Are you looking for ways to bring 3D printing into your Christmas celebrations? Then look no further. In this article we will show you the top 10 3D printed Christmas decoration ideas – all the way from Christmas tree ornaments to gift wrapping inspiration.
1. 3D Printed ‘Santa’ Grumpy Cat
A purr-fect decoration for the Scrooge in your life. Designed as a Christmas tree ornament, this 3D printed grumpy cat designed by Matt Bagshaw has a hole in the collar to thread ribbon or a hook through. Also makes a fun tree topper! You can get this 3D print from Matt’s shop right here on i.materialise.com.
2. Quin Christmas Tree Ornament
The ‘Quin’ is a stunning geometric 3D print designed by Bathsheba Grossman. Here, it’s sized to be an ornament for a Christmas tree. This 3D print is available at Bathsheba’s shop on i.materialise.com.
3. Labyrinth Gift Box
It might look less Christmassy but it’s all the more fun. The Labyrinth Gift Box by Robert will make wrapping and un-wrapping your gifts more challenging: “Time for Christmas, time for a less boring package for the cash my nephews will get. Last year it took them all of 5 seconds to get at their cash, this one will take them longer. There’s only one correct path and I tried to make it so that it’s easy to slide past the correct exits. Time will tell if it’s effective!” You can download the STL file (and customize the model if you want to) here.
4. Lockable Present Ornament
If you think the previous design looked too geeky then maybe you will prefer this one. The ‘Lockable Present Ornament’ was designed by the MIND Research Institute. It’s a gift box and a lockable tree ornament at the same time. You can download the 3D files here.
5. 3D Printed Bird Nest
6. Pixel Star Tree Topper
Every Christmas tree needs a tree topper – so why not make it a 3D printed one? Gustav Knape designed a retro pixelated star to decorate your tree. You can download the 3D file here. You can also download it as a tree ornament here.
7. Lego Christmas Sweater
Dorky Christmas sweaters are not just for humans. With 3D printing they also come to toys and figurines. Michael Curry, for example, created Christmas sweaters for your LEGO figures. You can download the designs here.
8. Space Invader Ornaments
Jeremy Peterson designed simple ornaments that will make your Christmas tree stand out: “I am a big fan of making Christmas gifts wherever possible. Last year these Space Invaders-inspired Christmas tree ornaments were one of the most popular things I made. It was a fun project and easy to execute.” Download your 8 bit space invader design here.
9. 3D Printed Silver Pendant
The ‘Reach the Stars Pendant’ by Loupgarou was inspired by a fairy tale the designer read in his childhood and illustrates an endeavor to reach for a star. Loupgarou’s beautiful design can be ordered here as 3D print in sterling silver with a high-gloss finish. Learn more about 3D printing silver items here.
10. 3D Printed Frost Jewelry
Czech jewelry brand blueberries creates outstanding 3D printed rings, pendants and earrings. In 2015 they launched their ‘Frost’ collection – jewelry inspired by ice and winter. You can learn more about the designers and collection in our blog post here.
Get Your Design for Christmas
Please make sure to remember the following production times when ordering your 3D prints:
- Silver 8-15 business days
- Steel 12-16 business days
- Gold 10-13 business days
- Brass 13-15 business days
- Bronze 10-14 business days
- Copper 13-15 business days
- Titanium 15-20 business days
- HD Steel 12-16 business days
- Polyamide as of 6 business days
- Alumide 8-13 business days
- ABS 8-13 business days
- Paintable Resin 8-13 business days
- Transparent Resin 8-13 business days
- HD Resin 8-13 business days
- Prime Gray 8-13 business days
- Ceramics 15-10 business days
- Multicolor 10-15 business days
- Wood 13-15 business days
- Rubber-Like 8-13 business days