Christmas 3D Printing Ideas – Ho Ho Ho!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

…and what better way to celebrate than by 3D printing some glorious ornaments and toys!

So, to help you on your way to Christmas glory, we’ve hand-picked some of our favourite designs off Thingiverse for you. Be sure to check out this page on Thingiverse for more great designs which you can 3D print at home.

Snowman, by mjmedien

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Do You Want to Build Print a Snowman?

Nothing screams Christmas quite like a snowman, does it? So go ahead and 3D print your own using Thingiverse user mjmedien’s sweet design, which includes buttons, a carrot nose and a sweet little top hat. Over 100 people have printed this little number with great results – and one person has even merged it with an Alien file, to create an Alien-Snowman hybrid.

Nutcracker, by MakerBot

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Deez nutcrackers. 

MakerBot’s Nutcracker is one of the stand-out Christmas 3D prints for us, thanks to its excellent detail. It will take you some time to print all the parts in those colours (you could always print with a single colour and paint the parts), but afterwards you should have a sweet little soldier for your Christmas tree, or a unique gift for that lucky somebody.

Gingerbread Cookie Cutter, by OogiMe

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Gingerbread cutter

Nom nom nom.

Christmas is… gingerbread. So, rather than buying a gingerbread cookie cutter from a store, why not print your own? OogiMe’s cookie cutter works a treat and is easy-peasy to 3D print. It only takes around an hour to print with a desktop FFF 3D printer, and it will be food safe when printed with PLA or ABS.

OogiMe has also created a Snowman Cookie Cutter, for a little variety.

Lockable Present Ornament, by jijmath

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The gift of giving.

Gift somebody a very special 3D print with this lockable present ornament by jijmatch. The ornament is around half the size of a shoebox, and is printed in two colours: A primary colour for the box, and a secondary colour for the ribbon. The box is lockable and you’ll even 3D print your own key for it.

Holiday Christmas Deer, by yeg3d

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holiday deer

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer…

If it’s Christmas ornaments you’re after, look no further than this sweet Holiday Christmas Deer print by yeg3d. Each dear takes around an hour to print and there’s excellent details on the antlers. You will print each model in a single colour and then spray them to add that finishing touch.

Parametric LED Tea Light, by jetty

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led tea light

Create the warm glow of Christmas.

Take your tea-lights to a whole new level with this Parametric LED Tea Light print by jetty. The print is in the shape of a Christmas tree and there’s also a snowman print. You will print the base for the tealight first before moving onto creating a compatible shell. The lights themselves are LEDs.

Christmas Lego Men of Kansas City, by Skimbal

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LEGO Christmas 3D print


Love LEGO? Love 3D printing? Love Christmas? Then get 3D printing your own Christmas LEGO Men with Skimbal’s awesome design files. You will 3D print each section of the LEGO men separately and assemble them. What makes these LEGO Christmasy? That’ll be their cute hats and their Christmas jumpers, of course.

Christmas Tree, by idig3D

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3D printed Christmas tree

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree!

We have saved the best till last! Thingiverse designer idig3D has created a stunning 3D printed Christmas tree which you can recreate at home. The latest version has a faceted design and you can print it in any colour you like, or paint it afterwards. The design can also be scaled to fit any 3D printer.

Merry Christmas Everyone!