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Best 3D Printing Ideas for Thanksgiving

Best 3D Printing Ideas for Thanksgiving.

Every upcoming holiday is an opportunity to bring 3D printing ideas to life. So if you are celebrating Thanksgiving or Friendship Day on the fourth Thursday in November, we have tons of 3D printing ideas for you to help you celebrate.

We’ve broken down some of the popular designs and hidden gems (like these Thanksgiving turkey earrings) into categories for you to print. These designs will work on a filament or resin printer, and if you are using OctoPrint you may find some of these plugins to be put to good use. But if you want to get everything ready for Thanksgiving, you better get the stamp now!

3D Printing Ideas for Thanksgiving Decorations

Take a look at these 3D printing ideas for creating decorative Thanksgiving prints. Test these ideas with a good 3D modeling program.

Talking Turkey

If you start right now, how many turkeys can you print for Thanksgiving? If you’re using an SLA printer like the Photon Mono X, you can pack as many turkeys on the print bed as you can without increasing print times. Luckily, you have no shortage of turkey designs.

Thingiverse offers a wide variety of turkey designs. Here are three of them.

Standard Thanksgiving Turkey. Turkey by Freckles. An intricate Voronoi turkey.

If you’re looking for a more interactive Thanksgiving 3D printing idea, try this turkey puzzle from Thingiverse.

Cults, a digital 3D printing design playground, is offering some free Thanksgiving turkey poults. Check out their cartoon Thanksgiving turkey and their turkey pumpkin to help you transform a real pumpkin into a fake turkey.

Most likely, as a child, you drew a turkey along the outline of your hand. This Thanksgiving 3D printing idea is sure to bring back memories in your elementary school.

One of our favorite turkeys comes from My Mini Factory. This articulated Flexi Turkey flexes and moves!

For those with a multi-material modernized version of the Prusa, MMU Turkey is worth a look, which can be printed in multiple colors. While you’re there, try davebob3’s Stupid Little Turkey model.

Other Thanksgiving Decorations

You can easily print your entire Thanksgiving scene with these 3D designs of the colony house, pilgrim hat and Thanksgiving sign.

Or check out this unique holiday greeting design from Prusa that combines Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and Easter.

3D Printing Ideas for Thanksgiving Functional Models

One of the best aspects of 3D printing is the ability to print anything close at hand. This maple leaf candy dish is perfect for Thanksgiving.

If you have a lot of kids at the Thanksgiving table, you’ll want to print out a bunch of these spare tiles. Now everyone can feel the satisfaction of ripping open the wishbone!

Coasters can protect your furniture from condensation from beverage glasses. We found two Thanksgiving-themed slide designs from Cults and Prusa.

Thanksgiving at the office

If you go to the office every day, you should use these two 3D printing ideas at work. First, this turkey is designed to be attached to the walls of your stall.

A turkey pen holder is a great 3D printing idea too. Print a few for your colleagues.

Place Card Holders

You can help avoid awkward conversations at Thanksgiving dinner by making sure everyone sits next to someone they will get along with. Do this by distributing seats. You can avoid the Thanksgiving drama and let your guests take their cardholder home – a nice friendly reminder of the event and what a gracious host you are.

Thingiverse has all of our favorite cardholders: the pilgrim’s hat, the pilgrim owl, and of course the turkey.

Cookie cutters

Print and use these cookie / pie dough cutters to create a festive mood.

Turkey cookie cutter Oak leaf cookie cutter. Mold for Wishbone cookies. pumpkin, turkey, leaf and chestnut.

Before you start printing these cookie mold designs, make sure the raw materials you use for your 3D printer, such as filament or resin, are FDA food grade compliant.

Napkin Rings & Holders

So what if you don’t use napkin rings the other 364 days of the year? Thanksgiving is the time to get fancy and throw away all your gear.

Check out these Thingiverse napkin ring designs:

Personalized napkin rings Turkey napkin ring Turkey napkin holder. Faceted geometry napkin ring.

Cults also has tons of ideas for 3D printed napkin rings and holders:

Thanksgiving Paper Napkin Holder Turkey Napkin Holder Gobble Gobble Napkin Rings Thanksgiving Turkey Napkin Ring

Regardless of which one you choose, the simple design of the napkin rings and holders makes them great things for 3D printing.

Candlesticks and lanterns

Pair these candlesticks and lanterns with LED bulbs for safe Thanksgiving-style lighting.

Vintage Candlestick Thanksgiving Party Lantern Panels (get your Party Lantern here). Autumn Leaves Lantern Autumn Lightbox Spiral Candlestick

The lanterns look especially cool when printed with transparent thread.


There are so many great 3D printing ideas for the kitchen. You can print:

spoon holder. a dish for turkey butter. hooks for pots and pans. holder

Or, recycle an empty jam jar and give it a mug-like life with this original design from My Mini Factory creative director Samuel N. Bernier.

Wine pendants, party plates and bottle holders

These 3D printing ideas are great for helping your guests with food and wine. Try printing amulets on your Thanksgiving wine glass so guests will remember which class they belong to, or this party plate to help you hold food and glass in one hand.

Finally, look out for a few 3D printed wine bottle holders, including one that will also fit glasses!

Best 3D Printing Ideas for Thanksgiving

Best 3D Printing Ideas for Thanksgiving

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