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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 01/10/2021 :  11:56:01 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Wow, that looks fantastic already!


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sgtbob
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Posted - 01/11/2021 :  05:23:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
thanks for your posts Carl, Dave, and Ray.

Getting ready to decorate that doorway I knew I needed several small items. Here I mixed up
some red Sculpey III with some white to get a pink that matched the photo and made a bunch
of roses. Once they were baked hard I drilled a hole in each base and glued in pieces of
floral green wire to represent the stems.



I won't need these until much later in the project but since I had all the Sculpy out on
the workbench I made the four pink Pointsettiers to go in the urns beside the steps.



I also gathered up some pearlized round beads and painted some two sizes of round beads an
antique gold. These will be the ball decorations. I made a couple of large tassels
from Sculpy and also painted them gold. I found some nice ribbon 1/8 inch wide (hard to
find) which works out to ribbon a scale 3 inches wide, just right. I also picked out
some model green branches.

Bob



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 01/11/2021 :  10:43:24 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob, the flowers look very real.


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Ensign
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Posted - 01/11/2021 :  12:49:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, sorry to read about your computer problems.
Your completed walls sitting on the front porch look wonderful!
As do the red roses & poinsettias, I knew they would pose no problems for you.

Greg Shinnie



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 01/11/2021 :  1:47:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, Computer hiccups also caught mine while updating its operating system and I missed the chance to vote on Christmas decorations for your cottage.

A couple ideas for removable decorations:
Use hot glue to decorate a wreath on top of a thin steel O cut from a tin can lid and mount magnets inside the door to hold the wreath to the outside of the door.

If you make the garlands for around the door frame out of green pipe cleaners and add extra greenery and other christmasy bits to bulk them out, the magnets inside the door should also be able to hold the garlands up too.

The garlands on the railings seem like they can be carefully wrapped to stay in place and unwrapped to remove.

OOPS! you have already begun the decoration preparation



Edited by - Bill Gill on 01/11/2021 1:48:51 PM

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sgtbob
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Posted - 01/12/2021 :  05:33:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike, Greg, and Bill, thanks for your posts. Here's my first attempt at decorating



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Ensign
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Posted - 01/12/2021 :  08:21:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, that's beautiful!
You nailed it!

Greg Shinnie



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 01/12/2021 :  08:35:42 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob,

Your Christmas decorations look absolutely fantastic. Very creative. Your photo looks like a Christmas card.

Mike



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Carl B
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Posted - 01/12/2021 :  08:56:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Perfect!


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kebmo1
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Posted - 01/12/2021 :  09:55:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
indeed it is. that looks great.

diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie', until you can find a rock.

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sgtbob
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Posted - 01/12/2021 :  2:00:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg, Mike, Carl, and Kevin, thanks for your posts, much appreciated.

The posts are all in place now and I will have to start fitting all that gingerbread
between them, top and bottom. I suspect this is going to take a while.






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Terrell
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Posted - 01/12/2021 :  3:50:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wonderful!!!


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Guff
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Posted - 01/12/2021 :  11:09:51 PM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Bob,
Now that's a great first attempt!! Can I change my nay to a yea for the decorations?


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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 01/13/2021 :  02:21:06 AM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob, those decorations look amazing!


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sgtbob
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Posted - 01/13/2021 :  08:04:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fred, Dave, Ray, thanks for your comments.

Dave, If I remove your no vote and add it to the yes votes, I see that the yes will have 3 votes
and the no will have 2 so I guess I can proceed!!

I'm working on that band of gingerbread along the top of the posts and it will take some time.

Bob


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