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Anyone know how to make your own lighted snowflakes, bells, or other decorations? I cannot believe the pricing on these seemingly easy to make items.

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Sure, I just recently duplicated a bell set that is sold by Action with coro and mini lights. Besides saving money, it also doesn't consume as much energy....Check out our website....

http://www.belardolights.com/bells.html

Total cost probably around $20 or so instead of $200 for the ropelight version.....

Randy

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I use a scratch awl from Sears, available where the screwdrivers are displayed on the rack. It's the perfect size....Here's a photo....

Randy


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search for a program called "rasterbater" It may sound funny but i use it for enlarging things almost as big as you want. then transfer to whatever you desire.

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Randy...

I said this last year, and I will continue to say it again and again. Your Word Tree you built is the most amazing and inspirational thing I have ever seen. The work and time you and your son put into it is amazing to me!! It is by far the best part of any display I have seen to date!!

Now back to your regularly scheduled programing....

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Thanks for the kind words, Greg....

It was one of those projects where we didn't know how it was going to look until we got it built and installed. My dad wasn't sure in the beginning if it was going to work out, but we forged ahead and made it happen!!!

We had some pretty bad fading on the purple and blue lights, etc. (maybe the white coro background amplified the sun?)....

So this year I've replaced a lot of the lights with LED lights......It should be better and brighter!!!!!

Thanks, Randy

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  • 1 month later...

bossgroove wrote:

Does anyone have a nice outline for a 3 - 4 foot snowflake?

Search google images. I have a few but I am not home till after 6 if you do not find one by then i can send you a couple.
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I don't know why I didn't think of that. Sometimes, we all go to the Great Wise Board for any question. Thanks. Found some great ones.

I was also asking to hear how difficult some designs are from others, proper spacing, blah, blah, blah

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Here's one of the four snowflakes I made. I put the design on one, clamped all of them together and drilled the holes. I have no clue what size drill bit that I used, but I tested it and the lights sit nice and tight.




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  • 2 years later...

Randy-

What size do you do your characters?

Others- what sizes have you found as good for stars, tombstones, etc?

Thanks

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Randy wrote:

Sure, I just recently duplicated a bell set that is sold by Action with coro and mini lights.  Besides saving money, it also doesn't consume as much energy....Check out our website....

http://www.belardolights.com/bells.html

Total cost probably around $20 or so instead of $200 for the ropelight version.....

Randy


Randy.... great site, a lot of inspiration there:)
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