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Mam-maw Claus

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About Mam-maw Claus

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  • Birthday 07/22/1967

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    My grandson, Jason, (7) said Mam-maw you make everything magical.
    I love you!
  • Location
    Hopkinsville Kentucky
  • Biography
    We like making Christmas special for our grandson,
    and I enjoy making displays and props
  • Interests
    I enjoy spending time with our grandson, he is God's greatest gift
    Autism support group
  • Occupation
    stay at home grandmal (mam-maw)
  • About my display
    I am not into having lights displayed all over the house, having a home thats over 30 foot tall doesn't do well. I have a display of wooden cutouts that I have made and plan on making alot more. I want to find blow molds for next year. I am also trying to make a ferris wheel for next year

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  1. Do you still have any of the blow molds for sale?
  2. Good luck and it was a lot of fun and everyone loved them
  3. Thanks, I had put him outside but we had over fifty mph winds gusts last week, so I brought him in.
  4. 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..
  5. Thanks everybody I am very proud
  6. I made him out of Scrap plywood
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. You need to call the local newspaper, tv news and go public with this! Good luck
  10. I was sitting in the barn the other night and seen my grandson's game "Candy Land" and thought it would be cool to make him.
  11. 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.
  12. I made the Charlie Brown Christmas last year. The gingerbread and Mario Brothers stuff is all new this year.
  13. 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"
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