Throwback: Conical Christmas

Paul Snyder from Fairfax Community Church in Fairfax, VA brings us this craft paper stage design. (from 2012)

They started with their conical Christmas trees. They bought colored kraft paper and folded them into cones. The paper didn’t hold shape on its own so they started with corrugated kraft paper, then added colored paper on top. They added a cylinder between each cone to give the depth between layers.

They made the purple mountains out of painted plywood, and added clouds made from White Coroplast.

16 responses to Throwback: Conical Christmas

  1. A few additional notes on our our setup. The tallest trees were about 6′ tall when finished. We used these three colors/rolls of green paper:

    Emerald Green:
    Apple Green:
    Nile Green:

    Corrugated Cardboard Wrap:

    We placed LEDs on the floor between the mountains and trees to light the mountains.

    • Love it when I’m browsing on here and I see the work of people I know… looks awesome you guys, I want that set for VBS!

  2. Hey Joy, we’ll be done with it in three weeks, just need to figure out how to get it to you without destroying it. Probably time for you to take a road trip back out here. :-)

  3. Wow, thanks! Yeah, let me get my U-Haul rented…

  4. These trees look great! Do you what size/diameter each layer of cone was?

  5. Douglas, I posted the paper tree cone template with dimensions here for free download:

    Let me know if you need anything else.

  6. We just had an issue with the design we had been planning on for Christmas this year. Thanks so much for posting this! It’s going to get us out of a jam and tie in better than our previous idea.
    Thanks again!

  7. Celeste Taylor March 15, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    I can’t get the link in Open Resources for the tree template to open. Any other suggestions?

  8. This looks great!

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