Rays Up, Rays Down

John Lindsey from Young Americans Christian School in Conyers, GA brings us this cool use of flagging tape.

The total cost for this design was around $100. The material used to make the triangular designs is called flag tape. Each triangle could be made from one roll for $2.00 a roll. They started by cutting 6ft long pieces of thin wood and drilling a screw into each end into the stage floor. Since this stage was also used for drama productions, they used their “fly systems” to hold the top of the triangles. This could easily be done using wire or string with a carabiner on the end. The process of building a triangle started with stapling the flagging tape to the end of the wood on the floor, up to the top anchor, then back down to the other end of the wood and stapled. Continue this process to finish the design. It is an easy and inexpensive design and the white tape reflects colors from washes and Par lights great.

The Chapel Leadership Program is a class available at this school where students have the opportunity to build inexpensive church stages. The also learn lighting, sound, worship tech, and media.

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14 responses to Rays Up, Rays Down

  1. Jenifer De Figueiredo March 11, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    Fabulous and inexpensive! Win, Win!!! Great job!

  2. This looks great! Beautiful set on the cheap.
    Where did you get the flag tape for only $2? I see it online for a bit more them that.

  3. Vaughn VanSkiver March 12, 2015 at 8:54 am


  4. How
    Many lights and what kind did you use on each triangle, and we’re they down lit or uplit, or both

    • A total of nine Par 64 lights were used to illuminate the triangles. For all the triangles that are upward facing, the are down lit. The outside ones have just one Par light each. The next ones have two lights dedicated to them (top half and bottom). The big one in the middle that is facing down has three Pars at the base shooting upward to spread the triangle. The other strips are just covered by the splash of the existing lights. Makes for some cool color combinations to match the mood.

  5. This looks great!
    How wide was the flagging tape you used here? (They come in quite a few width sizes)

  6. This is a great idea! Did you use 1 3/16″ or 2″ tape?

  7. What width of tape did you get? I’m only seeing 1 3/16th as the widest online…? Any ideas of where to purchase it?

  8. How tall are your triangles?

  9. Did anyone ever figure out whether they used 1 3/16 or the 2 in??


  10. We did this design on stage. Once you get the hang of it it goes quickly. We got our flag tape at TSC for$2 a roll.

    • Caroline, we’re attempting a design similar to this for Easter. Having difficulty attaching and stretching the tape without it tearing. Could you please elaborate on how you attached the tape? TIA!

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