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DesertScrb29 Dec 2011 4:38 p.m. PST


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So is anybody else loading up on post-Christmas clearance items? If so, what have you bought, and where did you find it?

Space Monkey29 Dec 2011 5:03 p.m. PST

I bought up some plastic ornaments from Michaels on the cheap… interesting shapes that will work for alien artifacts, BIG spaceships, ornate tops on towers.

Turbo Pig Fezian29 Dec 2011 5:04 p.m. PST

Never done it; someone said a soak in warm water and a gentle brushing of the limbs will take that white snow stuff right off.

Major Mike29 Dec 2011 6:31 p.m. PST

Packs of 21 trees of varying sizes at The Home Depot were discounted down to just over $3.00 USD, but the store I was at is all out (I got the last ones).

epturner29 Dec 2011 6:52 p.m. PST

Bought six packs from Home Depot last year.

Still haven't unpacked them. Yet.


tima113 Supporting Member of TMP30 Dec 2011 3:13 a.m. PST

I bought 2 packs from HD before the holidays. I have read that the green dye is prone to come off if you do the warm water soak to remove the snow. I've also read that a dark green spray followed by a lighter green dusting sufficiently disguises the snow.

skinkmasterreturns30 Dec 2011 6:01 a.m. PST

I've already got so many from buying them over the years that I've taken a pass.You guys can have my share.

dglennjr30 Dec 2011 3:41 p.m. PST

If you want 'green only' trees, just spray paint the whole tree with 'Hunter green'. You'll never even notice that they once had snow on them. For added effect, when you spray it with the spray paint, while still wet, sprinkly on some appropriate colored flocking. Shake off the excess. I've made lots of trees like this.

PatrickWR30 Dec 2011 8:44 p.m. PST

Following up on dglennjr's suggestion about spraying 'em green, most of the trees in this photo came from the Home Depot 21-pack. They were sprayed green, then dusted with green flock while the paint was still wet.


DesertScrb31 Dec 2011 8:08 a.m. PST

What sort of flocking would you use?

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