Bring in spring and spruce up your space with a 3D printed topiary. It’s a conversation-starting centerpiece that’ll turn heads at your next party or event. For construction, follow our lead or use the flower and assembly technique to make a wreath or bouquet using store-bought floral foam.
See a full assembly video on the MakerBot Youtube channel: http://mbot.co/1IuIQzt
-Floral foam base:
-Hot glue gun*
*If you are going to be transporting your centerpiece, it is a good idea to use hot glue to secure the flowers/nails into the centerpiece.
We used 157 flowers to make our centerpiece. Print flowers with a raft, at .3mm layer height, 2 shells, 3% infill.
Remove rafts from flowers.
Push a nail through the top of your first flower, so the pointy end comes through the bottom of the flower. If using, apply a dime-sized amount of hot glue to the foam form, then push the flower/nail into the foam. Push the nail fully into the foam using the back of a pen. Repeat for remaining flowers.