Become an Affiliate!

Become an Affiliate!

Here at SmartDIYs, we think one of the best ways for new customers to learn about our machines is for them to hear first-hand from other users who love theirs! That's why we're starting our...

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Father’s day gift ideas
Creation Ideas

Father’s day gift ideas

The sun is out and June is here! When the month begins to wind down, though, don’t forget about an important holiday: Father’s Day! We’re here with lots of tips to celebrate Dad on this...

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Glass Etching
Processed Material Examples

Glass Etching

You may think you need to have a CO2 laser in order to etch glass. You’d usually be correct, but today we want to show you another way to etch glass! Today’s tip: using glass...

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Mother's Day Gift Ideas
Creation Ideas

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Time flies, Spring is in full swing, and April is almost over. Coming up just as quickly: Mother's Day! One of the best gifts you can give someone is something personalized just for them! If...

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Free file: a paper flower!
Creation Ideas

Free file: a paper flower!

It’s been a while since we were all given the shelter-in-place orders. Though we must stay inside more than usual, the Spring outside is still beautiful. That’s why we’re introducing our new free file: a...

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Making a Mask
Creation Ideas

Making a Mask

We know right now most people are stuck inside as we try to slow the spread of COVID-19. When you need to go outside, or if you just want help not touching your face, you...

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Intricacy
“Tips” “Tricks” & “Products”

Intricacy

Sometimes, you may hear us say the Etcher Laser and FABOOL Laser Mini are good for “intricate” and “delicate” designs. But what does that really mean? And are there other crafting machines that could do...

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Turning the Clocks
Creation Ideas

Turning the Clocks

Daylight Savings is coming up this Sunday, which means we'll all be changing our clocks. We've actually seen a few users make clocks with the FABOOL and Etcher Laser before, so we decided to try...

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Data Creation
SmartDIYs Creator

Data Creation

If you’ve read some of our previous blogs, you’ll know that we often use computer software like Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, or Inkscape to create data and designs to use with our lasers. However, we...

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Cleaning: The Video
How-To

Cleaning: The Video

This week we made a video to show you how to clean your Etcher Laser! Regularly cleaning is important to keep your laser in top condition! You can read the cleaning instructions, as well as...

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Valentine's Decor and Design Tips
Creation Ideas
“Tips” “Tricks” & “Products”

Valentine's Decor and Design Tips

It's Valentine's Day! That means we're here with a new blog to give you decor ideas and some software tips! Hearts A-Plenty   Paper 3.5W Speed: 500 Power: 100 Times: 1   Maybe you're making...

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Background Removal
“Tips” “Tricks” & “Products”

Background Removal

Today we wanted to do a bit of a software tutorial. Sometimes, you may have a photo you want to engrave, but you only want the main subject (a person, a child, a pet) without...

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