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    I found this video on Hudson Holiday website. It's a DIY on Candy Garland, which is quite neat.

    Watch it below.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/HudsonHo.../2/a-_Q_ZLLbdM

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    Are you demonstrating this at the convention for your "Show and Tell" project?
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    John you should put that stuff up in your yard. Maybe that guy will make them for you if you have him over for Cervezas and rump roast.

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    Hmmm, should be pretty cheap to make, then when you come over to steal my CCRs, you would probably get confused and take these instead,
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    Man that garland would last about 13mS outside. Water would fill it up and boom goes the lights..

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    I like this one ! This is a great idea for a porch that at least some covered sections. And maybe with a few more quality thoughts thrown in, such as:

    1. The video did not show using the heavy vinyl over top of the cellophane. Making the vinyl a little larger than the cellophane, all the way around is how I would see it.

    2. I also think he missed showing how to seal the boxes better for outdoors. Use a good 100% silicone to seal the boxes and they will last longer and keep the rain out.

    3. Maybe arranging small drain hole at the bottom of the loose cellophane/vinyl, to make sure the outside bunches don't catch water.

    4. Another <small> negative might be that for all your work you only get a couple years before the cellophane starts to crumble. But .. it may also look more "antique" as long as the boxes are still sealed up.

    5. Wind may also be the natural born enemy of these decorations. Use more silicone blobs on the rope, just as the tie-wraps are pulled tight. Then the wind won't make them slip on the rope.

    6. It would be a big challenge to arrange a place to store these so they are not smashed. Possibly just hanging them on hooks across the top of your garage. I would think a roof attic would be bad for storing these, due to the high heat attacking the cellophane.

    Overall I kinda like the look ! I could see some excitement with these strung all the way across the front of my house, drooping down just below my icicles. I would arrange them in channel groups that match the icicle channels, so they would balance with the other icicle effects.

    Hmmm, this will have to be added to my candidates list for 2011 ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kidcole View Post
    I like this one ! This is a great idea for a porch that at least some covered sections. And maybe with a few more quality thoughts thrown in, such as:

    1. The video did not show using the heavy vinyl over top of the cellophane. Making the vinyl a little larger than the cellophane, all the way around is how I would see it. As I saw it, he put the cellophane sheet on top of the clear vinyl sheet and wrapped them both together

    2. I also think he missed showing how to seal the boxes better for outdoors. Use a good 100% silicone to seal the boxes and they will last longer and keep the rain out. I understood that once the cellophane and vinyl was wrapped around the box, that was completely protecting the box

    3. Maybe arranging small drain hole at the bottom of the loose cellophane/vinyl, to make sure the outside bunches don't catch water. That could be a good idea

    4. Another <small> negative might be that for all your work you only get a couple years before the cellophane starts to crumble. But .. it may also look more "antique" as long as the boxes are still sealed up. I thought the vinyl outer wrap was to protect the cellophane, I spray paint clear kitchen cellophane and use it to wrap strobe lights, to get different colors of strobes. Going on three years now, no crumbling

    5. Wind may also be the natural born enemy of these decorations. Use more silicone blobs on the rope, just as the tie-wraps are pulled tight. Then the wind won't make them slip on the rope. Or just tie a small knot in the rope on each end of the box

    6. It would be a big challenge to arrange a place to store these so they are not smashed. Possibly just hanging them on hooks across the top of your garage. I would think a roof attic would be bad for storing these, due to the high heat attacking the cellophane. My painted cellophane wrapped strobes are stored in the garage attic, still fine

    Overall I kinda like the look ! I could see some excitement with these strung all the way across the front of my house, drooping down just below my icicles. I would arrange them in channel groups that match the icicle channels, so they would balance with the other icicle effects. No reason you have to only use one string of lights on the ropes, using clear cellophane and multiple strings of different colors, the boxes can be any color you want at any given time. A great RGB application that the new LOR software handles.

    Hmmm, this will have to be added to my candidates list for 2011 ...
    Denny brings up some good concerns, I added my solutions in blue
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    Great info. Multiple heads always make a better product !
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    Denny, the head that you are referring to belongs to John. I read John's comments and wouldn't have gone so far as to thank him. I would have put my comments in this post in blue fonts, but I don't know how to do it and frankly (and don't call me Frank) think it is kind of girlyish. But what do I know? I know John drives a Silverado truck, so he ain't a girlyman. Walter said he should get some pink shorts to testify to the fact that he is a real man.

    BTW, that garland will rot your teeth out.

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