Baby's First Christmas Ornament
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Joined Dec 7, '15 

Hi all. I am excited to share a project I completed this week: a ‘Baby’s First Christmas’ ornament for my newest niece.

Over the years I have given a hand painted First Christmas ornament to each of my nieces and my nephew (now totaling 7). The previous ornaments were each painted on a glass ball. They started out with tasteful muted colors, and morphed into super sparkly glitter balls as my own kids got old enough to have input into the design. Thanks to the Glowforge, my newest niece has a one of a kind ornament. (And thanks to my kids’ assistance it is likewise covered in glitter.)

I printed the moon using 1/4" plywood. I used engrave and score functions to add texture to the piece, but a lot of that ended up being covered by the paint. In the future I will engrave more deeply if I am planning to paint (and especially glitter) a piece.

I printed the stars and text in reverse on the back of 1/4" clear acrylic. After a couple of tries I was able to get the two parts to interlock snugly. I had planned to glue them together, but once the wood was painted they fit so tightly that no glue was needed.

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