Throwback: Circle Trees

This circular tree stage design comes from Jonathan Malm (hey, that’s me!) at The Summit Church in Corpus Christi, Texas. (Originally posted November 2012)

To built this set they started with seven sheets of Natural Coroplast. They cut using a razor blade and various circular items as guides. The edges were a bit rough, but completely unnoticeable from 20 feet away.

Then they traced some curvy tree trunks and branches onto some plywood using a projector and some massive Sharpie markers. They cut them out using a saw, painted them black, and created some stands for the back of them so they could be screwed into the stage. They attached the circles onto the branches from behind using a staple gun.

They back lit the majority of them using inexpensive LED par lights (front lighting the ones against the back wall). They built some black fabric barriers to block the LED lights from being visible (since they were pointing toward the audience).

5 responses to Throwback: Circle Trees

  1. Love the trees and the glow! I am new at this so what is chlorplast and where do I get it?
    Sorry for sounding like a rookie, but I am!

    • Ronda, Thanks for asking the question. I am also new at this and would love to know about Coroplast and where does one get it?

  2. I notice you mentioned inexpensive LED par lights… which are they, where did you purchase them, and how inexpensive are they?

  3. Hey y’all…you can get Coroplast sheets at Home Depot for about $25.00 for a 4’x8′ sheet. Its the same material used to make those political signs for yards.

  4. Wow! Wonderful design. How can I get the led lights into them. Furthermore, what is the frame made up of? Thank you.

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