A few weeks ago we had a special visitor at Hot Pop Factory. Melissa DiRenzo, the creator of the inspiring craft blog The Sweet Escape, was looking for a unique project to feature on the cover of Merry – A Handmade Holiday Guide. Merry is an online magazine that Melissa started last year that is stocked full of inspiring DIY holiday ideas by very innovative people. We love working with makers and were super excited to collaborate on this project.
This was Melissa’s first time laser cutting and so we couldn’t wait to have her in. It’s always fun seeing people’s excitement of how quick and easy it is to bring 2D designs and turn them into 3D objects. For the cover Melissa worked on designs for a wall-mounted deer head as well as some laser cut ornaments to go inside the issue. After they were prepped for the laser cutter we had a blast bringing her festive objects to life. See how the ornaments were made in Melissa’s full blog post.