Garrett Walker from Bayside Community Church in Bradenton, FL brings us this dotted masterpiece. (Originally posted January 2012)
They borrowed the idea from Todd Bougher – using children’s ball pit balls. The strung them together and hung them off axis to create their backdrop. They special ordered “Pearl” colored balls from BallPoolBalls.com.
They used a soldering iron to burn 2 holes (top and bottom) in the balls. Then they threaded a string through with a straightened clothes hanger. Then they threader a 4″ drinking straw on the string before adding another ball. (This kept the balls evenly spaced.) Then they secured the ends of the string with a large knot to keep the balls together.
They mounted LED’s on the top and bottom of the strings. Because the balls are round, if you use a different color downlit from uplit, you can see both colors on each ball.
The whole backdrop cost around $500.