Christmas Designs

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Angela Hoffman from Church at the Springs in Ocala, Florida brings us this beautiful Christmas design.

They were inspired by String Theory to make some string Christmas trees. To make the tree in the center which was 20′ tall, they created a scrap wood base, 8′ in diameter, and painted it black. Then they placed screws every 2″ on the side of the circle leaving 1″ of the screws sticking out from the circle. They strung Polypropylene Pulling Twine (which is used by electricians and comes in 6500′ buckets for around $35) around each screw and up through a carabiner hanging from a chain in the ceiling. They created 5 trees, an 8′, 2 at 6′ diameter, and 2 at 4′ diameter. The twine has to stay tight the whole time so they had one person up in a lift and one person on the ground passing the twine between them on another carabiner. This twine is a clear nylon with a small blue thread running through it which adds a blue color to it.

They surrounded the trees with contractor’s plastic sheeting which comes in large rolls.

The background around their large screen was created using black landscaping weed block cloth which was in a long roll 4′ wide (special ordered from Home Depot). They laid it out and painted the swirl pattern on it with layers of white acrylic paint. Because the paint seeps through the cloth they had to have it on top of a drop cloth and do several coats. Then they stapled it on to their black back wall.

This was a great hit at the holidays and was done for less than $350.

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