Step 1: The Problem
I wanted trophies for my FLL team, but I didn't have the time or the money to buy them. But never fear, I am a member at Techshop where there is a laser. First step was to do the design in Corel Draw. Second step was to make the trophies on the laser. I had some mirrored acrylic that I etched the back off if and it looked sharp.
The acrylic came from http://www.sloanswoodshop.com/acrylic%20sheets.htm