Over The Top Christmas Lights
2014 - Behind the Scenes - Dancing Chicken
Sarah Brooks designed the chicken and parts so that when put together correctly the chicken would do the chicken dance. I received the files with the chickn and took them to be printed. They were printed on 3' wide paper. I used 50 count LED warm white lights for the chicken and parts and 50 count LED green for the grass. Around the edges I used 50 count LED warm white, green, red, and blue which were used for the hula part of the song. I used assorted lengths of twisty tie and assorted sizes of zip tie all in black. I used a frame made using these wire frame instructions.
Once I received the printed chicken, I cut out all the parts and labeled them as to where they should go. I placed each one on cardboard, traced, and cut out. The cardboard was then traced around using a black marker and the inner lines were added. This helped show where the lights should be added.
The chicken was placed on the frame and tied into place using twisty tie and the parts were added one at a time as we worked. The lights were pushed through the wired from the back and each light was either twisty tied or zip tied into place. Each section of wires were labeled so they could be plugged into the right channel. Once set up each channel was wired to the controller.
The chicken and frame, once finished, was stood in place and stakes were driven into the ground and screwed into place. This is a two person job and I would like to thank my sister, Linda Brisentine for helping bring the chicken to life.
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