Stage Designs

Square Leaves

Christine Trench from Gateway Alliance Church in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada brings us these squares with leaf veins inside.

They built the set using sheets of 4×8′ plastic cardboard from Home Depot (costing $16 each). They used black electrical tape to create the vein pattern on the sheets.

They put holes in each corner of the plastic then used long cables ties to connect the boards together and hang them from the ceiling. They added some black electric tape around the cable ties to make them strong enough to hang.

Then they used 40lb fishing line (camping, outdoor stores) to pull the panels back by around 8 ft and attached them to the rafters to create the bow affect. Finally they finished it off by lighting the pieces with LED bars.

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13 responses to “Square Leaves”

  1. Sam says:

    Awesome! I love this idea!

  2. Darren says:

    Wow. Beautifully simple!

  3. JR says:

    Could we get a part number for the plastic cardboard? I think it looks awesome.

  4. Matt says:

    I love the gradients of the colors! Where were the LED bars mounted? Top and bottom? Left and right? And what LED bars were used?

    • Michael says:

      Hey Matt. The LED bars we used are the Chauvet Colorband Tri. Looks like they discontinued them this year on the Chauvet site but I’m sure you could get a hold of them elsewhere, or something very similar

      We have four bars (two each side) floor-mounted and angled so each bar washes two panels and gives a nice gradient effect in between. Lighting them from below was easiest as the panels curve towards the back of the stage.

      Thanks for the compliments!

  5. How did you light your set?

  6. Jeanie Harrison says:


  7. Madhao says:

    I love this idea

  8. Theresa says:

    Could you post a picture of the panels UNLIT? Did you line them up to align the black tape or was that a happy accident? =D

  9. Donna Lewis says:

    Did you have any trouble with the electrical tape staying adhered to the plastic board? I have a fear that the tape would eventually fall off since it is not very sticky anyway. Did you do anything special to the tape, like wrap it around the outer edges of the board and use stronger tape on the back to hold it in place?

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