Thinking about Christmas and the winter holidays, we will automatically remember the beautiful Christmas tree decorations and the lights which give magic to our house. There are no limits when it comes to Christmas decorations: various figurines, simple motifs, typical colors, globes, garlands, tree tops, etc.
3D printing can also be used to make beautiful Christmas decorations. Here is a list of great ideas for getting Christmas-specific 3D models.
1. Shapes for cutting cookies
Who doesn’t bake Christmas cookies? To combine tradition, flavors and delicacy, 3D printed models can be used. All you have to do is imagine the shape you want to give to the cookies: Christmas tree, stars, Santa Claus, boot, etc.
2. Christmas trees
In Christian homes, decorating the Christmas tree is a well-known tradition. The Christmas tree is one of the most important Christmas symbols, and 3D printing can be used to obtain decorative, miniature fir trees. For example, these firs can be made of plastic, preferably transparent PETG, without filling, so that they can be lit from inside.
3. Decorations for the Christmas tree
As mentioned before, the Christmas tree is the epic symbol of the winter holidays. Therefore, it is important to use the right decorations for it, and with the help of 3D printing you can make a lot of models and figurines (gingerbread, globes, snowflakes, stars and many others). Perhaps the most popular of these are plastic and wood decorations (with wood filament and white PLA filament).
4. Santa Claus
Santa Claus is the central character of the winter holidays in many countries, as well as in our country. Santa is the one who brings the presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning, depending on the tradition in each family.
But Santa Claus can be seen everywhere near the winter holidays: on the streets, on houses, in shops, etc. Thanks to 3D printing you can make different figurines with the image of good and kind Santa.
5. Window decorations
Who doesn’t love to admire the windows decorated for Christmas? Or shop windows? Stickers, glitter, artificial snow, lights, images with adhesive, etc. are usually used to decorate the windows. But, another option for decorating windows is to use 3D models.
Such original models can be obtained thanks to a flexible TPU material, and then can be glued to the windows, to decorate them on the eve of the winter holidays. After 3D printing, the models can also be colored.
6. A 3D printed star
The star is a Christian symbol, the one that guided the Magi to the manger where Jesus was born in Bethlehem. Today, Christians place this star on top of the Christmas tree, but it can also be used as a Christmas tree decoration, in windows, in shops, on the streets.
A 3D printed star model can be made of PLA filament, in different colors and sizes, but there are many other shapes that could come to life with the help of 3D printing technology.
Here are some beautiful Christmas designs that can be made with 3D printing technology. Do you have a project in mind? Feel free to contact us and we will help you develop it.