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About countrymanlife

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  • Birthday 09/30/1983

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Growing up our neighborhood award "Best Christmas Display" annually, catch being you couldn't win multiple years. So every other year we would not unpack Santa and the reindeer and halved our display to not outshine others. :)
  • Location
    Spring, Texas
  • Biography
    love creating Halloween and Christmas displays
  • Interests
    woodworking electrical
  • Occupation
    drafting manager
  • About my display
    cutouts and lights
  1. They are c9 led bulbs at 12" spacing. I'm thinking of going with smaller spacing next year.
  2. So here are the pics of the decorations out. sorry for the big pictures. I can't wait to start adding more to these. I'll probably cut out the white portion above Santa's head. And a little story while setting these up. One reindeer antler broke off, it survived 2-3 weeks of being moved around in the shop, 1 - 20 mile trip to the house, and while deciding on where to put them it fell over on to my wife's foot and brook off, so for 2 days the middle reindeer had a piece of wood clamped over his face to glue hi antler back on.
  3. I free-handed them from images i found online. The elves came from images off shuttershack. The reindeer are based off http://www.thewinfieldcollection.com/product/Reindeer_Trio_Yard_Sign/Reindeer_Sleighs Santa and Rudolph are based off http://www.christmaslightshow.com/Falling-Santa-wood-patterns.html The Train is based off http://www.thewinfieldcollection.com/product/1017/Gingerbread I added the toy soldiers and am planning on hanging a sign off their candy canes to say "Merry Christmas" The penguins I do not recall where I found the image for that.
  4. Well got a late start on these but figured I would show where I am at on them. (sorry for the crappy pics, my phone messed up and had to use my old one) got a little more writing to do on the signs for the reindeer and penguins. Then I gotta seal them and put them out in the yard, more pictures coming later.
  5. http://www.michaels.com/Patio-Paint%E2%84%A2/cp0177,default,pd.html is the paint he is talking about. I remember using it many years ago as a boy scout.
  6. those look fun to make. I am hoping one day to add in motion to my display, think it will be a few years down the road.
  7. Man that sounds fun. For characters I would go with the main cast pretty much. maybe something like: King Candy = as a Grinch type character. Fix-it Felix = as a Santa type character. Vanellope and the Sugar Rush Racers = Carollers or just in Christmas clothing. (with candy accents) Ralph = as a Santa type character. Maybe add in the abandon game characters. http://cosplaywith.us/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/wreck-it-ralph.jpg and if you wanted to go further you could always get the "Bad-Anon" group together as carollers: M. Bison, Dr. Eggman, Bowser, Zangief, Neff, Zombie (plants vs
  8. thank you guys, I appreciate the feedback so far. I had heard about Disney licensing and since I only made these for myself I am not to worried. I don't really think I want to get into making too many for other people. It would take time away from my project. HAHA I think I might even just pass these on to a good friend who has children to enjoy them. A few years down the road I might revisit Disney characters but for now the wife has requested a different approach for the display. This year it's going more traditional with Santa, Reindeer, Elves, Gingerbread People, and Penguins. Here in t
  9. So I have just stumbled on this forum while looking around for advice on Christmas cutouts. So I figured I would go ahead and introduce myself. I am no stranger to cutouts, growing up we had a set of Santa/Sleigh and Reindeer that my grandfather cut out and painted. I always enjoyed setting it up remembering that my grandfather put his time into creating them made them special. So I guess that's when I started to enjoy the prospect of cutouts. To me the season has been filled with blow ups and plenty of off the shelf products and I wanted to be different. So about 2 years ago I started
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