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Using Your Profession for Christmas Decorations

Discussion in 'Tips & Tricks' started by OneUpTenn, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. OneUpTenn

    OneUpTenn Active Member

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    I am trying really hard to come up with some ideas to make my own Christmas decorations for my home using all this expensive equipment that I have just laying around the shop.

    Anyway, if you guys have used your sign making skills/equipment to make unique Christmas decorations please let me know. I am drawing a blank here.
     
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  2. weaselboogie

    weaselboogie Very Active Member

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    A great use for scrap vinyl is wrapping paper!
     
  3. rcook99

    rcook99 Very Active Member

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    Greg I suppose you give that to someone you really like! Just stick the vinyl to the item you are wrapping and sit and laugh you a$$ off watching them try to unwrap it. I like that idea, I can think of a few people that I would love to do that too.:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
  4. 300mphGraphics

    300mphGraphics Active Member

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    I was trying to figure out how to print and wrap something that would look like a Christmas tree for our little town's Hometown Christmas. Thought about balled up weeded vinyl for ball ornaments. In the end, I gave up.

    I've used vinyl for wrapping paper. I always try and come up with unique wrapping ideas. Favorite so far was fruit roll-ups. Edible wrapping paper. Cost me twice as much as the gift inside.
     
  5. HaroldDesign

    HaroldDesign Very Active Member

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    Static clings are a nice easy one.
     
  6. rfulford

    rfulford Active Member

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    A couple of years ago, I created some routered snowflake graphics on white styrene. My girlfriend loved them. I just took a few vector snowflakes and overlapped them in illustrator. The table time was crazy but the looked awesome.
     
  7. Circleville Signs

    Circleville Signs Very Active Member

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    Our Christmas tree sits right in front of our front door window so my wife was nervous about people seeing all the gifts. Our door has a total of nine 6"x11" glass rectangles. I designed a nice looking christmas scene, printed it in a grid onto 70/30 perf, and installed it. Looks great, and no one can see in unless we are home with the lights on!


    Gary
     
  8. StopSignGraphics

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    This was a few years ago but when I was working for another company they had lots of 6in diameter tubes laying around. I created a nutcracker design that wrapped around the tube. I cut down a couple 3in diameter and wrapped those for the arms. I used the tube caps that they use to protect the vinyl for shipping for the feet of the nutcracker.

    I might have the files and some pictures on my laptop. I'll see if I can find them.
     
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