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An intricate showcase of 3D printing’s capability to create designs in designs. The Captured Snowflake design by Maundy is available two materials and seven colours.
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More of a project than an ornament, but a fantastic one at that. This 3D print-at-home advent calendar on Thingiverse by pleppik takes a print a day throughout advent to form a Christmas tree with 25 gifts built in. Some of the “Makes” photos on Thingiverse are marvellous.
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Christmas Minimal Surface Ornament
3D printing hero Dizingof has designed this Christmas Decoration in line with the rest of his collection. You can pay the small fee to download this design and 3D print at home or take it to a local bureau.
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This bauble from StudioGijs is similar to the famous birdnest eggcup by the same designer, not strictly a Christmas ornament it certainly would not look out of place hanging from the branches of Christmas trees. Interestingly this design is available in Shapeways’ premium metal ranges including gold-plated brass and polished silver.
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This Christmas tree hanging ornament is designed by popular Dutch designer Michael Cornelissen. It is another example of a product only possible using the additive manufacturing process. Printed as one part the bird inside the bauble is hinged so it swings back and forth.
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Quin Christmas Decoration
If you like your Christmas decorations by famous designers then this is for you; the Quin Christmas Decoration is by quintessential 3D printing designer Bathseba Grossman. It is available in white polyamide from i.materialise
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This amazing free print has been printed and tested by My Mini Factory, printed in several parts the lampshade scatters snowflakes across you walls. Make sure you follow the instructions on the site to ensure a correct print.
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Gaston, The Christmas Bear
Voscain’s 3D printed bear bearing a gift is not just a Christmas ornament but a toy too; the Bear comes in parts for you to assemble like a jigsaw. With Sculpteo’s unique customisation process you can add a name or change the colour.
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The most “makes” out of any Christmas Design on Thingiverse, this spinning snowflake design by Roman Hegglin is beautiful and will certainly be being printed in the prsnlz office.
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Star Wars Snowflakes
Nothing says Christmas like a snowflake and nothing says 3D printing more than a Yoda head. Combined they make the ultimate 3D printing Christmas ornament combo! These are 3D Prints of the Anthony Herrera DIY paper designs.
In just two days time we’re able to crack open the first window of the advent calendar scoff the chocolate and then wait until Santa delivers that train set I’ve been a super good boy for.
Christmas is officially here, this weekend Christmas tree shops will fill previously empty retail outfits for about three weeks; the original pop-up stores - though fireworks outlets do dispute this claim.
To fill the tree you might be looking for something extra-special, a one off piece that none of your friends have. Here we’ve selected some of our favourite 3D printed decorations for you to either buy or print off at home. Check it out above.