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Multicolor Butterfly Suncatcher Lawn & Garden Art

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3D model description

This beautifully rendered butterfly suncatcher looks as amazing in print as it does in 3D modeling software. It makes a fantastic decoration in any window or lawn and garden decor.

It's incredibly versatile, visually stunning front and back, and capable of scaling from 50% to 150% and beyond. At 100% scale, it's an impressive 19.85 x 20.34cm (7.5 x 8.0in). I've printed it as large as 150% scale (requires larger printer for the frames - I used 400x400 Anycubic Kobra Max) and it came out perfect.

Each color piece prints separately and drops snuggly into its position on the frame for no-mistake easy assembly. There are 10 pieces in all - the top, bottom, and 8 color pieces. The inside "color" pieces are made ultra-thin (0.32mm) to mimic the translucency of stained glass. You can mix and match colors however you like. Have fun with it! And please upload your makes, we would absolutely love to see them!

ASSEMBLY (Glue Required)
Print out all 10 pieces:
Bottom Frame (x1)
Top Frame (x1)
Bottom Color 1 (Single x2, or Double x1)
Bottom Color 2 (Single x2, or Double x1)
Top Color 1 (Single x2, or Double x1)
Top Color 2 (Single x2, or Double x1)

Lay the Bottom Frame down with raised edges facing up. Insert the colored pieces into the appropriate slots. They only fit one way, and should fit perfectly into their slots, so you really can't mess this up. They are sized for easy printing and should fit perfectly, but if necessary, a bit of sanding will do the trick. Finally, add glue (I recommend E6000) and place the Top Frame over the assembled parts, making sure to line it up perfectly. Allow plenty of time to dry. I suggest using clips, clothes pins, or small clamps, or placing a heavy, flat object on top to ensure it glues together nice and tight.

The butterfly can be hung by attaching a string - I recommend either black string or clear fishing line - around the head and tail. Tie it close to the body, with the knot closer to the head end than the tail. Then leave enough extra string (8 to 10 inches) to hang it from. This will cause the butterfly to tilt at an upward angle. It looks more realistic and catches the sunlight beautifully.

As an added bonus, you can print out just the "Top" piece of the butterfly and use it as a wall decoration. I suggest scaling the Z up to 150%-200%, as the original 1.5mm will be very thin.


If you like the Stained Glass Butterfly, please check out other items in our ever-growing portfolio of STL models (including many more items with real Stained Glass effect).

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3D printing settings

The butterfly is very easy to print. The Top and Bottom do not require any special or high-quality settings, and can handle at least 80mm/s speed. The colored pieces will need more precise settings, due to their thinness. They are only 0.32mm thick, requiring exactly 0.16 layer height.

Layer Quality: 0.2
Infill: 15%
Speed: 80mm/s
Supports: No
Plate Adhesion: None

Layer Quality: 0.16
Initial Layer: 0.16
Speed 60mm/s
Supports: No
Plate Adhesion: No

3D printer file information

  • Design number: 1002423
  • 3D design format: STL and ZIP Folder details Close
    • Butterfly Suncatcher by
      • Butterfly - Bottom.stl
      • Butterfly - Top.stl
      • Butterfly Color - Btm Lrg.stl
      • Butterfly Color - Btm Sml.stl
      • Butterfly Color - Top Lrg.stl
      • Butterfly Color - Top Sml.stl
    • Butterfly.stl

    Learn more about the formats

  • Publication date: 2023-01-10 at 05:49


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