Christmas Store Front

Elizabeth Klingler from Substance Church in Ashland, Ohio brings us this home-y Christmas stage design.

From Elizabeth: This year’s Advent Stage Design was inspired by a walk in the forest with reclaimed frosted windows, live pine trees with flocking, circle garland mimicking falling snow and stumps littered with handmade blue glass mason jars and candles. Our goal was to make the stage feel full and lush with a touch of snow.

We purchased a 25lb back of flocking and wet the trees so it would stick for a freshly fallen snow feel. It was a super effective touch that literally took less than 10 mins a tree!

The garland was made of craft paper! We used manly white, but added blue & silver vellum for hints of color and simply cut out various sized circles and sewed them together on a sewing machine. They’re hung to mimic falling snow.

The reclaimed windows are lightly dusted with a “sno spray” purchased at the craft store to get a frosty effect.

To hide the tree stands and make a forest feel, stumps and pine garland are scattered around the base of the trees with blue glass mason jars and candles. The blue glass mason jars were made by mixing a few drops of blue food coloring & gloss medium in a clear glass jar and coating the inside. Once it dries, the blue coloring mimics blue glass.

The “Holiness and Hope” marquee sign was handmade by burning into the wood with a burn tool pen and drilling holes to fit light bulb stands in.

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