Jump to content

Welcome to the PlanetChristmas forums!

Join us now to get access to everything in the PlanetChristmas community. Once registered (see the "Create Account" button above) and logged in (with the "Sign In" button above), you'll be able to work with some of the smartest people in the world.
- - - - -

Flying Santa Mounting...

  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 seankovacs



  • Members
  • Pip
  • 4 posts

Posted 05 October 2011 - 07:23 PM

I decided I'm going to hang the Santa and reindeer (Gen Foam blow mold) this year...and by hang, I mean suspend it between the house and tree (anchor points). I'm thinking about going with two guide wires coming off the tree and to the roof. I didn't want to drill any screws into the roof, so I might get a couple cinder blocks and have the guide wire go over the peak and on the other side with the blocks there as weight pulling down (friction and the mass of 2 or 3 should hold). Then from there, lay the sleigh, Santa, and reindeer on top of the wire tied down.


In Florida, so we typically don't get any high winds during winter.

#2 westislipxmas



  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 319 posts
  • My favorite Christmas story:.

Posted 05 October 2011 - 07:30 PM

i use the the big metal eye hooks that you can turn and screw in .. then i put one in the edge of the house (by the gutter) and the other to the tree.. then i use a clothesline (just how you would when hanging clothes) and roll each reindeer and the sleigh out... i attach them using thin wire that you can get at any hardware store...

#3 Tim Bateson

Tim Bateson

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 821 posts
  • My favorite Christmas story:Any and all.

Posted 06 October 2011 - 01:07 AM

Ditto with the hooks. I put my wire frame deer (full size) airborne last year & doing the same this year. Last year they where sweeping upward towards the peak of the house. This year the sleigh will be on the front porch roof and deer sweeping down to the ground.

Edited by Tim Bateson, 06 October 2011 - 01:08 AM.

There are Big Brain people & Small Brain people. I'm one of the Big Brains - with a lot of empty space.-
me Posted Image
Liberty Twp (Cincinnati), Ohio

#4 FandomFilms


    Distinguished Member

  • Members
  • 1,064 posts

Posted 01 November 2011 - 05:28 PM

Same thing here. I have two hooks in the roof and then use plastic coated wire. The entire team is very heavy and takes three of us to get it into place. I also use doll rod with the wires going through it in a couple spots in order to keep the deer in alignment.

The one thing I wish I would have done is break down the deer into sections to make storage a bit easier.

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image
Brian Coy
Crystal Lake, IL


Posted Image

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users