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Displaying Santa Sleigh W/ Reindeer On Ground

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This coming year, I was thinking about displaying one of my santa sleighs and reindeer on the ground. I was thinking about putting the reindeer side by side with rudolph in the front. Also, I would like to make it look like they are taking off from the ground. I just was wondering if anyone could help me with a design. I want the display to be very secure and withstand any wind etc. If any can share their design and also provide pictures that would be great. Thanks so much. Look forward to hearing and seeing any possible ideas.

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I haven't done it yet, but I have been thinking about using PVC Pipe at various levels, and sliding the wire stands into them. By staggering the heights of the PVC pipe, it would give the appearance of takeoff.

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Sure. Heavy gage (not sure the size) wire bolted to the house and attached FIRMLY in the ground. I wrap the front and back of each deer on the wire before attaching to the ground. Do this for each row of deer. If you want a curved/swooping effect you'll have to attach 2 or 3 different wires at various angles. This takes some work but it's a great affect. Check my webpage - I don't have detailed pictures, but somewhere there are pictures or videos showing the deer going up - sleigh on the ground, and another year that the sleigh was on the roof and deer coming down to the ground. These are all the full size wire frames, not these dinky things they sell today.

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West I didnt make mine too high. But I just made the stand like the factory ones on GF deer. Made them out of the metal rod from political signs. Every two got a bit higher.. and Rudolph was the highest. I didnt put them out last year because I used a santa train but I plan to use both this year.

Jim

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I used tomato cages to make the stands for my Grand Venture set. Works very well and can be anchored to the ground nicely.

I really don't know what the mounts look like for the other makers, but I would think they could be used with the tomato cages. Another thing--these stack nicely inside each other for storage.

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I used tomato cages to make the stands for my Grand Venture set. Works very well and can be anchored to the ground nicely.

I really don't know what the mounts look like for the other makers, but I would think they could be used with the tomato cages. Another thing--these stack nicely inside each other for storage.

That's a fantastic idea!

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