As many of my friends know, and has been alluded to in earlier posts, I have a very friendly black cat named Onyx who spends most of her time sleeping in my craft room. A few months ago, while looking on Thingiverse (a website for 3D printed projects), I saw a garden stake that, when pressed into the ground, showed a black cat peeking up. At the time, I thought that it would be a fun for over the door frame in my craft room. So, I downloaded the stl file, adjusted it to work for my idea and printed one on my 3D printer.
The result was really cute when hung over one of the doors in my craft room and added some whimsy. It was lightweight and adhered above a door frame with a Command strips.
After this one was completed, I saw an image of a black cat peeking around the side of a door frame – thus another project.
To create my idea, I traced a black and white image, adapted the image to make sure all of the black areas were connected to one another, converted the image to an svg file (using a program called InkScape), imported the file into TinkerCad to create an stl file for 3D printing, and sliced using Prusa Slicer.
This was followed up with a Yorkie (in honor of our former dog, Duke).
And a Bull Dog for a friend.
At the craft fairs that I recently participated in, these Door Toppers were very popular. In additional to the four pets shown above, I also printed some Halloween decorations, pumpkins, ghosts, and a black witch’s hat. My favorite Halloween decoration was the black hat. To make the band purple, I interupted the printing at 2mm and switched the filament. Kinda fun!
The Door Toppers, while rather inexpensive, were the most popular item sold. I have since been asked if I could make other dogs. Additional pets will be added. If you have a special request, just let me know.