I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again now – I’m a sucker for a good New Year’s Eve party. I’ve been to fancy themed parties, parties where everyone was in jeans and t-shirts, and even a pajama party. Today, I’m focusing on everyone’s favorite New Year’s Eve party accessories: the 3D printed variety, of course. Rather than giving you a summary of great 3D printed NYE decorations, we’re talking mostly about apparel, along with a few other items, that will make you look like the most tech-savvy Belle (or Bill) of the ball.
Starting things off right with everyone’s favorite New Year’s Eve accessory – those silly glasses in the shape of the year we’re about to begin. Thingiverse designer Auggie is back with the 2019 version, which features two arms with rugged hinges and glasses that are easy on the skin of both your nose and your ears.
“I printed the arms with black PLA at 220 degrees and 45 degrees bed,” Auggie wrote. “The Glasses themselves I printed them with white PETG at 345 degrees and 100 degrees bed. Fill is 10% and no need for supports because they are already in the uploaded STL file. Don’t forget to cut them off before inserting the arms.”
Auggie writes that Gorilla Glue will help to secure the arms of the glasses in place. In addition, if you’re interested in painting the numbers on the glasses in different colors, you’ll want to ensure a good color base by 3D printing them in a white material. To really go all out for the new year, add some glitter to your glasses!
For another option, check out this New Years 2019 Glasses version by Cults3D user A_Skewed_View_3D.
Another oldie but goodie is this pair of earrings by Thingiverse user catf that have been updated for the year 2019. If you’re in need of a quick accessory for your party tonight, these are perfect, as it only takes 15 minutes to 3D print the set. The length is 6.2 cm, with a width of 1.3 cm and a thickness of 2 mm. The 3D printing parameters for these cute 2019 earrings are listed as the following:
- 20% print speed not too fast for better rendering
- 100% filling rate sufficient for jewelry
- 215 ° PLA printing temperature
- 60 ° plateau temperature
- 0.1 layer thickness
- 0.8 shell thickness
MyMiniFactory user Zeljan Ban created this cute 3D printable headband, which shows the transition from 2018 to 2019. This is another quick print, as it only takes 45 minutes from start to finish, and the headband and the number 8 were 3D printed in whit Anet A8 material, with a 0.2 mm layer height and a print speed of 50. The numbers 2, 0, 1, and 9 were 3D printed in red for a nice contrast, and even feature some holiday sparkles.
Cults3D user BonGarcon wants to make sure you look your best for your New Year’s Eve party (or parties) with this dapper bow tie, which can be 3D printed in a variety of colors to match your festive outfit…puttin’ on the Ritz, indeed.
If you’re in need of a thoughtful gift to give your hostess tonight, look no further than this lovely, simple 2019 vase, designed in Fusion 360 and 3D printed in deep purple by MyMiniFactory user thom lamourine. You won’t need any supports to print this vase, though you will need to utilize a spiral/vase mode.
You could also be the guest that impresses by bringing a batch of cookies you made from scratch (or a boxed mix, no judgement here) shaped like exploding champagne bottles, courtesy of this cute print from Cults3D user oogime. Just make sure you use a food-safe filament.
Cults3D user LaurentRiviere created this adorable 2019 key ring “to remember the new year!” You’ll need to pause the print job at the 11th layer to change the color from black to white for the full effect, and remember – if you’ve had too much to drink or are too tired to drive home at the end of the night, make sure the keys attached to this key ring go in your pocket, not your ignition, and call an Uber instead.
3DPrint.com wishes everyone a safe and happy New Year’s Eve!
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