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General Foam Santa/reindeeer At Home Depot Online

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Found out that Home Depot online has a great selection of General Foam blow molds that I thought were not made anymore.  They have full Nativity sets and cool Halloween stuff, too.  Have been wanting a set like this since I was a child.  Plan to order the other 6 deer after the holidays.  Up on the roof this shall go!

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Congrats!

 

I wanted this blow mold set as a child too.  I bought mine three years ago. I also thought blow molds were gone, until I found General Foams' website and looked at their online catalog.

 

Not sure if you have been to these cool sties that sell General Foam blow molds:

 

http://christmaslightscreations.com/product-category/christmas-blow-molds/

 

http://www.greenbaywebsites.net/christmastowneusa/store/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=75

 

http://www.seasonsla.com/empirepics.html

 

http://www.bronners.com/category/outdoor-decor/lighted-plastic-items.do?nType=2

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Found out that Home Depot online has a great selection of General Foam blow molds that I thought were not made anymore.  They have full Nativity sets and cool Halloween stuff, too.  Have been wanting a set like this since I was a child.  Plan to order the other 6 deer after the holidays.  Up on the roof this shall go!

If you're looking for information on what is still made, or what isn't, when it was, etc., check Blow-Molded.  That's one of the reasons we created it.  Even if you don't see something on there you're looking for, if you e-mail us we usually will have the information on it.

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Here it is!  Since it is only part of the setup, I just used stakes in the slots of ridge cap and ziptied the wire legs to each, then bungee corded the rear legs and sleigh rails to it.  Had fairly strong winds today and no problems, so far.  Once we get the other 6 deer, then I will build a full frame to support the entire set.

 

Steve

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Thanks!  Everyone loves the Santa and Reindeer on roof.  Can't wait to have all nine reindeer, if I decide to.  Really focusing on the full Nativity blow mold set for next year.  I love my plywood cutout, but with just the right wattage LED bulb in each piece, serious wow factor.  Saw a few locally and they just pop!  But if they put a good sale on, then I may do both.  More is better!!

 

 

Steve

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