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2024 Spring DIY: Laser Cutting Wooden Birds & Dove Cash Gift Holders - Family Craft Projects with Creatorally


As the gentle warmth of spring's sunshine spreads across the landscape, inviting us to revel in the lively ambiance of nesting birds, consider an engaging project: crafting wooden birds to infuse your home with the essence of spring. This delightful craft is not only simple and straightforward but also serves as a wonderful activity for both parents and children, enhancing the joy of family bonding.

Begin by sourcing some poplar plywood, a popular choice due to its smooth texture and ease of workability. A thickness of about 4 millimeters is ideal. For those seeking a flawless finish, lightly sanding the wood with 120-grit sandpaper can give your wooden bird a more polished appearance. Additionally, gather some standard adhesives and wires to secure the bird's legs, ensuring it stands stably.

In terms of tools, a laser cutter is incredibly efficient for precisely carving out the bird's silhouette. Prepare your design files, load them into a program like Lightburn, adjust the settings, and watch as your bird takes shape. If a laser cutter is not available, a jigsaw or coping saw can be used as an alternative. For a more refined finish, consider sanding the bird models before painting.

When it comes to painting your bird, arm yourself with a paintbrush and some acrylic paints. Remember to thoroughly mix the paints for even application. This stage is perfect for involving children, allowing them to explore their creativity while learning about different bird species. Once the paint dries, you’re ready for the next step.

To attach the legs, use a drill press to create suitable holes in the bird's body. Cut the pre-prepared wires to the desired length and glue them into the holes. A strong adhesive like super glue is recommended for a secure hold. Once the glue dries, you can display your bird wherever you wish, be it on your desk, windowsill, or nestled in a flowerpot, adding a charming touch of spring to your space. You can also use string to hang the birds in various spots. This project is an excellent way to enjoy crafting with your family and bring a cozy, spring atmosphere into your home.

Colorful wooden birds project by laser engravers

Moreover, Creatorally introduces a creative concept, "The Dove Cash Gift Holder." This craft ingeniously transforms a money gift holder into an elegant dove shape, a choice inspired by the dove's symbolism of love and peace. This design choice not only enhances the aesthetic appeal but also adds meaningful depth to the craft. It's an easy-to-create, charming addition to occasions like weddings, birthdays, or anniversaries – events that resonate deeply with themes of love and harmony. When painted beautifully, this dove-shaped holder becomes not just a gift container, but a special token for heartfelt expressions, perfectly embodying the spirit of the occasions it celebrates. To explore this project, visit here 2 Style dove cash gift holder hanging laser cutting file.

2 Style dove cash gift holder hanging laser cutting file by Creatorally

Don't forget to subscribe to Creatorally for more creative ideas and technical guidance. Share your creations with us in the comments section or via email at We eagerly await to see every unique bird creation, embodying the vibrant spirit of spring.


It seems too simple, but luckily I still have some wood leftover from the last purchase at CreatorAlly. It’s perfect for making this spring decoration.


That sounds like a great idea, it sparked my interest too. I’ll go give it a try.

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