Tom Armstrong from Salinas Valley Community Church in Salinas, CA brings us this paper chain Christmas stage.
This design was a combination of ingenuity and many volunteer hours. They used paper chains for nearly every element of staging!
The “snow drifts” were made from plastic cups with lights poking through. The realistic “moon” was made with a photographic print on clear plastic, mounted on a 4″ section of a large “Sonotube” (round fiberboard concrete form), then backlit using a round fluorescent light fixture.
The back wall used the concept of “negative space” with hanging paper chains above, stopping short of the floor to create the illusion of white, snow covered trees (white gossamer fabric) contrasting with a night sky (dark blue paper chains).
The hanging “trees” were made using frameworks of stiff wire, to which the paper chains were attached. Lighting was done with 43 Martin and Robe intelligent fixtures.
The design was inexpensive…but took a long time to create.