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175+ Glowforge Projects that You Can Make for Every Season

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Are you looking for Glowforge Projects to make? Look no further, because I have more than 175 Glowforge Projects that you can make ALL year long for yourself or to sell! I have laser project ideas for Christmas, Halloween, Summer, and everything in between. You can make so many different projects with your Glowforge! The options are truly endless. Check out all of my favorite designs and start crafting with your Glowforge today!

175 glowforge projects with laser ready files

What is a Glowforge?

If you’re new to the world of laser cutting, you HAVE to learn about the Glowforge! It is a 3D laser printer or cutter that uses a focused beam of light to cut and/or engrave projects using wood, acrylic, leather, mylar, rubber and more! You can even engrave food and laptops!

I have an entire blog post dedicated to EVERYTHING you need to know before you buy a Glowforge, including how much they cost, which one you should buy, and how you can save $500 on a machine with my affiliate link. Make sure you go read it if you are thinking about buying a Glowforge.

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What Kind of Things Can I Make with a Glowforge?

Well, that’s why you’re here, right? Even though I have owned my Glowforge Pro for almost 2 years, I am always surprised that the wide variety of materials that Glowforge owners use and projects that they create. Here are some of the popular ideas that make great gifts or you can use for your online shops:

  • Earrings
  • Necklaces
  • Signs
  • Ornament
  • Cutting Boards
  • Coasters
  • Kids’ Toys
  • Holiday Decor
  • Keychains
  • 3D Objects

By all means, that list isn’t exhaustive, but they are some of the most popular and best selling items to make with your Glowforge machine.

Can you Make Money with your Glowforge?

You certainly can! Just like any other craft machine, there is the possibility for you to sell the crafts that you make. One thing that I love about the Glowforge is that your finished projects will look SO professional. The machine cuts so precise that you can make detailed handmade goods that people won’t believe you actually made.

Where can you get Glowforge Designs?

Glowforge printers use the SVG (scalable vector graphic) file format, which is the same type of vector file that you use with your Cricut machine or Silhouette Studio. They are set up a little different, however, which is why you should look for “Laser Ready SVG Files” or “Glowforge SVG Files.” Laser ready files will have cut, engrave, and score areas labeled correctly within the file. Laser files that are designed properly should provide a seamless cutting experience.

There are different online sources for laser files:

In my personal opinion, Etsy is a great source of digital files, and is your best bet if you are looking for a particular kind of file. There are some really great designers that sell their designs on Etsy, and I have personally purchased and used some amazing files from there.

Although free designs are a great way to try out your new machine and practice with different materials, you will likely be purchasing files in the lifetime of your Glowforge.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you want to sell the crafts that you make, you need a commercial license to sell the crafts that you make with a laser file. Some files (for free or for purchase) are for personal use only. If files are for personal use only or are trademarked or copyrighted by other company, you can NOT sell the crafts you make with those files. Commercial use licenses will usually be advertised in the Etsy listing, or if you find a file on DesignBundles, limited commercial use is included with your download.

Of course, if you want to have unlimited creative freedom with your projects, you can design your own cut files. Using a program like Adobe Illustrator, you can take your crafts to the next level by creating your own designs for your brand.

150+ Glowforge Project Ideas

Here are some of the best project design files that I have seen. I will keep adding project ideas as I create or find them, so definitely bookmark this post and check back! I have them separated by the following categories (click on the category to head right to that section of the post):


Christmas is a popular category for Glowforge files. Anyone would love a handmade Christmas gift, and these are also popular selling items for craft shows.


DIY Wooden Halloween Sign with Free Home Sweet Haunted Home SVG File

Halloween is personally one of my favorite holidays to craft for – I love to decorate my house for Trick or Treat. I have quite a few free Halloween designs that you can use with various materials.

Fall & Thanksgiving

Autumn is the perfect season to make projects for craft shows. Small businesses thrive off of Fall and Holiday craft shows, and some of my most downloaded craft projects include pumpkins!

School & Teacher

With four kids, I make a lot of back to school items and teacher gifts. This are some of my favorite ideas!

Valentine’s Day

There’s no better holiday to make a homemade gift for your Valentine, or even send Glowforge valentines to school with your kids!


Jewelry such as necklaces, earrings, and bracelets are some of the most popular items to make with a Glowforge Laser Cutter. They use minimal proofgrade materials, which means you can really maximize your profits from one sheet of material.


I personally love keychains, which is why I gave them their own category. I think they make great gifts for people who don’t necessarily wear jewelry. Plus, they are also a great product for using minimal craft supplies.

Spring & Easter

You can create some beautiful home decor projects with your Glowforge. Spring and Easter bring some really cute and colorful crafts!


If you love the beach, mermaids, or summer fun, these Glowforge projects are for you!



Birthdays and other Parties are the perfect time to make some of your own crafts. You can even make large 3D projects like cake stands and cupcake stands!

Wedding & Engagement

Wedding gifts are another popular Glowforge craft category. Signs for wedding venues and engagements are some of the best projects I’ve seen, but another great project is table numbers!

Baby & Nursery

Kids’ Toys & Crafts

This is a category that surprises me all of the time! Some designers must seriously be engineers. I am definitely not capable of designing a whole dollhouse to cut with my Glowforge!

Home Decor

You can really make some of beautiful home decor projects with your laser printer. A lot of these project I put into the other categories, but here are some great “evergreen” or year round decor items that I love. Wall art and 3-tiered trays are definitely the most popular projects in this category.

I hope you found some projects that you love! Feel free to share any other amazing project ideas that you love in the comments!

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175+ Glowforge Projects Ideas with Laser Ready Files

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about charynn


Hi, y’all! I’m Charynn, the owner and designer of Pineapple Paper Co. I’m a mom of four kids (two girls and two boys) living in Pittsburgh. I love hand lettering, anything southern, cocktails, and of course, pineapples! I am excited to share my SVG files, printables, and craft projects with you! The pineapple is a symbol of hospitality, and I welcome y’all to my little corner of the internet. Read more…

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