engraved Tie Holder
Laser engraving equipment creates distinctive laser cut projects like this elegant engraved tie holder. Add a family name or monogram for a personalized gift.
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Christmas Ornaments
We used a simple design to make wood slice Christmas ornaments for an excellent gift idea.
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Engraved Wine Charms
Get all the details on the best laser engraver for elegant, small size engraved wine charms. These are such a good idea for your next party or family gathering.
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Metal and Stainless Steel Laser Engraving Projects

Metal Engravings
Here is a great opportunity to create stunning metal engravings with a laser machine! Unleash your creativity and marvel at the final product.
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Engraved Dog Tag
Looking for a great project with a powerful laser machine? Create engraved dog tags for your favorite furry friend. It's quick, easy and fun!
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Engraved Tumbler
Learn the technique on how to make an engraved tumbler with this detailed tutorial. Custom tumblers are extremely popular! Start creating unique personalized gifts for friends and family!
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Engraved Jewelry
Imagine making your own engraved jewelry at home? With this tutorial and your laser cutter you can!
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Laser Engraving Acrylic and Cork Surfaces

Engraved Owl Earrings
We love these sweet little owl earrings. They are easier than you think to make.
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Engraved Cork Coasters
Disney lovers will flip for these adorable engraved cork coasters. They can be made to announce a trip to Disney, or to commemorate a visit. Why not gift them to your favorite Disney lover?
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We hope you enjoyed this collection and are inspired to create your own laser engraving projects! Don’t forget to share your craft projects with us. We really do love to see it. Tag us on Facebook or Instagram so we don’t miss it!

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