DIY Last-Minute Design Gifts for the people you almost forgot

 

You’ve made it most of the way through this year’s Christmas list: gift for mom check, gift for dad check, and something for your niece check. But as every year a few days before the big day, you realise that one person your forgot on your Christmas list!  Don’t panic, we rounded up the best last-minute DESIGN gifts, that you can make by yourself now to be still in time for Christmas. Real Design-products do not necessarily need ages to produce or consume the budget of your next holiday trip!  You can still charm your loved ones with presents that are extremely stylish, useful and qualitative, with help of digital fabrication tools or just with your hands –  we all know that handmade gifts mean so much to the recipient!

We decided to pull together 5 of our favourite open source designs that can be downloaded and made by yourself!

 

Tabouret Acolyte

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Stool Design by Estampillerie

https://www.lestampillerie.fr

 
 

Tabouret Acolyte

A free downloadable stool design by Estampillerie

 

Material:

– wood

– fabric

– plastic filament

Tools:

– 3D printer

– Scissor

– Needle and Thread

– Wood Milling

 

Boombox

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Smartphone-Speaker by UAU-Project

www.uauproject.com

 
 

Boombox

A practical and functional desktop speaker with an innovative, modern design to 3D print by the design team UAU Projects.

Material:

– Plastic Filament

 

Tools:

– 3D Printer

 

Download the files for free on www.cults3d.com here

 

Light_00

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Lamp Design by Milo McLoughlin-Greening

 
 

Light_00

A customisable design lamp by Milo McLoughlin-Greening 

 

Material:

– Sticks (the material can be chosen)

– Light bulb and cable 

– simple piece of plastic printed in 3D

 

Tools:

– 3D Printer

– Cutting Knife

 

Download the files here

 

Colabyrinth

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A kids game that teaches collaborative problem solving

www.wikifactory.com

 
 

Colabyrinth

A marble run game that helps kids develop their social skills, focus their attention and achieve goals just by sitting and playing.

Material:

– Wood

– LED Lights

– Sensors

– Marbles

Tools:

– CNC

 

Download the files on wwww.wikifactory.com here

 

Coasters and Jewel with Plastic Smoothie

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DIY Plastic Recycling by Augustin Flowalistik

 
 

Turning plastic waste into design objects in your kitchen!

Plastic Smoothie is a collaborative project with the simple goal of giving plastic waste a new life.

 

 

Material:

– Plastic Waste

Tools:

– Blender

– Mini Oven

– Oven Paper

– Wood Panels

– Laser Cutter

 

Find the whole description how to recycle plastic waste into beautiful gifts here