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Weekend Project: 10 Festive 3D Prints to Celebrate Saint Patrick's Day
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It's about that time of year to grab all of your green garments from the closet. Why? Well, because Saint Patrick's Day is just one weekend away!

Regardless of whether or not you identify as Irish, this holiday provides us all with the perfect excuse to celebrate the heritage of the Emerald Isle with a fresh pint of Guinness and a silly Leprechaun hat.

An event celebrated across the world, Saint Patty's Day is all about dressing up in green and enjoying the company of friends and family. So why waste time conducting a fruitless search for a lucky four-leaf clover or a pot of gold when you can just extrude one out of your 3D printer?

On today's edition of Weekend Project, we'll share 10 easy-to-print ideas with you to make your St. Patrick's Day one to remember (or, if you're of the legal drinking age, maybe one to forget).

So, get that spool of green filament ready, it's time to 3D print some festive decorations and props for St. Partick's Day!



Leprechaun Trap and Coins
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What is it? Remember when you were younger and thought you could find a Leprechaun and his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? Make the hunt easier with a 3D printed Leprechaun Trap, which also comes with golden coins! This 3D print will keep the kids occupied as they search for treasure and little green mythical creatures. In fact, the designer actually created this model with education in mind, creating a challenge for teachers to help get their students excited for the coming holiday.

Shamrock Keyring
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What is it? If you’re planning on attending your local St. Patty's Day parade or Irish Pub and chugging down a brew or two, you'll want to make sure you don't lose your house keys during the potential drunken stupor. How about 3D printing a spinning Shamrock Keyring to beef up your keychain, giving you a festive way to keep track of the keys. To get the best effect, 3D print this model with two different shades of green filament, swapping them out midway through the print.

Shamrock Box
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What is it? Need a box to store your valuable Lucky Charms while you set off to search for the Leprechaun's pot of gold? This 3D printed Shamrock box will give you safe storage space that is in line with your Saint Patrick's Day festivities. This is an easy print that requires no support structures and 50 percent infill.

Shamrock Stencil
Image of Weekend Project: 10 Festive 3D Prints for Saint Patrick's Day: Shamrock Stencil

What is it? Perhaps the most representative symbol of Saint Patrick's Day and Ireland as a whole, the shamrock was used by Ireland's patron saint as a metaphor to explain the Christian Holy Trinity. Nowadays, this iconic green sprig is commonly used to grace us all with good luck, and with this 3D printed Shamrock Stencil template, you can now spread the joy everywhere.

Pot of Gold
Image of Weekend Project: 10 Festive 3D Prints for Saint Patrick's Day: Pot of Gold

What is it? You don't need to follow a rainbow to find a pot of gold. In fact, a 3D printer can do the trick just as well! This 3D printed Pot of Gold can be used to hold gold coins, chocolate, shamrocks, or any other small items you may have lying throughout the house. This is an easy print that requires no support structures, and it even has a shamrock protruding from the front of the pot – talk about festive!

8-Bit Shamrock Glasses
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What is it? Need to complete your Saint Patrick's Day outfit with some shades? These 3D printed 8-Bit Shamrock Glasses will add a festive look that both gamers and leprechauns can enjoy. These glasses can be printed in a single piece, and also come with shamrock-shaped mouse ears to help keep the frame on your face while you're out partying.

LED Shamrock Ring
Image of Weekend Project: 10 Festive 3D Prints for Saint Patrick's Day: LED Shamrock Ring

What is it? Want to bling out your Saint Patrick's Day outfit with four-leaf clover-shaped jewelry? This 3D printed Shamrock Ring is equipped with a 1 watt LED, providing you some light to guide you on your Leprechaun hunt or back home from the local Irish pub. The model is based on a 3D printed flashlight ring found on Thingiverse. Click here to find the instructions on how to install the LED into the shamrock version.

St. Patrick's Day Party Picks
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What is it? It's not a true Saint Patrick's party without hearty Irish food and an endless river of drinks, and now you can up the ante with these 3D printed party picks and swizzle sticks. Give your hors d'oeuvres and mixed drinks a bit of extra luck, as these easy to print picks are designed with a shamrock at the top. If you're going to be sticking them into your food and drinks, consider using a food-safe filament just to be safe.

Shamrock Wall Decorations
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What is it? If you're one to decorate the house or office, you can use your 3D printer to make shamrock wall decorations. Use some green flexible filament and set the wall thickness between 1mm to 3mm to make these clovers stick to the window.

Shamrock Cookie Cutter
Image of Weekend Project: 10 Festive 3D Prints for Saint Patrick's Day: Shamrock Cookie Cutter

What is it? Everybody loves cookies, and on Saint Patrick's Day, you can use this 3D printed Shamrock Cookie Cutter to add some Irish cheer to dessert time. Printed with 100% infill, this is a quick print that will lead to delicious results. Add some green sprinkles or frosting to maximize the seasonal effect.

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