Best 3D Printing for Valentine’s Day 2022.Best 3D Printing Ideas for Valentine’s Day.
Did you become the proud owner of a new 3D printer over the holidays? Or maybe you’ve been 3D printing for a while now. Either way, whether you’re printing with a filament printer or a resin printer such as the AnyCubic Photon Mono X or the AnyCubic Photon Mono X 6K at extremely high resolution, you’re perfect for printing Valentine’s Day gifts for the people you love.
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Best 3D Printing for Valentine’s Day 2022
Below we’ve rounded up a few Valentine’s Day gift ideas that you can print out. With some of these designs, you can test your skills by setting up 3D models, while others are print-ready with little or no setup.
We looked at sites like Makerbot Thingiverse, MyMiniFactory, Prusa, Instructables, and Cults to find designs that make great Valentine’s Day gifts.
1. Conversation Hearts
While the debate rages on whether candy talk hearts are delicious or disgusting, everyone will agree that these 3D printed talking hearts are the perfect way to ask your loved one to be your Valentine. Print a whole bowl! In fact, print out the cup too!
2. Heart-Shaped Ring Holder
This heart-shaped jewelry and ring holder will be appreciated by those who remove their rings at night. You can agree with the creator, Greg Speelman, as he quotes the classic song “The world needs love now, sweet love!”
3. Heart Gears
This three heart gear design is by Thingiverse creator Emmett, an aerospace engineer working for Google. This design has been voted over 11,000 times! Moving gears are a great way to tell your valentine how much you’re a match for each other. Ouch. And if you’ve been waiting until the last minute, check out this updated design that takes less time to print from cityatwork. He recommends using ABS filament, but also gives some advice for those using PLA.
4. Box of I Love You
I love you in a box! Wait, it didn’t come right away. Creator Natalie Chismond, aka 3DPrintBunny, put together a great Valentine’s Day gift in a box. You can download the design from MyMiniFactory and enjoy 3D printed Valentine’s Day.
5. Heart Shaped Box
When Kurt Cobain sang, “I’ve been locked in your heart-shaped box for weeks,” he might have been referring to the design of this Valentine’s Day heart box from Devmiser! If you prefer the design to run through the entire lid, download this alternative version from the Prusa website.
6. Mayan Lotus Flower Pendant
Jewelry is a popular Valentine’s Day gift and this Mayan lotus flower pendant, available on Thingiverse, fits the bill. Designer Cesar Rodriguez (ideaz3d) recommends using PLA filament to print this design, and you can switch filaments halfway through to create a two-tone version.
7. Spiral Heart Pendant
8. Customizable Lithophane
Lithophanes are some of the coolest things that can be printed using 3D printing technology. Hang them in front of a light source such as a window or lamp. This customizable lithophane design allows you to add any photo you want. Use a photo of yourself and your beloved Valentine, and it will be a great gift.
This heart wing cookie cutter is part of OogiMe’s Valentine’s Day collection. You can find many other 3D printed cookie cutter designs, including this teddy bear. Just make sure you are using a food safe material like PLA with no additives.
10. Valentine Heart Tealight Candle Holder
Tea candles will help you create the right mood for a date on Valentine’s Day. This heart-shaped candle holder from Thingiverse will look perfect on the table during your romantic dinner.
11. Valentine’s Day Heart Vase
Instructables is a good place to look for designs to 3D print because in addition to the design files, you’ll also get a tutorial, which is not available in many other design repositories. This heart vase will look great with real or 3D printed roses. If you have a webcam that you can mount next to your printer, try creating a slow motion video of this Valentine’s Day vase printed with OctoLapse. Use vase mode and you’ll love the results.
12. Heart Bookmark
If your Valentine loves books, print out this heart bookmark for him. If you use the manufacturer’s Kubaker settings, printing will take no more than fifteen minutes!
13. iLove U Signal for iPhone
It’s pretty smart. Project your love on the wall with this iLove U signal for mobile phones. You hold the printed piece in front of the phone’s flash to project the heart onto the wall.
14. Heart Ring
If you print out this heart knot ring, be sure to first adjust it to fit your Valentine’s finger.
15. Bow and Arrow
Embrace the spirit of Cupid with this working bow and arrow for Valentine’s Day. It is actuated by a rubber band, and the creator, muzz64, says that depending on which rubber band you use, the bow can shoot an arrow up to five meters away!
16. You’re My Person Keychain
17. Gift Boxes Galore
Whatever Valentine’s Day gift you decide to print, consider printing a gift box to put in the box. This butterfly puzzle box requires the user to find a hidden key and then find the keyhole. Also, check out these customizable 3D printable boxes from Instructables and this beautiful and intricate box available from Mohamed Ayobe at MyMiniFactory.