A lot of holiday memories come from classic Christmas movies and TV specials.
If you were born anytime around the 80’s you probably had a beloved VHS tape with recoded holiday episodes and specials. It was inevitable that some were missing a couple minutes in the beginning and some over lapped each other and they definitely all had commercials!
If you were like us you watched that tape a million times every season. Time haven’t changed too much, we still rewatch all the classics- it’s just way easier to find them now! …but we do miss those epic festive commercials.
We were walking down our block back in October when we found this vintage TV right outside of someones door with a pile of trash. We stopped in our tracks and knew we had to take it!! We were hesitant because we weren’t 100% sure it was up for grabs, but we knew we couldn’t just leave it there! So we did the right thing and took it AAAND left a note explaining if it wasn’t trash we’d happily take it back and we and left our number.
We never heard back, so we started taking it apart, leaving the shell.
Our goal is to one day make it into a cat house for Teddy, but we keep thinking of seasonal ideas. We decorated it for Halloween and now Christmas…sorry Tedster, you’re gonna have to wait for that cat bed!
Teddy says, “Don’t touch that dial”!
How we put it together:
It’s basically a diorama, so if you grew up making shoe box projects for school (like us) you probably get it. But here’s the gist!
We cut a piece of foam board to size for the back. Then we added fabric with spray adhesive and cut the fabric to size.
We taped an LED strip of Hue lights around the inside of the TV to give it a glow. Best part is we can control the color, saturation and brightness from our phones. Very modern and magical!
Cut another piece of foam board for the floor. We taped down some white Christmas lights so the snow would glow, but when we put the snow cotton on top the lights looked too yellow…and almost looked like fire, so we swapped them out for some LED strips that we could make a cooler color. It took a little extra work, but it looks so much better now!
Taped the backing to the back of the tv and stapled the same fabric onto the sides of the inside of the TV.
Propped up three of the wooden trees we made a few years back for small forest.
Threaded mini snowflake ornaments and taped them to the top of the TV.
Added our doppelgänger’s with a little tinsel trim around the tv.
Oh, and if you haven’t realized by now – Andrew is the Reindeer and Dennis is the Bear!
There were a lot of wires coming out, so we taped them to the back of the TV with lots of duct tape for a clean look. No one wants to look at messy wires!
Should we add some hearts and keep it up through February?? It’s almost too cute not to!
After these messages, we’ll be right back!!