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    Default Quick and easy lighted candy canes

    These are about 5í tall and cost less than 10 bucks each and take less than an hour to make and look much better than the small store bought ones I used to have , will be making many more . .


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    Default Re: Quick and easy lighted candy canes

    They loom great! What did you use and how did you do it?

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    Default Quick and easy lighted candy canes

    Supplies used
    Used 1 1/2Ē sch 40 pvc come in 10í sections for 5.50 each or so
    Red duct tape
    I used 2strings of 20 incandescent bulbs I had gotten from dollar store for 2.00 each or 1 led string of 50 doubled up .
    Heat gun (cheap one) is what I had
    Scrap plywood

    So to make them all the same size and shape I used the scrap plywood to build a mold


    Put one end in slot on right side and slowly heat sections and bend till gets all the way around . Must go slow and if I get a kink or fold in pvc at bend I put one foot over to keep the round shape till it cools .
    Cut end off to length desired.
    Then wrap red duct tape at an angle around spiraling around till done .
    Then run lights inside . I pulled lights through with fishing string and hot glued in to inside of pipe to keep in place.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dchackert View Post
    They loom great! What did you use and how did you do it?

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    Thanks hope that makes some sense can do more pics on my next ones I make.


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    Default Re: Quick and easy lighted candy canes

    Lights need to be super bright type the foggy or duller ones donít work as good.


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    Are you installing them on the ground? If so how do you support all that weight? Might look good on the house though. I will keep it in mind for a future project. Looks great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aknflyer View Post
    Are you installing them on the ground? If so how do you support all that weight? Might look good on the house though. I will keep it in mind for a future project. Looks great!
    Plan is in the ground ground ... working on trying a few diff options Iíll post what works best soon as I get it right .


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    I see 2" pvc ID is just 0.147 larger than 1 1/2" pvc. Might be able to do it like my megatree with the larger pvc buried in the ground and slide the canes into the buried sockets. Might have to go to about 2' depth to be strong enough. But my megatree has a steel pole in a pvc ground sleeve. Maybe the base of the cane could be beefed up with some sort of internal stiffener so it does not buckle in the wind. More research would be needed. Keep us posted on your ideas. I am interested.
    Last edited by aknflyer; 09-28-2019 at 02:36 AM.

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    Default Re: Quick and easy lighted candy canes

    so your telling me ,,you are using grey pvc and the ligh glow trough it ?? m i missing something ??
    cheer

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbotte View Post
    so your telling me ,,you are using grey pvc and the ligh glow trough it ?? m i missing something ??
    cheer
    Iím using White pvc not grey


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