In my first Simple Worship Stage Ideas post I shared a stage design based on water and sails. Here is another idea that we did for our Christmas set. This idea is based on the design Starry Night from churchstagedesignideas.com. Having a much smaller stage we had to adapt the idea.. but I think it worked well. Click here to see all of the photos.
The first element to put together were the windows. These were some we had from a previous set. They made from some thin wood and they have wax paper covering the windows. We are planning on recovering the windows with thin quilting backing, or fabric interfacing, so they are less likely to tear, yet still let the lights come through.
Here my wife is attaching the paper…
We then hung 6 3 foot wide panels of white poly satin.
They have sleeve sewn into the top. We took some dowel rods and put eye hooks on either end. We also created cords with small clasps on the end.
We throw the cord over the top bar of the stage using the beanbag, slip the dowel through the sleeve in the satin, hook the cords to the eye hooks on the end and pull them to the top.
Finally we tie them off to some created weights on the other side of the stage.
Next we put one set of our LED bar lights shining onto the back panels…
We attached the lights to the back of the windows and hung them in place.
The large one in the middle is about 4 feet from the background, the smaller two are about 6 inches in front of that. This added just a little more depth…
At this point we thought we were finished, but it just didn’t look right. The light from the christmas lights was reflecting too much off of the white panels in the back. The choice was to either change the panels to blue, but that meant taking them all down and redoing them.
So we just decided to make them look like pulled curtains, revealing the black curtain in the back. Here was the final result.
Also looked cool without any of the stage lights, just the christmas lights….
The nice thing about the whole set is that we only had to purchase the lights. We have the cloth panels in many different colors, and the windows were from a previous set so we got a great set for little cost.