The holiday season is a very magical time and this CNC project seemed to have a bit of magic of its own to share. This project started out as a very simple set of models to be used to create one specific project.  As we worked on the models and started to use them together we noticed that they were more versatile than we ever first thought.  

Yes they can be combined to make an old fashioned holiday cookie press, like we had first planned, but that's only the start!  How about making a mold to make clay or salt dough tree ornaments?  That would make for a great holiday craft project to keep the little elves in your house busy.  Maybe creating a holiday cutting board or serving tray to display all of your homemade goodies or a party cheese selection?  Oh, and of course a festive door sign, wall plaque or a hostess gift is just a layout away! So many ideas, you just might put old Santa out of business.

Home for the Holidays No.5 - Example No.1.jpg

We have designed a few neat features into this project that will make it even easier to use and reuse.  These features include:
- Mold board has a flat top so it is easy to add models or VCarve.
- There is a spot on the top of the stocking where you can easily VCarve a child's name.
- The assembled layout for this project is set up so that you can easily, in just a few minutes, create a nice holiday decoration with just a bit of VCarving.

Get an early start with the holiday gift making with this CNC project so you won't be caught without a gift for that last minute party invite you're sure to get. 

We created this short video to help get you started with this project. Click the link or image above to view on YouTube.

Do you own or plan to purchase this CNC project and want to follow along with the video?  Here are the 2 DXF files we use in the video demonstration -   

- Mold Board Surface Outline (DXF)
- Stylized Text (DXF)

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Hack this Project!

The "Santa's Magic Key" plaque layout was made using the models from the following CNC projects:

WOW... that's a hack worth making!

The Home for the Holidays No.5 project contains the following models and project sheet.

To get you started on your next weekend project we have included this assembled layout.

Project Sheet - Click to enlarge.

Food for thought.
Ideas for other combinations of this project.

In case you need...

The vector outlines for all of the models in this project you can download them from this link:

DXF - Outlines

In case you wanted to know... 

Font used in the renderings is called - 

  • Juice ITC
  • Century

Font used in the Project Sheet for this project is called - 

  • Juice ITC

Get yourself noticed... you know you deserve it!

Post your finished project in the Vectric User Forum under Vector Art 3D / Design and Make It - Gallery or Email us an image of a project you made that uses one of our projects and a short description (try to include software used, the CNC ,finishing process and a social link... don't forget your name).  

When it gets posted we will be sure to let you know!!!!

Thanks to our customers for these project images!

Thanks Don for sending us this great picture!!!

Thanks Don for sending us this great picture!!!

Fun clay mold perfect for making clay or salt dough tree ornaments.  Fun for all ages!

Thanks Greg for sharing!

Thanks Don for this wonderful interpretation of Hack of the Week No.76!

Thanks Don for this wonderful interpretation of Hack of the Week No.76!

Rebecca, over at Vectric, made this great project hack and blogged about it!

Share an image of a finished project that uses one of our models and get it posted here! WOW!!!! 

Email us!  

This project was created so that Santa's little helpers wouldn't get too stressed during the holiday season!