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My 2012 Gingerbread Display- Plywood/foam

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I made everything by hand, with plywood and foam.

All the gingerbread people is 2" white foam and the candies are 1" blue foam. Gingerbread house and train are scrap plywood. I ended up only spending $5.00 on snow for display.

The play slide is my grandson's "little tikes"post-8409-0-55702600-1355628515_thumb.jppost-8409-0-31457200-1355628891_thumb.jppost-8409-0-16145900-1355628993_thumb.jppost-8409-0-95063200-1355629158_thumb.jppost-8409-0-46174800-1355629182_thumb.jppost-8409-0-40215200-1355629209_thumb.jppost-8409-0-25481900-1355629233_thumb.jp

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This is terrific. Really like the snow. Best I have seen this season. Makes me want to go the work shop and get started

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That's really sweet y'all. The snow is the only thing I had to buy, I had everything laying around.

You will find the snow at Walmart it's $2.50 a bag and it took 2 bags.

I tried gluing one, ,spray adhesive, silicone and paint, I found while the paint was fresh and wet, smashing it into the wet paint

Has held up to the hard rain and wind we've gotten.

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Great job on the Gingerbread theme!!ove your Gingerbread men.  Just wanted to know what kind of foam did you usae for them and what kind of paint.  Will it hold up in  the rain and snow.   What did you use for the candies??

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Gingerbread, and fruit slices are made out of 2" white foam ( the kind with the foam beads) and all candies are

1" blue foam, it was all free so I tried out, both. This was my first attempt at all of this.

I have been making wood cut outs for 20 years.post-8409-0-53387700-1356399101_thumb.jppost-8409-0-20396800-1356399176_thumb.jp

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Sorry, I forgot. I buy mismatch paint from lowe's all year. I have about 30 gallons of interior and exterior paint.

I buy it no matter what color, because you can always mix it.

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You said the Gingerbread figures are made out of 2" white foam. (actly what do you mean with the foam beeds). Just wanted to know how tall are the Gingerbread men.  how did you get the outline....did you freehand the men.  Is the paint waterproof or is it regular craft paint.....did you have to spray it with a weather proof coating. Anf finally did you use paint for the white trim on the gingerbreads.  I definately would like to make these. 

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Derek durkac,

Ok I hope I can remember all the questions.

1) The white foam..there is a pic above my post (y'all see the white and blue foam)

2) I just free handed them, larger ones for me, hubby, and oldest grandson. Smaller ones for the 3 middle grandkids and small one for my 6 month old grandson that's on the slide.

3) I but paint in gal, qt, or what ever I can get at lowes all year. You can't beat getting a $40. Gal of paint for $5.00 a lot of them even have primer in them, but I use any as long as its the right color....my gingerbread people are a little dark (my family says I burnt them) because my front yard is so big I have to paint alittle darker so the can see them good.

4) no water proofing, I use PVC , and cpvc pipes and gorilla glued them to the back

5) I found on here everybody uses expand foam for all the icing.....that's too hard, hard to paint and messy. I got every tube of white and clear silicone caulk Lowe' s had (at a dollar each discount) which I was going to use around house. And it is perfect no painting and you can wiggle it as your putting it on to look like frosting I hope this helped. This was my fist attempted at this, then I found out that it looked really good..post-8409-0-69952100-1356723853_thumb.jppost-8409-0-47259700-1356723938_thumb.jp

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That is an awsome job...the best decor is the ones that you make....you did a great job and everyone loves them...congrats

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