Jonathan Carone from Two Rivers Church in Lenoir City, TN brings us this simple wintery picket fence.
They wanted something a bit atypical for Christmas this year. They opted for a winter park theme instead of a Christmas theme.
They went with real trees, a bench, and a lamp post.
They cut the trees down from their Kids Director’s property (hopefully with permission). They bought 40 feet of fencing, Christmas lights, the lamp post, and a few buckets from Lowe’s. In one day they were able to completely clear the stage of their old set design and install the new one.
To keep the fence up, they took some of the wood from their previous set design and built small diagonal braces on the back. For the trees, they set them in 5-gallon buckets and filled them each with a 50-pound bag of sand. That wasn’t enough to stabilize the bucket for some of them so they went out behind the church and found some broken up asphalt and concrete from their current building project and dropped them in the buckets.
To get the lights on the trees, they wrapped close to 2000 Christmas lights around the branches. The limbs behind the fence happened on accident. They were the limbs they cut off the trees once they were in place. One of their team members randomly had the idea to put them behind the fence and it worked great.
(They’ll be selling the fence and lamp post after the series is over.)
4 Bags of Sand – $13.12
6′ Extension Cords – $10.02
4 Five-gallon Buckets – $11.12
8 boxes of GE 150 count Proline Mini Strings – $151.76
5 sections of 42″ x 96″ Goth Top Pkt Pnl – $129.85
Single Head Post Light – $99.98
8 Boxes of Gemini Light Clear 100 – $63.92
Total cost: $497.77
Total cost after bacon cheeseburgers and milkshakes: $522.18