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Deck the White House halls with 3D-printed ornaments

Trim the tree for the president this Christmas with the 3D Printed Ornament Design Challenge. No 3D printer needed. Hurry, submissions due November 10.

The Christmas State of Mind Ornament by Leo037nyc Instructables

Want to help decorate the tree at the White House this Christmas? Instructables is teaming up with the Smithsonian and the White House for the first-ever 3D Printed Ornament Challenge.

Winners of this festive challenge will have their designs 3D-printed and hung in the East Wing of the White House during the holiday season. Winning designs will also be featured on the Smithsonian's state-of-the-art 3D data platform and may be included with other White House ornaments at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.

According to Instructables, "The model should be no larger than 3x3 inches and reflect the magic and wonder of the holidays, so think ornaments that represent winter sports, toys, activities, symbols, and anything that inspires you during the festive winter season. Want to incorporate a little twinkle to your designs as well? Design a piece that fits or clips onto a string of lights!"

You don't even need to own a 3D printer to enter. Just design an ornament using any 3D modeling software. The winning designs will be 3D-printed and shipped to the White House for you.

There are only a couple days left to submit a design or just vote for your favorite submission on So far there have been 108 entries submitted.

To qualify, you must be a US resident. The competition ends Monday, so make haste.

Snow Shaped Ornament by Dark_chip_cookie Instructables