Innovative Things That You Can Make With a 3D Printer

In this article, we are going to present to you a few innovative things that you can make with a 3D printer. 3D printers are a fantastic way for you to get creative, and in the last few years, they have risen to popularity massively. These printers can be used to make a lot of things, some of which can be incredibly useful and very beneficial to your home. They have even been used to make firearms in the past! (though we don’t recommend that you do that!)

Here are a few innovative things that you can make with a 3D printer.

Tea Dispenser

You can actually make a tea dispenser with a 3D printer. You have to print a few compartments, as the dispenser should ideally be modular. You then attach the mounting plate to the wall and add the modular pieces to it. It is important though, first, that you find a website that manufacturers and retails the best 3D printers for you to buy. Tea dispensers are not only great for your home, but they make a great gift too.


Lamps are not the first thing that people think about making when they invest in a 3D printer, but you can definitely make them. In a retail outlet, you could expect to pay hundreds for the kind of lamp that you can make with a 3D printer. You can add LED strips to it, or alternatively, wire it up (whichever is easier for you).


You can actually make drills with 3D printers. Crazy, right? Next, you’ll be telling me you can print a 3D printer with a 3D printer. You can buy the electrical components that one would need to power up the drill and get it working online, and you can print the base for the drill itself.

Money Clip

Some people prefer wallets, others prefer money clips. Money clips are a great way to carry your cash around while giving off an air of John Gotti. You can also use money clips to carry business cards around if you are a business professional.

Cupboard Hooks

If you have pets in your home, you will know how annoying it can be when they learn to open drawers and cupboards. To prevent this, invest in a cupboard hook. Cupboard hooks can be put inside drawers and cupboards and will keep them locked and keep your pets out.

Coat Hangers

With 3D printers, you can actually print out awesome coat hangers. Coat hangers when downloaded are a great way to save yourself some money, and make use of your 3D printer in ways you could not have possibly imagined.

Plant Pots

There is a trend on social media at the moment of 3D printed plant pots. Plant pots are a fantastic way for you to make use of your 3D printer and introduce a bit of nature into your home. We could all do with more nature in our lives, especially since many of us are not allowed outside because of the raging pandemic.

Shelving Units

With 3D printers, you can create shelving units of all sizes. Some of the most popular units downloaded are oddly shaped (think circles and triangles), and if you are into that, then go ahead! If not, then you can download the blueprint for ordinary shelves of all sizes and shapes, ready to go straight onto your wall.

Tape Gun

You can actually print out a tape gun with a 3D printer. You can also print out real guns, but as we mentioned already, you don’t want to do that! The last person that did get a rude awakening from the FBI! Tape guns are a great way for you to store and handle your cello tape.


You can, with a 3D printer, actually print out a speaker system. Amazing, right? While you will need to pick up the electrical components from a hardware shop, you can still print out the body of the speaker, and man do they rock!

Plates and Cups

If you are into plastic cups and plates, then you will be happy to know that you can print them off with a 3D printer. You can save yourself so much money with these printers it is absolutely incredible. Why buy plates and cups when you can download a blueprint and print them out yourself? Incredible, right? Yeah, we thought that you would like this one!

3D printers rock! You can save money, get creative, and have a great time with them. We hope that you’ll take some of these awesome suggestions in mind and have a great time with your 3D printer. Thanks for joining us.

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Benjamin Noah

Benjamin is a professional blogger and marketer, who frequently writes about custom packaging, technologies, news and health to help businesses understand and adapt new ways to reach and inspire their target audience.