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We moved to a new home in 2002, and unlike our previous home, our current home does not have a fence around the front yard. To provide both visual appeal, as well as a physical barrier to help keep folks from getting too close to the displays, we decided to add a Candy Cane Fence.
Our original fence consisted of 16 candy canes, with red
and white lights strung between them. The candy canes were made from PVC
water pipe, which we bent into a cane shape, and added the stripe with red
electrical tape. The canes were held upright with fiberglass fence
posts, and stood approximately 4 feet high
the 2003 display we added many small candy canes to the
display. They were placed between the large canes to help complete the
fence, and in various other places along the perimeter of the display. We
also have 22 lighted candy canes along both sides of the driveway which are computer-controlled.
These smaller canes were purchased -- we tried making some for the 2002 season
but found the smaller water pipe flattened with our bending technique.
.For the 2007 season, we retired the large candy canes, freeing up room for our LED Arch Fence which debuted that year. Some of the smaller canes are still used as part of the arch fence and elsewhere in the display, as are the lighted canes along the driveway. The candy canes were eventually sold and are hopefully adding to someone else's display now.
We have documented our procedure for doing the PVC bending and creating the large candy canes in a "How To" tutorial on the website www.computerchristmas.com. Please click here for a direct link to the tutorial.
This page was last updated on Thursday, November 07, 2013