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4 Fun Clover Facts About St. Patrick’s Day!

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Create your own luck this St. Patrick’s Day with MakerBot! Celebrate by making 3D-printed charms that embody the true spirit of holiday cheer. We’ve compiled a quick list of four St. Patrick’s Day facts to help you decide which prints are most suited for your celebration. Learn more about St. Patrick’s Day and how you can enjoy this exciting time with these holiday-themed 3D prints.

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Tradition with a Twist

Did you know that St. Patrick wasn’t actually from Ireland? He was originally born in the UK. His dedication to Celtic Christianity and his mission to increase its prevalence in Ireland led to him becoming a widely recognized figure in the Celtic community. You can commemorate this cultural appreciation of St. Patrick by wearing prints like this delicate Celtic Dragonfly pendant, or this Celtic Trinity Heart pendant. These charming Celtic coasters are elegant accents to a dining area. Or you can just use this Celtic clover as a decorative piece for your desk at work. There’s also a Celtic cross you can print to keep true to the more traditional significance of the holiday.  

 

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Use Your Luck Wisely!

The three-leaved shamrock was originally meant to symbolize the Catholic concept of the Holy Trinity. Over time, we’ve come to identify the shamrock as a universal symbol of luck and prosperity. Transform the shamrock into a symbol of beauty with this clover pendant. Add some decoration to your home or office with these shamrock hangups. Rev up the party with this shamrock shot glass, or stick these fun, customizable picks into your cupcakes to add some fun holiday flair.

 

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Stand Out While You’re In the Crowd

The largest St. Patrick’s Day parade in the U.S. takes place in New York City, where millions from all over the world come to celebrate. Whether you’re attending this parade, or enjoying one that’s closer to home, you can make your experience even better with 3D prints. Try printing your very own trumpet or whistle to add to the sounds of the festivities. Create your own shamrock glasses to complement your holiday outfit. You can also attach these mini shamrocks to your flags, bags, hats, and other parade gear.

 

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It’s The Little Things That Count

Greeting card companies reportedly sell anywhere between 8 to 15 million St. Patrick’s Day cards a year. That’s a lot of cards. Make the card exchange more memorable this year by surprising loved ones with a few holiday-themed keepsakes that are fast and easy to print. The kids will love these wooly sheep figurines, miniature cobble cottages, miniature castles, all of which are popular fixtures on the Irish countryside. You can also print these little wine glass charms in True Green to give them that St. Patrick’s Day appeal. If you know someone who’s visiting an Irish pub with friends, or someone planning to enjoy a few root beers with the family, make them smile with this St. Patrick’s Mustache Bottle Topper. Be sure to check out the video tutorial to see how this fun item can be made using TinkerCAD software. Follow the instructions to make your own!

As the world’s largest 3D printing community, Thingiverse encourages everyone to create and modify items, no matter your technical expertise. Luckily, this platform comes with tons of instruction and support from other innovators. Transform this holiday into a special memory for you and your loved ones by starting your print today.

 

SOURCES:

http://news.discovery.com/human/life/st-patricks-day-facts-trivia-to-share-over-a-pint.htm

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/03/0315_050315_stpatricksday.html

http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/top-ten-facts-you-never-knew-about-st-patricks-day-140846663-237432581.html

 

 

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