The ultimate guide to create 5 projects with your 3Doodler pen that are purposeful, creative, and ~aesthetic~ without breaking the bank!

Hi there! My name is Miribel, and I’m an intern for 3Doodler, the company who made the world’s first 3D printing pen.

I’m also a college student who is headed back to school in September. Like most, I live on a typical college student budget. However, I still want my dorm room to reflect my personal style without breaking the bank. One day, I had an idea. Why not use my 3Doodler Create 3D Printing Pen to create items for my dorm?

Here is the list of my favorite dorm projects to do with a 3D pen!

1. Easily organize all of your cords by creating your own cord holder!

Cord Holder

If you’re anything like me, there are always too many cords at your desk and there’s no way to keep them all organized. For me, I realized I could easily make cord holders similar to these with my 3D pen and stick them anywhere I wanted!

You can download a free stencil for this project here.

Cost of materials: $0.72
Retail price: $4.99 each
Saved: $4.27 or 86%

Extra tips
  • Color code your cord holders by using different colors of plastic.

  • Preferred plastics: FLEXY

2. Create the perfect accessory to hang all of your favorite photos!

Photo Hanger

When I originally saw this photo hanger at the store, I thought it would be the perfect addition to my room. This project has completely transformed my dorm, and I love using it to store all of my favorite photos and memorabilia!

You can download a free stencil for this project here.

Cost of materials: $5.28
Retail price: $21.51
Saved: $16.23 or 75%

Extra tips
  • Simply retrace the outer frame to add more sturdiness.

  • Use the holes on the corners to hang onto walls!

  • Recommended plastics: ABS

3. The ultimate project to add that ambiance you never knew you needed!

Lotus Flower Lamp

Your friends will be completely envious of your dorm with the beautiful DIY version of this lotus light! Just add an LED candle in the middle to add that perfect, laid back ambiance to your room.

You can view the video tutorial here and download a free stencil for this project here.

Cost of materials: $15.34
Retail price: $83.71 each
Saved: $68.37 or 82%

Extra tips
  • To create curved lotus petals, simply trace and Doodle over the stencil using a mason jar.

  • Preferred plastics: PLA

4. Never lose your keys or jewelry again!

Jewelry Tree

This jewelry tree is very simple to make, yet it’ll make such a huge difference in your dorm, adding both convenience and elegance!

You can view the video tutorial here and download a free stencil for this project here

Cost of materials: $3.84
Retail price: $20.98 each
Saved: $17.14 or 82%

Extra tips
  • Use the holes in the tree stencil to put your earrings!

  • If you want to Doodle a tree with a more circular base, simply use a bottle cap and trace around it until you get your desired tree height!

  • Preferred plastics: ABS

5. A project inspired for the Doodler who appreciates minimalistic vibes!

Orb Lights

If you want an item in your dorm that pulls everything else together and adds style to your space, this orb light project is perfect for you! Grab a friend and you can finish the entire project in no time.

You can view the video tutorial here.

Cost of materials: $14.38
Normal price: $39.99
Saved: $25.61 or 64%

Extra tips
  • If you don’t want to use the method shown here, you can Doodle on two halves of a tennis ball, and then Doodle them together to make one whole.

  • Preferred plastics: PLA

Overall, I saved a total of $132.09 (or 77%) on these 5 items!

Although I loved the fact that I was able to save so much money, what I truly enjoyed the most was being inspired by the things that I saw in stores and recreating my own unique version at home. I felt I didn’t have to sacrifice substance and style for price, and I’ve already had so many compliments about the items I created. I can’t wait to be able to Doodle more dorm decor in the future!

If you try this out at home, let me know know by tagging @3Doodler in your photos on social media and using the hashtag: #WhatWillYouCreate

Stay creative,

-Miribel