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I am thinking of doing a Easter Display, but what do you think? I haven't really decided yet but I do have some time. Do many people do Easter displays? I asked my wife and she doesn't care either way (she is just waiting to start working on more christmas things for this year)

I am thinking of building a cross, and then my mind goes blank. So, any input will be helpful. I must have a religious connotation in the display, I am trying to be a good christian, and its the reason for the day.

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There are dozens of Winfield cutouts you can do if you are up to the cutting and painting. Or if you weld you can make wireframes using the patterns. You can also get wireframes from several of the wireframe retailers that include lights or get them bare and save money by adding the lights yourself. Simplest thing is an egg of any size and paint it or drill holes for lights to stick through. The cross is one of the best ideas. Made it from 4X4 s and using the plastic plumbing straps to hold rope lights on it. Kathy and I are gearing up to decorate our grandson's school again this year. We had a 6 ft high rabbit hold an egg out in front of the school and dozens of smaller rabbits, eggs and other signs scattered around the school. Kathy also took a white twig tree and added Easter garland and Easter eggs on it and decorated one area with it. We used a smaller Easter bunny blowmold for a tree-topper. I have been debating making an Easter house to add to the school this year. In the thought stage at this time.

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Thanks guys you all have given me some great ideas!:) Ryan you just go all out!! wow! I like the bunny that looks like Buggs.

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I'm with you.....My Easter display will be all Christian.....I have a 15' Jesus inflatable with His arms open wide. I also got a 8' inflatable cross. Now this is my 4th of July display but I'm going to use the inflatable screen to project some painting of Jesus rising out of the tomb.....I think it will look real good.....

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We haven't really done a Easter Display, but did find a Pink mini light Bunny head in our front window. It is cute. Only 6.99 at Walgreens.

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I'm not a Christian, sorry. My easter display this year (the first year) consists of two strings of C9s. I use white, red, hot pink, purple, and flourecent yellow. Its simple, cute, my daughter whose birthday is next week loves it and a family modo- next year it will be bigger. I like the pastels although I had to special order them., A few will go up next Christmas for acent. Alos, I got some awesome C9 clips at home depot just after christmas. This is the first time I have tried them out and they are great. Thye keep the lights straight, safe and even.

adam

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