Are you dreading the annual tussle with the tangled ball of
Christmas lights? We are too! So we have put together some suggestions on
how to create a stunning seasonal spectacle with a twist.
Project decorations straight
onto your house
If you have a shed or a friendly neighbour opposite, you
could project your Christmas lights straight onto your house. This avoids battling with blown bulbs and
just needs a bright projector, images or animations to project onto the house
and somewhere secure under cover where you can place the projector. Your house would be the envy of the neighbourhood!
Richard Ayoade, showed
how to do this in the Gadget Man Guide to Christmas when decorations and animations
were projected directly onto the Gadget Man house.
Project onto your
Line your windows with tracing paper, a frosted shower
curtain, a thin cotton sheet or frosted film and you have a screen to project
your decorations. This could be a
Christmas tree, a festive greeting to your neighbours or Santa in his sleigh.
Software design company, Reason, wanted to
create a Christmas display on their windows which could be seen by people passing their offices
in Spitalfields, London. It showed Santa
skimming over the rooftops on his sleigh.
Don’t get the needle
If you are fed up schlepping the tree in from the garden
centre (or loft) and spending hours arranging baubles – why not project your
tree? All you need is a plain wall and
an image of a tree to project. You could
make decorations and place these strategically on the wall or have a
pre-decorated perfect tree as your projected image.
Who knew projectors
could be so much fun?
And of course you can just use your projector to enjoy your
favourite festive flicks and create a cinema feel in your home the whole
family can enjoy!