If there is anything we’ve learned in the past 2 years, it’s that it is important to have different hobbies to fill your time with. For one, things like drawing and painting are super creative and easy ways to keep your mind away from everyday problems. On the other hand, if you like to work with your hands, you can find tons of different DIY tutorials online for things like macrame, crafts and all kinds of different things. Today, we are going to talk about a new tool, which is making its way into crafters’ toolboxes all over the world. And, since the festive season is almost here, we’ve prepared a few creative ideas for DIY Christmas decorations made with 3D pens. So, follow our tutorials and get creative!
You can make amazing Christmas ornaments with 3D pens
What is a 3D pen?
A 3D pen is a pen shaped tool, which has a plastic tube inside. The plastic goes through a heating system, which melts it and then the plastic extrudes through the nozzle at the tip of the pen. The plastic hardens almost instantly, helping you create 3D objects by simply drawing them mid-air or on a piece of paper. The best way to use a 3D pen is to draw the basic outline of on object first and then fill it in with the pen to create the 3D effect. 3D pens can be very useful, especially for people who like to craft, teachers and even fashion designers. The variety of things you can create with a 3D pen is vast.
Here’s how to make gorgeous Christmas cards with a 3D pen
DIY Christmas decorations made with 3D pens – greeting cards
Cut out a few rectangles out of the craft paper, depending on how many cards you want to make.
Fold each rectangle in half.
Grab your 3D pen and start drawing. You can personalize each card in different ways. Follow the Christmas theme and draw ornaments, Christmas trees, stockings and any other item associated with the most wonderful holiday of the year.
You can also create these cute Christmas tree ornaments
3D Christmas tree ornaments
piece of paper
string or ribbon
In order to make one ornament, draw two Christmas trees on a piece of paper using the 3D pen and decorate them accordingly. Leave a small hole on the top so that you can thread a string or a ribbon through them. Remove them from the paper.
Cut a little slit in the middle from the bottom of one of the trees up to about halfway of the tree and on the second tree make the slit from the top to the middle of the tree. Slide the first tree into the slit of the second tree to create the 3D effect.
Thread the string or ribbon through the hole on the top and hang it onto your Christmas tree.
DIY christmas decorations made with 3D pens – snowflakes
a piece of paper
string or ribbon
Use the 3D pen to draw beautiful snowflakes on a piece of paper, leaving a small hole on the top and remove them from the paper.
Thread the string or ribbon through them and hang them onto your Christmas tree or around the house.
And how about a beautiful wreath to decorate your door with
DIY Christmas wreath
This tutorial might seem a bit difficult for beginners. However, if you have already mastered the use of your 3D pen, you can try it. What’s more, this tutorial can be very creative, because you can create any wreath you want and add as many elements to it as you possibly can.
Use the 3D pen to make each of the elements of the wreath.
Draw a circle first.
After that, start adding the “greenery”. Create a few leaves, twigs and branches and add them to the wreath.
If you want to make it extra special you can always add 3D flowers, stars, ornaments and any other elements you would like. Furthermore, you can make the circle bigger. That way, you can add more and more elements and people will be able to see the wreath on your door from a mile away.
Finally, create the bow and attach it on top of the wreath.