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Last Updated on April 15, 2022 by Mark P.

When all the holiday decorations are starting to look the same, it may be time to look to the past for some inspiration. Many people are craving some good old fashioned nostalgia, which means vintage Christmas decorations are making a huge comeback. During a time when everyone shares their decorations over Instagram and Facebook, people want to stand out from everyone else in their feed with unique decorations.

It’s about more than just decoration though. By using an old product, you are helping keep items out of landfills and breathing new life into something that other people might have written off as worthless. Those of us in the know, though, know nothing is never “old”. It’s just vintage.

Vintage Blow Mold Santas for Sale

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What is a blow mold Santa?

If you don’t know what a blow mold is, you’re not alone. Today our yards are graced with cheap blow-up decorations that easily deflate or blow over. Back in the day, people decorated with blow mold decorations. The plastic manufacturing process that created blow molds is called blow molding. The objects are hollow. They’re much sturdier than inflatable decorations and keep for longer. You can even pass them down from one generation to the next.

Instead of a blow-up Santa in your yard, consider a sturdy blow mold Santa. Of course, Santa doesn’t want to be lonely, so including some blow mold elves and reindeer is also a must. You can hold them fast to the ground with twine and a stake so they won’t blow over, and they won’t deflate like a balloon decoration. Vintage and antique blow mold decorations are a great talking point and will help your yard stand out from the crowd.

We’ve all seen a plastic pink flamingo in someone’s yard, and that was where the blow mold craze began many years ago in 1957. They were created by a man named Don Featherstone, who eventually went on to own a company that mass produced many different blow mold products, all made from his designs, from gnomes, to penguins, to ducks. There were smaller blow mold products prior to this, but the pink flamingo is when blow mold decorations really took off in popularity.

Finding vintage blow molds can be a tricky process. You can find them at flea markets, on eBay, Etsy, and even Facebook marketplace. Because of their rarity, a genuine vintage blow mold Santa might cost hundreds of dollars depending on its size. For a non-local item, the size of a blow mold could make the cost of shipping very high.

If you do find a great vintage blow mold, use a gentle cleaner and a soft cloth to wipe it down. Take care not to damage the paint. Any cracks can be repaired with a clear epoxy adhesive, LEDs can replace old bulbs, use spray paint to refresh any faded color.