3D Prints for Last-Minute Christmas Ornaments & Gifts

When you'r reading this article and realizing that there are only a few days left until Christmas, at the same time, you are still struggling for a gift exchange. Start your printer and take a look at this sharing list, containing easy-to-make, fast-printed and fun 3D models for holiday preparation at the last minute.

1. DIY Christmas Card

DIY Christmas Card
(Image source: Anycubic, STL Files to Download)

What meaningful activities can we do after dinner with the family on Christmas Eve? Anycubic brings you a great idea, an easy-to-make but fun craft for parent and child bonding: DIY Christmas Cards! We provide you with free 3D files about Christmas-themed stamps in a variety of designs for you and your children to choose from. Just chop them on on cards to make a beautiful art! The patterns of the stamp have bells, Santa Claus, reindeer, Christmas trees and snowflake giving you endless possibilities to make a Christmas card.

  • Printing Time Required: 2 hours and 50 minutes

Let's watch the video to see how Anycubic Photon Mono X 6K made the 3d-printed stamps to DIY a special Christmas card.

2. 2D Snowflake Tree

2D Snowflake Tree
(Image source: Anycubic, STL Files to Download)

An 2D Christmas tree art, printed by Anycubic Photon Mono 4K resin printer, will be best to print it in batches for walls, windows or doors decoration, for Christmas tree ornaments and also for sticking on Christmas cards. If you are worried about printing such a thin model with basic resin, which is more likely to break, we recommend you to try Anycubic Flexible Tough Resin, which balances softness with strength, withstanding bending, flexing, and compression. Moreover, it is applicable for all kinds of models, shells and parts with rigid requirements, such as industrial spare parts, building models, DIY, maker design, daily design and other high-strength model production.

  • Printing Time Required: 2 hours and 50 minutes

Let's watch a short video to see how Anycubic Photon Mono X with White Color UV Resins made it!

3. Vase Mode

Vase Mode
(Image source: Thingiverse, janerain)

Gorgeous! Thanks for the design! The files contain several different shapes like onion, bulb, bell, etc. Don't forget to set the infill to 0%, so that you will get a crystal and delicate looking print. Fortunately, this does not require any support and adding brim is optional.

  • Printing Time Required: 1hours and 30minutes

4. Swinging Spiderman

Spiderman Ornament
(Image source: Thingiverse, rickw55)

Here's a funny 3d print to ornament your tree. The version of Spiderman with Santa Hat has been updated. No specific printing settings are given, but it is easy and quick to make, and we can refer to makers who've printed out successfully. It is recommended that supports and 10% infill are required. And the resolution is 0.16mm.

  • Printing Time Required: 55minutes

5. Spiral Earrings

Spiral Earrings
(Image source: Thingiverse, calebfwood)

Dress up for holiday! This nice pair of spiral earrings must be the icing on the cake at Christmas. Since the model is pretty small, it is recommended that use a resin 3d printer not an FDM 3d printer. Indeed, LCD-based SLA printing has a great performance on 3D prints with intricate details and high accuracy in comparison to FDM printing. If you're engaged in the field of jewelry design, intricate craftsmanship, dental applications, and even the demands of professionals and hobbyists for a wide range of models and artworks, we highly recommend Anycubic Photon D2 with DLP 3D Printing (click it for 3D Printing Guides about SLA vs. DLP).

  • Printing Time Required: 1hour and 55minutes

6. Stuck in a Chimney

Stuck in a Chimney
(Image source: Cults3D, DAGOMAFR)

What a funny 3d print! Santa Claus got stuck in a Chimney! Did Santa forget to add a special potion to his milk that would cause him shrink in size? He couldn't go up and down the chimney. With the size of 86×86×115mm, it will cost relatively long time on printing in this list. For postprocessing, spray the color and put some white foam like snow as the designer did, to make it more realistic.

  • Printing Time Required: 5hours and 46minutes

7. Money Stocking

Money Stocking
(Image source: Thingiverse, ziggyzig)

This cute gas ornament has a hole on the side for placing the rolled cash, in order to remind the rising gas price this year. For printing setting, supports required on the upper handle, with the resolution of 0.2mm and 15% infill. Hopefully you have enough filaments before printing for your holidays, if not, do a quick check and add Anycubic Filament in to your cart. Basic PLA, Silk PLA, Matte PLA, which ones do you like?

  • Printing Time Required: 2hours and 50minutes

9. Santa Hat

Santa Hat
(Image source: Thingiverse, muzz64)

Perhaps your champagne or wine needs a Santa hat too. At standard (100%) size, the base is 32.5mm in diameter, which fits most bottles. For printing setting, it would be better to print it with support and raft and 15% infill. If you want to make it more realistic by using red and white filaments, check the detailed information from the designer's description.

  • Printing Time Required: 3hours and 27minutes

10. Minimalistic Tree

Minimalistic Tree
(Image source: Thingiverse, upperpeninsulaplastics)

To make this simple but elegant tree, try printing with multi-color filaments, then put EL wire or LED strip around the tree frame and you will get an easy-to-make yet beautiful holiday decoration. The defualt size is about 179×75×235mm, and what's more interesting is to print a batch of trees with different scales for a Christmas forest! As to print settings, no raft or support needed, and the layer height is 0.2mm with 20-40% infill. To be specific, the infill of the top can be less than the base to prevent a top-heavy print.

  • Printing Time Required: 4hours and 45minutes

If you are interested in this kind of theme, check another article about 3D holiday-themed projects.