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!
Stool Design by Estampillerie
A free downloadable stool design by Estampillerie
– plastic filament
– 3D printer
– Needle and Thread
– Wood Milling
Smartphone-Speaker by UAU-Project
A practical and functional desktop speaker with an innovative, modern design to 3D print by the design team UAU Projects.
– Plastic Filament
– 3D Printer
Download the files for free on www.cults3d.com here
Lamp Design by Milo McLoughlin-Greening
A customisable design lamp by Milo McLoughlin-Greening
– Sticks (the material can be chosen)
– Light bulb and cable
– simple piece of plastic printed in 3D
– 3D Printer
– Cutting Knife
Download the files here
A kids game that teaches collaborative problem solving
A marble run game that helps kids develop their social skills, focus their attention and achieve goals just by sitting and playing.
– LED Lights
Download the files on wwww.wikifactory.com here
Coasters and Jewel with Plastic Smoothie
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.
– Plastic Waste
– Mini Oven
– Oven Paper
– Wood Panels
– Laser Cutter
Find the whole description how to recycle plastic waste into beautiful gifts here