Hi there! I’m Averly and I’m on the marketing team here at Glowforge.
I see so many folks on the forum who share amazing prints, so I got permission to run a little contest to give away a $50 Glowforge gift certificate!
All you have to do is post about your favorite gift you’ve made with your Glowforge in the thread below. The most liked post by 2/28 wins!
I’m not allowed to win, but I want to share my favorite gift I’ve given, too!
What’s your favorite dinosaur?
A few years ago, my then 4-year-old niece, Tori, was obsessed with dinosaurs. I was floored when she named off all of the different types when she showed me her little figurines over video chat. Yep, video chat. She lives a plane ride away, and keeping a kid’s attention on the phone is hard but luckily, she was in her “show and tell” phase.
Stegosaurus… Velociraptor… and our favorite, Brontosaurus!
Fast forward to the night before my flight out to attend her birthday party. I had put off buying a present because nothing seemed cool enough to be gifted from Tori’s “cool-out-of-state” aunt. But I remembered the plastic container she was pulling her dinosaur toys out of-–they needed a home.
I looked up dollhouse designs online and landed on a simple one that I could customize. After all, I wanted to print something special that she would appreciate even as she gets older, while also commemorating her key interest at the time– dinosaurs!
I printed all of the parts and kept it flat to pack in my suitcase, which was perfect because I like to travel light.
We built the custom Dino-House together on the morning of the big day and she took no time introducing her dino friends to their new home!
I can’t wait to see your best gifts - stories and/or photos welcome!
Edit: This contest is now closed but because y’all loved this so much, I’m going to get to this again for you. Keep an eye out!