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 onto your windows
Simply 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 or even an elves workshop!
For the 2018 Gadget Show Christmas Special presenter Jon Bentley showed how to create a magical Christmas display by projecting AtmosFX digital decorations onto the Gadget Show house windows. We used a £3 shower curtain from Dunelm Mill and beamed the elves workshop via our ultra short throw Full HD HZ40UST laser home entertainment projector. AtmosFX creates digital decorations with fun and entertaining animated characters and stories for Halloween, Christmas, Valentines Day and other special occasions. Watch again on My5: www.my5.tv/the-gadget-show/season-28/episode-9
Don’t get the needle
If you are fed up schlepping in the tree from the garden centre (or loft) and spending hours arranging baubles – why not project your tree or decorations
Optoma helped Craig Charles projection map his Christmas tree and create a snowy scene on a mirror, using the GT1080Darbee short throw Full HD projector and Optoma’s Projection Mapper app, for the 2017 Gadget Show Christmas special. Watch again here: www.my5.tv/the-gadget-show/season-26/episode-10
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!