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3D Printed Pencil Holder – 10 Great and Useful Models

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by Tobias Hullette
Mar 22, 2019

Poor organization can be the bane of anyone. Make your office a little neater (and cooler) with one of these awesome 3D printable pencil holders!

Best 3D Printed Pencil Holder Models Not So Ordinary

Et tu, Maker?
Et tu, Maker? Source: BugKeng / Thingiverse

Almost any cup can be a pencil holder, but why settle for something normal? If you have a 3D printer and a messy desk, these 10 models will be perfect for the organization and beautification of your office. 

Printing pencil holders is a lot of fun! Most models can be printed with low infill, course quality, and no supports… and they still come out great!

Best 3D Printed Pencil Holder Models 1. Buckyball

Who knew buckyballs could be such great pencil holders?
Who knew buckyballs could be such great pencil holders? Source: pmoews / Thingiverse

What is it? This pencil holder isn’t a typical desk organizer. It’s based on a single 180-atom buckyball and is sure to prove itself to be both impressive and helpful. Simply print and organize. At 100% scale, this model only uses about 22 g of filament. Do to its design, stringing may be an issue, but with some slicer tweaking, this will be ready to go right off the build plate. 

Who designed it? pmoews

Who printed it? Over 30 Thingiverse users have posted makes of this pencil holder. The various colors and materials used are fascinating.

Where to find it? Thingiverse

Best 3D Printed Pencil Holder Models 2. Beehive

This model combines form and function.
This model combines form and function. Source: BeeVeryCreative

What is it? This model puts a cool twist on a 3D printed pencil holder. The designers obviously drew inspiration from a beehive, and the result is simply stunning. There isn’t much more to say about this model — it looks great and will definitely help you organize your desk area. 

Who designed it? BeeVeryCreative

Who printed it? Several Cults users have posted makes of this pencil holder with various machines, materials, and colors. One maker even used a Stratasys J750 3D printer to print with several colors at once!

Where to find it? Cults

Best 3D Printed Pencil Holder Models 3. Wireframe Skull

A creepy desk is a tidy desk.
A creepy desk is a tidy desk. Source: philnelson / Thingiverse

What is it? Who knew that a pencil holder could be so creepy? Based off of Isabelle the Skull Vase, this 3D printed pencil holder is a great way to spice up your desk organization. The complex look added by the wireframe modeling is intriguing! However, the “complex look” of this model does, by no means, translate into complex printing. In about 90 minutes, you can print this model without any support or infill. (Note: The designer suggests using a think shell of at least 0.8 mm)

Who designed it? philnelson

Who printed it? This is, by far, the most popular pencil holder in this list. Over 650 Thingiverse users have posted makes of this model using both FDM and SLA technologies. It looks great when printed in any color!

Where to find it? Thingiverse

Best 3D Printed Pencil Holder Models 4. Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar can make the most boring desk epic.
Julius Caesar can make the most boring desk epic. Source: derailed / Thingiverse

What is it? Considering Gaius Julius Caesar’s tragic death, the locations of the pencils in this holder are appropriate. You can almost hear this pencil holder cry out, “Et tu, Maker?” The majestic tragedy captured by this model is well worth the nearly 20-hour print time. It’s best to print the Caesar_With_Supports file, which includes custom-made supports only where needed. Upload it to your slicer, disable supports, and get printing!

Who designed it? derailed

Who printed it? Over 100 Thingiverse users have printed this pencil holder! Almost any color will work, but the white used by derailed certainly looks authentic.

Where to find it? Thingiverse

Best 3D Printed Pencil Holder Models 5. Curvy

Almost looks aortic...
Almost looks aortic... Source: damm301 / Thingiverse

What is it? This model is called a pen holder, but seeing that there isn’t much difference between a pen and a pencil, we’ll include it in the list, anyway… Designed with an organic touch, this organizer is sure to be a great addition to your desk supplies and 3D print collection. Prepare for 12+ hours of print time. And remember, do not use supports! Due to the complex overhangs inside the model, support structures will be impossible to remove. 

Who designed it? damm301

Who printed it? Over 160 Thingiverse users have posted makes of this featured model, which has been printed using various different machines and materials. 

Where to find it? Thingiverse

Best 3D Printed Pencil Holder Models 6. Pencil Pot

A pencil pot holding pencils.
A pencil pot holding pencils. Source: dooit / Thingiverse

What is it? The pencil pot is a wonderful pencil holder that looks… like a pencil! This model is very big, with even the designer suggesting to scale it down to 80%. In any case, the final print will look great on your desk. The top portion looks best in brown, but the bottom can be any color. Have fun printing and using this great design!

Who designed it? dooit

Who printed it? The makes on Thingiverse have been printed with PLA in a variety of colors. 

Where to find it? Thingiverse

Best 3D Printed Pencil Holder Models 7. Hyperbolic

This model puts a twist on pencil holders.
This model puts a twist on pencil holders. Source: riono / Thingiverse

What is it? Pencils holding pencils? Sounds like circular reasoning, but it works! This next model is a simple ring that you can clip pencils into to form an aesthetically pleasing, hyperbolic twirl. Simply print the ring, click the pencils, and you’ll have yourself an awesome pencil holder. This model uses less than 20 g of material, so you don’t have to worry about outlandish print times or filament loss.

Who designed it? MakeALot

Who printed it? Several Thingiverse users have printed this pencil holder with various colors. 

Where to find it? Thingiverse

Best 3D Printed Pencil Holder Models 8. Tree Stump

Proving that stumps are far from useless.
Proving that stumps are far from useless. Source: DanielStein / Thingiverse

What is it? This pencil holder takes almost 20 hours to print and around 250 g of filament, but the result is stunning. This tree stump is sure to both organize your pencils and impress passers-by in the process. The designer of this model used this tree stump by TurboSquid user DIWANTARA as a starting point. Then, he added a void in which to keep pens and pencils. 

Who designed it? DanielStein

Who printed it? Over 50 Thingiverse users have printed this model. The prints using wood filaments are particularly beautiful. 

Where to find it? Thingiverse

Best 3D Printed Pencil Holder Models 9. Pencil Pencil Case

Pencilception.
Pencilception. Source: francfalco / MyMiniFactory

What is it? No, that’s not a typo. This model is a pencil case shaped like a pencil! The model is designed to be printed in five colors. You can either print the tip in one piece and change colors to end up with the wood and graphite look, or you can print the tip in two pieces. Okay, so it’s not strictly a pencil holder for desk organization, but you’ll still love printing and using it. Also, since it’s basically hollow, it doesn’t require much filament or print time. Best of all — drumroll please — no supports are needed!

Who designed it? francfalco

Who printed it? Over two dozen MyMiniFactory users have printed this pencil pencil case. Interestingly, the five colors used vary for almost every model. 

Where to find it? MyMiniFactory

Best 3D Printed Pencil Holder Models 10. Pencil Organizer

Taking desk organization to the next level.
Taking desk organization to the next level. Source: MrHradaa22 / Thingiverse

What is it? This model is a pencil holder on steroids. It can hold pencils, tools, USB sticks, SD cards, and almost anything else you need to store! The designer has provided both 225-mm and 195-mm versions, so anyone with a standard 200 x 200 mm printer should be able to make it. The 16-hour print time is a small price to pay for such an awesome design!

Who designed it? MrHradaa22 

Who printed it? A couple of Thingiverse users have printed this pencil holder. Their desks are probably looking pristine!

Where to find it? Thingiverse

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Feature image source: MakeALot / Thingiverse

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