This Wooden Pumpkin Lantern is one of the free project downloads you can make on your xTool M1!
One of the coolest things about xTool is the library full of free projects! Users and official xTool upload projects for you to choose from. I found this pumpkin lantern in the project library and knew it would be perfect for my harvest tablescape.
Materials needed for Wooden Pumpkin Lantern
- xTool M1 10W
- 3mm basswood
- Hot glue/hot glue gun
- Small greenery wreath
- Wired jute twine
- Battery operated tea light
Open xTool Creative Space (XCS). In the upper right hand corner, click xTool Projects. Scroll down to the xTool Exclusive Projects and click see more. Scroll through the library and choose the Pumpkin Candle Holder. When you open the project, it will give you the option to open in XCS or download the file. I opened it in XCS. The instructions for assembly are included.
(Since this project was made for a P2, you will need to click the connect machine option in the upper right hand corner to adjust to the M1.)
Load your basswood into the M1. Be sure to place on top of the triangle prisms. Close the lid to refresh the image on your canvas. Size the project to your real time material image. Check to be sure your settings are as follows…
Click on the image and check that “cut” is selected for your image. Once you have it set as you want it, click “process” and then click “start”. Press the flashing button on the front of your M1 to begin laser cutting your wooden pumpkin lantern.
Cutting time was a little over 18 minutes.
The machine will beep when cutting is complete. Open lid and remove the wood.
Carefully punch out the cut pieces of the wooden pumpkin lantern.
I find it easiest to use a little bit of hot glue on each piece when assembling. Otherwise, the pieces do not stay in place and makes it difficult to put together. Assemble according to instructions that were listed in project library.
Once assembly was complete, I added a piece of wired jute twine and some greenery to the stem of the pumpkin lantern. Place on a small wreath and add a battery operated tea light and you have the perfect centerpiece for Thanksgiving!
I absolutely love how this Wooden Pumpkin Lantern turned out and cannot wait to show it off this fall.