Kristen Waddle from Nebo Crossing in Nebo, NC brings us this cool use of umbrellas.
Their building is fairly traditional looking and has no catwalk with the 30-foot vaulted ceilings. So they had to get a bit creative.
They found white umbrellas on Overstock.com for about $2 each and a blue one from Amazon.com for $12. They hung 50lb test fishing line twisted around itself for extra strength in parallel lines using a 14′ pole stretched across the baptistry and another one stretched across the modesty rail.
They placed umbrellas in rows, going 2 high to fit the gaps. Under the blue umbrella, they cut the fabric of the white umbrellas underneath, and shone a white LED light inside. They used binder clips to secure some of the umbrellas to the fishing line.
To hide the baptistry, they hung 3 white shower curtain liners with clear rings. $25.
The clouds were printed on multiple sheets of 12×40 paper (about $1 each from Toshiba) and pieced together, then pasted onto large sheets of cardboard. They were able to get the cardboard from a local box factory for $5 each for 4′x8′ sheets. Each cloud cost about $10 each.
The clouds were duct taped on the back to a metal stud they had left over from a building project. They screwed the stud sideways across the baptistry, right through the door frames.
The light boxes were actually furnace filters. They found the filters for $1 each at Roses Department Store.
Entire stage design, not including the LED lights, cost around $250.