Holiday shopping is something that you either love to do or really dislike doing all together. For many of us, holiday shopping is stressful. It comes with a lot of pressure that we would prefer to avoid if possible.
However, for those of us that own CNC machines, we can do our holiday shopping from the comfort of our machine.
In recent years, the concept of DIY has really taken off. DIY is an abbreviation for “do it yourself.” Many people are starting to create and craft the perfect gift rather than shop for hours and return home empty-handed. People that own CNC machines can create DIY gifts that will blow any store purchased gift out of the water. People will love knowing that it was created especially for them and it will give the gift significant sentimental value.
We recently came across a video of someone that made holiday gifts for their whole family using their CNC machine.
The Youtube user created 13 customized wooden breakfast plates for each member of their family in under ten minutes. They didn’t have to face any malls, boutiques, or department stores. They just used their CNC machine resulting in a thoughtful and handmade gift.
Many people have also been creating snowflakes using their CNC machine, for both decorations and holiday gifts.
Using a thick white plastic, they were able to cut out multiple snowflakes using their CNC router. The plastic was a quarter-inch thick and it only took the CNC machine two passes to cut through, resulting in a flawless snowflake.
To create the shape of the snowflake they used Snowflake 2.0, which is a special application that allows you to draw and design snowflakes and save them in a PDF format. If you search the internet, there are plenty of programs that will generate snowflakes and allow you to custom design them.
Other homemade CNC machine gifts that have been popular over the years include jewelry boxes, coasters, wooden signs, ornaments, and even picture frames.
Have you ever used your CNC machine to create holiday gifts for your loved ones? We would love to hear about it.
We believe the best holiday gift you can give is a CNC Machine from CNC Masters but creating gifts using your CNC machine is a pretty incredible alternative.