My wife reminded me that we will be going to my folks house at Thanksgiving. That means everything has to go up either really fast this year, or we have to start really early in setup. So, I have to start thinking about ways of putting everything up much easier.
Gutter Lights attached to pvc pipe - Instead of clipping the lights on to the gutters (which is a real pain), I think I am going to attach them onto some 1" pvc and attach the pipes to the gutters. Should be a real quick setup then for those.
Halloween - I saw a video on PC the other day where a guy made some "Angels with Jack 0 Latern heads" ...out of mini trees. This was the "Nightmare Before Christmas" stuff. Sooooo, I can get my mini trees and grid up during Halloween. Take some nylon fabric and drape it around the mini trees. Put a face on the fabric and.....mini ghosts! Halloween comes and goes....take the fabric off and have mini trees ;-)
Window Faces- Think I am going to do some pumpkin faces or ghost faces on coro board. Then use those on the windows. I could then run the lines I use for the wreaths...for these faces! Wonder how the political signs would look???
Painting the mini lights orange - On Planet Christmas I have seen where folks have use Krylon paint for painting lights orange. Mmmmmm. Use those on the faces!
Skull Heads..... on the trees where the snowflakes normally go! Then I could go ahead and run the lines for the snowflakes.
Leaping Arches at Halloween???? Wonder if anyone has done this. These arches are not really Christmas specific.
Getting this much up...would greatly cut down some setup times!!!!