If you don’t have a chimney, how does Santa get in the house? That was the question I got this year, so naturally, I had to draw up something special for my littles. This magic key gets hung on the outside of the house for Santa on Christmas Eve and his magic will allow him to open the front door with it! Until that faithful night, our key will be an ornament on the tree. I’ve cut these Magic Santa Key’s using my Glowforge and 1/8″ acrylic and you can too. My exclusive snowflake themed cut file is for sale in our shop for only $4.99. The file comes with a commercial license so you can make and sell the keys, just not resell the file. This Mama is looking forward to making some magic in just a few days…
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Colors of Acrylic
I’m pretty much exclusively using the AMAZING cast acrylic from CeruleanTides.com. For these keys I used 1/8″ in the following colors:
- Frosted Green Glass
- Frosted Teal
- Gold Mirror
- Transparent Deep Red
- Translucent Milky White
- Glowforge, all 3 models will work!
- 1/8″ Cast Acrylic
- Festive Ribbon
- Wet Wipes
Download + Upload
Visit our craft file shop to purchase our exclusive, laser ready cut file. Then upload it into your Glowforge dashboard, or other laser software to customize. Along the shank of the key I engraved each family name.
Let Your Glowforge Work It’s Magic
For all the colors of acrylic I used the ProofGrade Medium Blue Acrylic Settings.
Pop Out Pieces
Carefully pop out the S and the C (for Santa Clause) using something pointy.
Carefully Remove The Masking
Wipe Clean With A Wet Wipe
The burn left behind by the laser is there even if you can’t see it. Either wash, or wipe with a wet wipe.
Fill Names With Marker or Paint
On certain colors of acrylic the names won’t stand out so you’ll want to add something to the engraving. The only name I filled was the white key and I used a Gold Sharpie Paint pen before I removed the masking. I let it dry for a few hours and came back to remove the masking.
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DIY Tutorial Credits
Photography + DIY Tutorial + SVG File Design: Jen Causey of Something Turquoise // Save up to $500 on your Glowforge purchase here: Glowforge.com // All Acrylic: CeruleanTides.com // Ribbons: Amazon
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