I want to know how to make Christmas gifts and big candy that's wrapped for our Christmas float. Any ideas?
Christy from Mcgehee, AR
For the person who wanted to know "how to make big wrapped candies" you use either Styrofoam or regular foam. Just cut them into the size you want and wrap with either the colored Saran Wrap or clear see through colored gift wrap paper. Twist the ends and tape around the ends to hold. You can cut the foams with scissors or a serrated knife or electric knife as well. (11/05/2007)
To the person that wanted ideas for snowballs, my son's scout troop had poly fill spread all over the float for snow and threw marshmallows. It was a hoot and nobody got hurt if hit by them, plus you had a snack if you got hungry. (11/28/2007)
By momma Jen
To the one who needed ideas for the theme "Rockin Around the Christmas Tree"' I have seen a float that had a Christmas tree in the middle with rocking chairs around the tree. People were sitting in the rocking chairs rocking to the song "Rockin around the Christmas Tree". It was really cute. (10/28/2008)
For "Being Green", you might want to consider using the famous Dr. Suess's - The Grinch. You might be able to play with a cute headliner too, like "Don't let the Grinch be the only green you see this Christmas". (11/07/2008)
For the Dental theme float, you could put a tree in the middle of the float and put toothpaste boxes, toothbrushes, dental floss, floss picks, and even coupons for cleanings, etc. You could even donate these items to one of the shelters there in your town afterward. We used this theme before and it was really cute. Just use anything to do with dental and hang them on the tree. We used candy lips, bubba teeth, and any thing smiley, lots of smiles. It'll look great. Good luck. (11/08/2008)
For the one "Christmas unwrapped", what about wrapping packages, leaving the top open and placing a child in it, or a person. (11/14/2008)
The Horse and saddle club floats, what about kids on rocking horses or stick ponies. (11/14/2008)
For the "Christmas in Toyland" float. How about dressing people as toys. This would be especially easy for kids. They have Halloween costumes, where some were dressed as Thomas the Train, Barbies, etc.
I work for a non-profit organization and we have limited funds so, we decided to try setting 4 chairs in the back of a pick-up or a trailer hitched to the back of the truck. Use the 4 chairs to seat able bodies, (people) ha!
Wrap large square boxes (not rectangle because of the room involved) with Christmas wrapping paper. Cut a hole at the top for the head to fit through and one hole on each side for the arms. Have the person sit down in the chair then place the wrapped box over them. Place a big bow on their head. Our theme is "This Christmas give the gift of yourself". Since we take care of the elderly and disabled, we felt this theme was fitting, to volunteer your time to help someone. Of course, decorate the vehicle or trailer with plenty of garland etc.
Our banners were to cost 300.00 however, our budget would not cover something that expensive. So, I decided to make the banners myself. All you do is purchase a few of the poster type boards, the plastic, thick kind as big as you would like. Then, have plenty of ink in your printer. Hopefully you have a computer. Go to Microsoft Works etc, where you can type letters or documents.
At the top of the application, where it has the size of the letters (Font), delete the number that is in the filed then type in 400, this will give you 4 inch letters all ready to place on your poster or banner. Size them up, space them out and tape them down where you want them. Then cover with clear drawer liner to protect them. Works great and saves a ton of money and looks very professional. Of course choose the color you want the letters to be and print each letter one at a time. Have fun.
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