Christmas Designs

Travel from Afar

Adam Carmichael from Santa Cruz Bible Church in Santa Cruz, CA brings us this Christmas horizon.

This design was inspired by Christmas cards that show a distant, silhouette of Bethlehem and the manger scene.

The design is fairly simple. They built the scene in three depths. The farthest layer was the one with the Bethlehem city silhouette in the upper left. This one layer spans the width of the stage. The second layer was the one with the wise men and the manger. It was situated on the right side of the stage and sat ~2.5 feet in front of the back layer. The foremost layer had the bigger palm trees and was situated on the left side of the stage around 2 feet in front of the second layer.

They used black foam core to shape everything. The layers were supported by short skeletal walls built from 2x4s and mounted to the floor.

The star field was a piece that they’ve had for a while. It’s made of black filter fabric with mini lights poking through.

A Rainbow Christmas Tree Planks