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Chaz
10-28-2010, 11:34 PM
Anyone have suggestions on how to construct gift boxes that look similar to wrapped Christmas gifts, with and without lights?

rstehle
10-29-2010, 12:39 AM
Here's a thread from over on PC that shows a very economical approach to making presents: http://forums.planetchristmas.com/showthread.php/8745-Making-lighted-presents

Chaz
10-29-2010, 07:15 PM
Here's a thread from over on PC that shows a very economical approach to making presents: http://forums.planetchristmas.com/showthread.php/8745-Making-lighted-presents

Thanks. Unfortunately, I can't see the image until the admin approves my new membership. Arrrrr!

djulien
10-29-2010, 11:11 PM
You could try a 2D or 3D wire frame, with lights inside and wrapped with plastic wrap (the kind for food, or for shipping). That would make the lights visible from inside, and give it a shiny look on the surface. You could use colored plastic wrap also.

don

IdunBenhad
05-23-2011, 08:28 AM
Hi:
There are a number of plastic boxes in different sizes available at Walmart, Kmart, etc. that would make good gift boxes. Some of these are colored, clear plastic and lights would show through. They would make a good place for your controllers, too.

A large outdoor decorative bow could be put on them and make them look like gifts.

dpitts
05-24-2011, 03:30 AM
I believe the op was talking about boxes that could be left outside for a month or two.

wonko
05-24-2011, 03:47 AM
I believe the op was talking about boxes that could be left outside for a month or two.

That's what I was thinking as well. I've never seen a paper bag last 2 months outside during the winter LOL. The plastic colored wire frame boxes look pretty good. I like Iduns idea too. I might just have to give that a try.

Brian

oldcqr
05-24-2011, 10:21 AM
A friend of mine a few years ago made up an igloo out of PVC and plastic sheeting - the thicker stuff, not the thin used for temp tarps while painting. You could do the same for presents. A bulb under it and voila! A lit present. You could even throw something RGB under there and have a color changing present.

The problem is during the day time. All your presents are going to be off-white looking plastic cubes.

A few years ago Walmart was selling inexpensive wireframe presents I wish I had more of. You can see them in the 2010 videos on my site (http://www.landolights.com/main/content/view/22/66/) next to the mega tree.