The perfect mini Christmas tree for your desk, office or as a decoration around the house.
This is printable with no support but the designed in support version is recommended to help ensure a good result. The support should be easily removed and acts to prevent the print from breaking away while printing the widest points of the branches.
The pot and tree are all one piece. Use 3 shells and 35% infill to make the finer features strong.
There are three different decorations you can print in your choice of colours. It's recommended to print the base of the decorations in the same colour filament as the tree (so the hook is not noticeable) then pause the machine at 3mm / approx. 75% completed (with Raft On) and change the filament to the colour of choice for your decorations. Print as many as you like... they are very small and take next to no time to make.
Print the top star separately in your choice of colour... no support required.
Once printed just remove he raft and support then decorate your tree by hanging the decorations on the branches and place the star on top... this prints really well in PLA on Replicator 2's and 5th Generation Replicators.
At standard scale the total height including the star is approx. 100mm tall and is approx. 60mm round at the widest point. If you test a couple of decorations and find they are too tight to fit on the branches just scale them up approx. 5% to increase the size of the hole through them.
A great little 3D printed multi-part Christmas decoration. This print has fine detail/clearances however most well set up, accurate, 3D printers should be able to print this well as the images show.
Note: If you like this. check out all my other fun and practical designs... and post pictures of your decorated Christmas Trees!
3 Shells / 35% or more to make the finer features solid / strong
I recommend using the designed in support file (A No Support stl has also been uploaded). The designed in support should be relatively easy to 'gently' break away from the lower branches.
Use 3 shells and 35% plus infill to make the tree strong.
2 Shells and 35% infill is okay for the decorations and star.
The prints shown in the pictures were all printed with PLA.
The decorations should be a snug fit and, in some cases due to the branches being 'random placement (like a real tree) you may need to gently push a branch down to fit a decoration. If the decorations are too tight increase the X/Y scale approx. 5% to increase the hole size.
Print the first approx. 3mm / 75% (with Raft On) of the decorations in the same colour as your tree then change colours to suit.
The star has a hole in its base. No support is required. Once printed, and with the Raft removed, it should push onto the top of the tree approc. 5mm.
Just decorate it!
Other than removing the Raft and designed in Support your mini Christmas Tree is ready to decorate...Merry Christmas!