Looking for free houseplant trellis SVG files to use with laser cutting machines? I put together 16 different options you can download and use! These files are for personal use only; they are not for commercial use. Thanks!
16 free houseplant trellis SVG files for laser cutter machines!
Hey everyone! I am super excited to share these SVG files with you all today. When the company xTool approached me to see if I wanted to review one of their M1 machines in exchange for a free machine, I jumped at the chance.
One of the main things I wanted to do was cut wood. And, specifically, play around with plant accessories like small houseplant trellises. And boy did I play around with making houseplant trellises! I put together 16 designs and ended up cutting 6 or 7 of them.
My favorites might be the monstera leaves trellis and the smaller mushroom trellis. I actually cut a few different sizes of the mushroom trellis. That’s the nice thing about SVG files—they are totally scalable to whatever size you want.
So this will be less of a tutorial and more of a freebies post…but I do want to share a few tips for making these trellises if you’re a newbie. Especially if you’re also working on an xTool M1 machine. Here’s what I used for these trellises.
- xTool M1
- 3mm basswood for the moon phase, mushroom, and cat outline trellises
- 3mm black walnut for the butterfly
- 6mm white oak plywood for the monstera leaf
- A clear sealant—I used a FlexSeal rubber sealant coating, but you can use any clear wood sealant
- Black spray paint for the charred trellis
- Exacto knife and blade for the 6mm trellis
And here’s how I used my laser cutter to make small wooden houseplant trellises!
First up—3mm basswood trellises
The first set of trellises I want to talk about are the ones I cut out of 3mm basswood. The very first project I made on my xTool M1 was the little mushroom trellis in this post.
I also cut the moon phase trellis and the kitty cat outline trellis out of the 3mm basswood. Below is a peek at the process. First—a live view of the 3mm basswood in the xTool M1 machine and the mushroom trellis placement.
Then, the cutting process for two of the trellises. These were pretty fast to cut. I didn’t really know what to expect…but I expected it to take like an hour to cut each one. It was under 10 minutes for each one. I used stock xTool 3mm basswood so just went with the default settings.
This cut beautifully! Very minimal scorching and charring from the laser blade. You can see some, but not enough to bother me. and it took only one pass with the laser. Super happy with how these turned out! Have a look below.
Next up—6mm white oak plywood trellises
I said that the monstera leaf trellis was one of my favorites…but that doesn’t mean it was the easiest to cut out! I used xTool’s 6mm white oak plywood, which is obviously double the thickness of the 3mm basswood.
So I figured it would take a lot longer. But I was frustrated to see that there were no recommended settings in xTool Creative Space. So I just kind of…winged it!
I used the basswood settings but revised them to do multiple passes. Honestly, I lost count of how many passes it took to cut through this wood. I had to repeat the cuts several times after they finished and I opened the machine to check how much they had cut through.
Note that I never picked up the white oak plywood—just gently pressed on the cut areas. If I had to guess, I would say it probably took somewhere between 10 and 12 passes. And well over an hour. But…it looks amazing! Doesn’t it?
Of note, I took it out of the machine before it was completely cut through. I then couldn’t line everything back up, so I ended up using a knife to free the last areas it hadn’t cut through. It would have been fine with one last pass.
For more plant-related DIYs, check out my DIY Test Tube Propagation Station post, my DIY Tree Branch Plant Hanger, and my DIY Paver Plant Stand.
And finally—3mm black walnut trellises
And finally, we’ve got the 3mm black walnut trellises. While the black walnut was also 3mm like the basswood, it’s an entirely different wood. Also, I really wanted to test out how the machine performed on a more intricate file.
And my butterfly was an intricate file for sure! I used a butterfly SVG file I shared on my other website to put together a trellis file. And man did this one scorch!
I swear, my sunroom still smells like burnt wood days later despite venting everything out of the slider. You can have a look below—it’s not pretty. It even fried off the poor antennae.
Keep in mind that I am not using air assist on my xTool M1 because it doesn’t come standard. I wish it did because I think that would make a huge difference on these more intricate files.
So, keep that in mind if you’re cutting a more intricate file like this one. If you test it out, I’d love to see it! I was able to easily salvage mine by coating it in black spray paint, and it looks really nice.
Sealing wood houseplant trellises
It’s important to remember that wood will break down eventually in wet soil. To dramatically slow down this process, I recommend coating the front and back of your wood trellises with a clear sealant. Of course, you can also spray paint them.
I’m looking forward to trying out some different materials with these trellises, too. Namely, some opaque colored acrylic when I get the chance! I’m hoping the scorching is less prominent on the more intricate designs.
Want to download the files?
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Here is the link to the Dropbox folder with the files! Enjoy, and I’d love to see what you make.