Laura Blechle from White Flag Christian Church in St. Louis, MO brings us this set created for a sermon series based on the book “not a fan” by Kyle Idleman.
Receiving inspiration from Blue Ridge Community’s Big Baller stage set, they purchased the 3” Styrofoam ½ balls from Smoothfoam.com and created this set. Their columns were 8’, 12’ and 16’ tall and 4’ wide made from ½ pink foam sheeting from Home Depot then painted black. In an effort to get a seamless joint, they used construction adhesive and tacked on a 2’ wide waste piece of pink foam sheeting to the back, overlapping the seam and allowed it to dry before painting. Then when they glued the balls onto the panels, they placed them over the seam for more camouflage.
For hanging the panels, they attached a 2 x 4 to the back of the panel about 6” from the top—making sure that their screws would be placed under a foam ball. The ‘not a fan’ panel was constructed of 2×4’s and drywall, painted with deck Restore paint to give it a good thick texture and then grunged up with some black paint. They cut the letters from hardboard (looks like pegboard, without the holes) and painted them white. They were then glued to small 2×4 blocks so that they would stand up off the panel.