How to create a DIY reindeer hanger with 3D printing

We continue our series on Christmas-inspired decorations with another easy-to-make item that you can use to bring the holiday spirit into your home.

What you’ll need:

  • a computer and a wi-fi connection
  • Vectary — the free, online 3D content creation tool
  • plastic primer spray
  • red color spray
  • white color spray
  • sandpaper 360 grit
  • superglue
  • a pair of eyes (fake eyes, mind you)

1. Go to Vectary and download the Reindeer Hanger 3D model template . To do so, click Customize and then Export 3D model.

You can always choose to personalize this 3D model if you like - with Vectary it’s free and easy to do. Add your personal touch and download your own remixed model.

If you want to know how we created the model from scratch, watch the complete video tutorial created in Vectary 1.0:

2. Print both the reindeer face and nose out. If you don’t own a 3D printer, simply use our Shapeways plugin right from the editor and order a 3D print with one click.

3. Use a super fine sandpaper with a 360 grit and sand gently the 3D printed reindeer head.

4. Apply plastic primer on it.

5. Spray the reindeer head evenly with white paint.

6. Spray the nose with red paint.

7. Glue the nose to the reindeer’s face.

8. Glue the eyes as well. (You should be able to find these in any craft or gift shop.)

9. Now add some superglue to the back of the reindeer’s head and stick it to a wall or wherever it comes handy.

Santa says the hanger is mostly for decoration, but it sure is sturdy enough to hang your Santa hat or clean, red socks on it. Just make sure you place it in a spot that’s visible to the old guy. Near the chimney perhaps?! ;)