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Hi all I have had the 28" plastic candy canes along the sidewalks for years and want to change it to something else. I am not sure what I could do.... im looking for some inspiration. Arches/leaping arches are out of the question though. (well animated ones anyway). I have 338 feet of peppermints along my property/road so I dont really want to do another row of them. I have white swag lights on the other side of the sidewalks on the retaining wall. You can see in this picture here what I have had for years: http://rephswinterwonderland.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoid=130863149

Thanks in advance for any ideas/help.

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I don't know for sure if your display is animated or static. Since there are no videos on your website, that I could find, I am assuming it is static; as mine mostly is .

Your long sidewalk is a great decorating opportunity. Some ideas are:

Snowflakes

Small R/W tomato cage trees

Small blow mold snowmen

Blow mold nutcrackers

Your (existing) candy canes

Small wireframe ornaments

Your (existing) swag decorations

Wireframe Elves - (I admit to having a bias toward Elves)

Lighted packages

Peppermints (to tie to your road decorations)

Personally, I wouldn't have one side all of this and the other side all of that. I would pick 3 to 5 ideas from the list above and whatever else you think of or is suggested and alternate them on both sides. This would work well for both a static and an animated display, IMHO.

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yeah i am 32 channel LOR computer controlled, just my net didnt support uploading of videos, we had verizon phone. My dads co. did an upgrade on the cable and phone lines and i have an upload speed of 60kbps now so this year I will get a video up. I dont have that many blowmolds of the same though. The swag lights are on 1 channel and the candy canes are on a different channel. I could make some mini trees, and I have not found a place for some good cheap wireframes that dont cost FREIGHT shipping charges. :( There is a company called Rileighs Outdoor Decor a few miles south of me, I would like to check them out. They do the Allentown Lights in the Parkway, and many towns.

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I guess they don't sell them any more, but Holiday Coro used to make arches that were just a foot tall or so. It was made of coro and I think each piece had 4 small arches on it, and then you could connect each section to the next. I really like them, but I didn't need them then. You might be able to search around for pics and do your own thing with it.

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lol cars, i dont have any soldiers an those are really hard to come by around here. and also... I could make my own arches (not to be mean from holiday coro( i have stuff from him and it works awesome).

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North Poles. A North Pole fence made of PVC pipe, candy cane painted with glass or plastic globes on top. Inside the globe you can put either a 40 watt bulb or insert a string of mini lights. We do that and it looks really nice. For Halloween, we line the pathway with pumpkins. Ours are animated, but I think they look really nice when they aren't animated. If you want to animate with mini lights, you can alternatively, put more than one color of lights inside and tell your controller to change colors. We used 4-way ells on the top to run ropelight through to connect the north poles. here is a video so you can see them. Sorry about the quality of the video, I guess it got nervous when it uploaded. <G>

http://www.youtube.com/flashers#p/u/29/SfMoaMBVuTw

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i forgot about the northpoles thanks for reminding me about that darlene.im still not sure what i want, so many ideas and choices, how do you pick? eenie minie moe?

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Gemmy has some nice sparkling type snowflakes which i bought at lowes. It is 29.99 for a pack of 3 so a little expensive but should give a nice effect along with pathway.

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Those giant over sized C9 replicas would be good there. Or it would look good to totally line that retaining wall portion with regular C9 lights in those little holders, that make them stand up, then go around the sidewalk, with the way it curves that would be really cool. Just those things that look like lights in the sacks would look good too. You have a beautiful place, especially that giant tree, could you put the candy canes in the tree since you aren't going to use them on the sidewalk?

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oh im using the candy canes and archway to make a pathway to santa in the chair to "form a line" to see santa back by the santas workshop. I dont like the real C-9 bulbs incan or the c-7s. I have set my mind on what im going to do thanks to what my dad got from work and also from my ideas/imagination and also ideas from village houses and some other "stuff" :)

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I used to use the candy canes as well. This year I took out the incandescent lights replaced them with LED’s. I then crisscrossed the candy canes and lined the sidewalk and drive way. They look pretty cool. I’ll post a pic in a couple of days after I finish the display.

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I like the North poles made from PVC, or

Holiday coro has some great ideas with the CoroStars, Coro Mini trees, etc. They are all setup to be animated or not!

Good Luck with the projects!!!

Mike.

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I have the gemmy pathway markers i bought 2 years ago clearanced out.I bought 23 boxes the last few were only $5 a box of 4.You can see them in my videos.

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Here are the criss-crossed candy canes zip-tied together. They are held up by wooden stakes that I painted flat black. If you look closely, the north poles made from 4 inch PVC, line the sidewalk near the house. Good luck at whatever you decide.

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Can't see your display, pic won't come up so I don't know if this is out of question but I have shepard hooks with lights hanging fromthem as kind of a makeshift fence, also doesn't make it so easy for people to wonder intto your display, alos did one of the northpoles out of pvc and striped it, looks awsome when done

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