Let the 3D printing makes this year's Christmas holidays more special!
We share you free and best 3D files, including easy to print gadgets and challenging 3D projects with both FDM printers and Resin printers. Check the Holiday Decorations, Gifts and Toys 3D prints below!
1. Christmas Crystal Ball
Bring some holiday cheer to your home with these fantastic DIY crystal balls! At the building stage, we used Anycubic Colored UV Resin and Anycubic Photon Mono X 6K to print them out. At the finishing stage, the Christmas project required several post-processings like washing and curing, supports removing, painting, sanding, etc. Both models consisted of three parts that need to be glued together. For the finer details, sprinkled with white powder as snow. Putting on a clear globe shape was the final step.
In this video, all crystal ball parts have been 3d printed with Anycubic Photon Mono X 6K and post-processed with Anycubic Wash & Cure Plus Machine. Hope the bright lights of Christmas bring happiness in your life.
2. Red-Nosed Reindeer
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, the ninth and youngest of Santa Claus's reindeer, uses his luminous red nose to lead the reindeer team and guide Santa's sleigh on a blizzard Christmas Eve. Jingle bells...jingle bells...do you hear his footsteps? Rudolph is leading his friends and Santa Claus to deliver gifts to you! Wish you all the best. Let's watch a video to see how Anycubic Kobra Neo with FDM 3D Printing & Anycubic Photon Mono X2 with LCD-based SLA printing made this scene. (Related article: FDM vs. SLA)
This adorable snowman is wearing a coat and tie, stepping on a large snowflake, and is about to sweep the chimney with a ladder. The model printed by Anycubic Photon Mono 4K, has three files that allow you to print separately (files named "snowman" and "snowflake") or in one (file named "whole"). It is recommended for beginners that printing 3d model separately and glue them together is more likely to succeed than printing as a whole.
4. Chimney Sweep
5. Santa Cubi
Cubi wishes you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in advance! Cubi, the mascot of Anycubic, was cosplayed Santa Claus with a beard and holding a candy cane. It was printed by Anycubic Photon Mono, but we recommend an upgraded printer: Anycubic Photon Mono X2. Large building area of 9.1" monochrome screen and higher precision of 4,096 × 2,560px (4k+) for freedom to make. Let's watch a video to see how we modeled, printed and post-processed the Santa Cubi.
6. Advent Calendar
The designer, pleppik made a shape of a Christmas tree, this advent calendar has 25 small gifts on it such as wrapped present, gingerbread house, bell, Santa hat, star and so on. Print one gift and box each day, and on the last day, assemble them to a Christmas tree that will make an incredible decoration for your home or a meaningful gift for someone who you love. Grab a spool of filament to start it and don't forget that time is ticking!
By the way, do you have enough filaments? Need more good-quality and affordable consumables? There are promotions for Anycubic Filaments during holidays!
7. Christmas Village
The miniature village was remixed from another two works. The designer FiveNights combined a spiral tower with a Christmas village. As to the print settings, it requires 7% infill, 0.2mm layer height with no support or raft. If you print the model with the default setting, not to scale its size up, and the size of 150×150×128.5 mm probably takes 18 hours and 16 minutes. So it is relatively easy to print.
8. Pop-up Toy
As long as you press the small gift beside the Santa's seat and it will trigger the toy to pop-up a stuff from a big present. What's interesting is that when assembly, it doesn't require metallic springs, bolts and etc that can be printed from the files. The designer gave a tip that keep it in pop-up mode, when it is not in play. Otherwise the 3d printed spring will lose its elasticity. Although it's small, it's made up of many parts, not a quite easy project to complete.
9. Christmas Tree Lamp
As the imge showing above, the designer printed several sizes by scaling the models up and down. If you want to achieve a metal shining outlook, try Anycubic Silk PLA. Two main tree body versions provided, so you have two methods to finish the print: 1. Print the file of main body with a solid base, then cut the two parts out to fit a light. 2. Print the body and the base separately, but make sure your slicer is not trying to print a inner wall, otherwise the two parts can't fit togther as a rebate inside the body added. Don't forget print the file of topper star twice to put together and insert on the top of tree hole.
10. Christmas Deer
Nice Holiday print! It will be a beautiful view with a strong festive atmosphere, if a group of painted deers stand in a few rows, with decoration of bells or bows around the their necks. There are 27 remixes works are also wonderful, some turned it into a deer lamp, voronoi deer, geometric deer, etc. The designer said, to print without support, with brim, 10% infill, but it seems that it is not that easy to finish, because a lot of makers commented that the model needed supports. Adding supports to prevent failure in the first time. Moreover, to print this deer with a resin printer is another good choice as it can handle some detailed and fine edges.
11. Customizable Silhouette Globe
This holiday print is one of the best gifts for your friends or family as you can customize the scene which is easy to make. As the designer saying, "The base can support up to 3 panes, and there are 9 options (+1 blank pane) to choose from. A full snow globe can be printed/assembled in about 3.5 hours." Due to different printers have different tolerances, there are loose base and snug base for makers to pick. If the slot of the base is still not that snug for the printed panels, add some glue. On the contrary, if it is too tight to fit, use tool to file the edge of the panel.
12. Sleigh Card Kit
It's a cool idea that turn the card from 2D to 3D. Snap the parts and interlock them. Making the sleigh requires printing 3 sets of cards, each measuring 120 x 120 mm. If you're interested in this project and looking for the full, here's the link for Reindeer Christmas Card Kit which is also made by the same designer.
If you are interested in this kind of theme, check related article on 3D Prints for Last-Minute Christmas Ornaments & Gifts.