Eichler Ornament

Ornament On Tree
In Action

Every year, our neighborhood has an annual ornament exchange.

This year, we hosted the party at our house.

For our ornament, I picked up a bunch of matte finished shatterproof (i.e. plastic) ornaments from Amazon.com and shoved ‘em in EMSL’s Egg-Bot.

For the artwork, I found an elevation illustration of the front of a typical Eichler and used Inkscape to trace a relatively minimal line drawing of the elevation (attached below).

Worked great! The person that received their ornament loved it and, of course, then everyone else wanted one, too. No problem! I printed ‘em up in whatever color combinations folks wanted.

When loaded in Inkscape, the lettering and wreath on the door are in a different layer than the house line art. The Egg-Bot Inkscape driver makes it easy to print a layer at a time and, because the stepper motors stay powered unless you explicitly turn them off, you can easily swap pens after a layer is printed without knocking things out of alignment.

If you have an Egg-Bot, those particular ornaments + Sharpie ultra-fine markers are pretty much an optimal combination. You don’t even need to take the little hanger top off when printing. As can be seen in the photo on the left, the ornament part fits well into the cup of the egg holder and the plastic eye is held quite firmly by the spring loaded part of the Egg-Bot’s egg holder.

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2 Responses to “Eichler Ornament”

  1. Danica says:

    Are you still making these ornaments? My fiancĂ© and I just moved into an Eichler over Thanksgiving and thought this would be a great Christmas gift for us for our first home together. If you are still making them – Can I order one and if so how much?

    Thanks
    Danica
    d_steinle@hotmail.com

  2. Jackie says:

    Hi there! My boyfriend James and I just bought an Eichler home and I would love to surprise him with one of your ornaments!

    Thank you!
    Jackie

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