White lights bring a snowman back to life!

by | Nov 5, 2015

Photo of a lit snowman

We just received this photo from one of our customers.  His snowman was looking sad and dim. A few strings of Christmas tree lights with built-in clips brought this smiling guy back to life!

The picture made me happy in the middle of our busiest time of year and it’s an inspiring project. I just had to stop in between the phone calls and share.

Here are Dave’s comments:

Hi Shellie – I have received the replacement string and all is well. The snowman will make his debut to the outside world around Thanksgiving day, giving everyone a cheery smile. Thanks to you folks, he has been revived for many more holidays to come.

Enclosed is my photo, in my new clothes, all bright and sparkly as you can see.

Thanks again for your patience and wonderful help. Have a wonderful and happy Thanksgiving day.

Dave R. (November 5th, 2015)

For a project like this you’ll can go one of two ways with your repair:

  1.  Purchase lights with built-in clips.  This works great if your frame is 3/16″ in diameter.  make sure you know the size of your frame by tightening down an adjustable wrench and measuring the gap.  You can find mini lights with clips here.
  2. If you can’t find the exact color of lights with built in clips, your alternative is to purchase standard incandescent mini lights, like these, and combine them with these sculpture clips.

These solutions are much quicker and easier than zip-tying the lights in place and will position the bulbs to be along the frame instead of at a 90 degree angle.

Do you have a story about restoring a favorite piece of yard sculpture?  Share your stories here!!

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4 Comments

  1. arthur blakeley

    lilike to no if you have a ligth ing plan for the waving snonman i lose my plan to put the ligth i it all cut out thank youi have ovrn 30 of your christmas and ligth a ll 18 house on are street for 26 year;

    Reply
    • Shellie

      Hello Arthur,

      I’m sorry that we don’t have a plan for wiring up a snowman. The best way to get started is to get the right size sculpture clip and then patiently install the lights starting with each section and then running the ends of the lights back over the frame (doubling up the lights) where needed when you reach the end of a run since they cannot be cut.

      Please send us a photo when you get the lights installed!! We’d love to see it.

      Reply
  2. Gloria

    I have the same type of Snowman as above! The string of lights on the right hand side of the snowman’s tummy are dead! Can I replace the bulbs only or do I need to buy a new strand of bulbs? What do you suggest?

    Reply
    • Shellie

      Light strings from different manufacturers can have different replacement bulb voltages and bases. Without knowing the specifications of the replacement bulbs, changing out the light set itself would be your best next step.

      Good luck getting your snowman fully lit for next Season!!

      Reply

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