Newest house
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Author:  PutzinVT [ Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:58 pm ]
Post subject:  Newest house

So I saw an Ebay auction of a house I've never seen.
It appears to be made in the 1950's.

The thing that caught my eye was a light up tree.
Seems the tree sat on top of a C7 christmas light bulb.

It had holes drilled in it then the hole were covered with colored cellophane.

when light up it lite up w/ multi colors.

The auction house is the first shown.

my house unlite and lite are below it.

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My house unlite:

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House lite up:

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Author:  Howard [ Sun Oct 16, 2016 6:08 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Newest house


an "excellent reproduction"...

could you give us a few details on how you put together the illuminated tree?...

my very best regards...howard...

Author:  Lynn [ Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:54 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Newest house

Steve, great job looks just like the originsl. I would also love to hear how you made this tree.

Author:  maria [ Sun Oct 16, 2016 11:59 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Newest house

Be careful of the bulb you use--the old ones used a bulb that could set the tree on fire--the originals had a cardboard framework for the tree

Author:  PutzinVT [ Sun Oct 16, 2016 1:57 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Newest house

So how I duplicated the tree.

First the house base has a C7 socket base embedded into the house base.

No worry about fire. I used a LED C7 bulb. Produces no heat.

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For the tree you start with a paper cone.

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Mine were store bought. but you could make your own.

It is then cut to size. And painted green.

After painted, I punched 6 rows of holes with a deep throated 1/8" punch.

you then add 6 strips of cello on the inside.

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Now you add some really big glitter. Mine is arrangement plastic stones used for floral arrangements.

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I need to spray with a clear coat after, as the big glitter tended to fall off.

Place it on top of the LED c7 bulb and your done.

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Author:  BrianB [ Mon Oct 17, 2016 2:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Newest house

AWESOME Job Steve!! The tree is amazing, I would never have know yours is a repro other than how new it looks!! So great!

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