Easter Designs

Throwback: Sunburst Cross

Chris Willard from Crossview Covenant Church in North Mankato, Minnesota brings us this cross backed by sun rays. (Originally posted June 2012)

They built the sides of the cross using 2″ rigid polystyrene overlapping in a faceted style. They rigged it from their pipe-grid. They cut the face panels from 4×8′ sheets of cellular greenhouse panels. They left the white plastic facing the back of the panels so they were more opaque and could be lit from behind.

They used sail cloth from Rosebrand and connected it to a vertical pipe right behind the cross (the pipe also held the LED lights). They threw a general wash of color with LED’s on the fabric and front-lit them with Mac 550 lights with a complimentary color and a gobo to add texture.

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10 responses to “Throwback: Sunburst Cross”

  1. Mike Carson says:

    ok love this design is there any more pics on the cross itself to get a better idea of how to build it.

  2. mario says:

    hi n god bless i was wondering if i can get more detail so we can try build in it in our church thank u n god bless

  3. Jennifer Alba says:

    Yes would definitely be interested in more details on building the cross

  4. Kevin says:

    I’d love to have more details about making this cross, too! Thanks!

  5. Vini says:

    hi n god bless

    im from Grace community church in Brazil and i’m Looking for more information on how to make this beautiful cross

    u inspired me and i’d like to build one for uor youth conference…can u help us ???


  6. Chris Chapel says:

    I’m really interested in knowing about the lighting components and how/where you placed them. Any pics would be appreciated.

  7. Kim says:

    Can you tell me about how much this set cost you?

  8. Anita says:

    Please can you email me details how to make this cross and also please confirm what fabric is used.Thanks.

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