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Useful Things to 3D Print for Home

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Are you, by any chance, tired of conventional and primitive designs and want to decorate your house with something useful and creative? Want to surprise your friends or family with original additions to your living room? Or maybe you are just stuck at home and feel excessively bored, being in desperate need of a change of pace? If any of this is the case, we’ve got some of the coolest 3D printing ideas of unique household items for you that will definitely come in handy in everyday life.

Our guess is that you’ve certainly heard something about 3D printing. To make a long story short, this modern technology allows for quick and effortless low-cost creation of almost any kind of three-dimensional object. Aside from allowing hobbyists to create tabletop miniatures, figurines, props, household items, and other products, it fosters and promotes innovations in various professional applications. But that would be the topic for another article, so let’s focus on the former. 

Custom Light Switch Covers

For starters, you could 3D print a uniquely designed light switch cover with a fantastic design to give your room a more bizarre outlook. For instance, you can make your light source controller look like one from a steampunk movie or even recreate the one from Dr. Frankestein’s lab. The latter design offers multi-switch variations in case your light switch is equipped with more than one toggle.

Voronoi Style Lamp

Carrying on with the light matters, how about making a neatly-looking cellular lamp? Aside from being a splendid decor element, it provides a unique light distribution pattern as shown in the image above.

 

Meander Lamp

If Voronoi is not your style, how about creating a lamp that employs the meander pattern? This symbol comes from ancient Greece, where it had a deep meaning and represented the flow of human life.

Self-Watering Flower Pot

The self-watering flower pot is a perfect growing environment for flowers and other water-intensive house plants. The pot is extremely easy to set up and use. Besides, it is easy to clean as well and can be customized and printed in different colors. 

Modular Stacker Planter

In case your plants are succulents, you might want to try out one of these neatly-looking flowerpots.

Digital Sundial

As you can see, the sundial’s shadow can display the current time without being connected to any power source. It isn’t equipped with batteries either. But what is the trick? The thing is that its shape has been designed in a special way that lets sun rays pass only at a certain angle and at a certain time. A perfect and truly unique addition to a windowsill, isn’t it? 

Pen and Pencil Holder

How about a 3D printed pen and pencil holder? Offering a unique design along with a beautiful appearance, it would be a perfect addition to any home office.

Pet Armor

Not really household items per se, but rather exquisite tools to tame and suit up a Catzilla or another domestic animal. The armor models can be scaled up in case you’d like to fit it on a larger beastie. 

Modular Mounting System

A modular mounting system is an indispensable and easy-to-use tool that allows you to mount lightweight objects such as a phone, tablet, headphones, or even a GoPro camera at the desired height for a better view or capture angle.

Cable Management Hive

Have you ever lost your USB cable or a phone charger? If not, maybe you spent plenty of time looking for it in your drawer only to find it on the desk buried beneath a pile of books ten minutes later? Even if this is not the case, a cable hive is a perfect way to neatly arrange all the cables in one place.

Measuring Cubes

The recipe books often say “Pour ½ cup of water” or something along these lines. But how can you be sure that you added the exact amount of ingredients if you don’t have a measuring cup around? The answer is simple: just 3D print it!

Toothpaste Squeezer

Squeezing the last toothpaste drips out of a tube can be really challenging, we’ve all been there. But the toothpaste squeezer is a perfect solution for that. Not only this, but it also prevents the tube from unrolling and is a perfect fit for any type of toothpaste tube.

Door Hinges

A one-step fast print that offers a plethora of customization options, these parametric hinges are multi-purpose tools that can be adapted even if your application requires an external pin.

Bottom Line

As you can see, 3D printing can help you make a dozen useful household items that boast their neatly-looking appearance and unique out of the box designs. Besides, such items have almost limitless customization potential and can be printed in various colors. 

All in all, 3D printing is a very fun and engaging activity that paves its way into our everyday life at a stunning pace. Not only this, but it also provides a particularly great opportunity to unleash one’s creative potential to its fullest. Besides, there is a warm and friendly community of makers that would always give you a helping hand. The particular topic that has been put under this article’s spotlight is only the tip of the iceberg, and there is plenty more from where that came from. Stay safe, and happy printing!

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