Throwback: Rocko’s Modern Christmas

Brian Leimone from The River Church in Lexington, NC brings us this Christmas design that reminds me of one of my favorite childhood cartoons. (From Dec 2011)

Their concept for the design came from my own design, 4th Grade Christmas. But they really made it their own.

  • First they built a forest of trees to mimic their series graphic. It was almost identical. The trees were built out of cardboard. They projected the tree design, traced, cut out, painted, and used extra cardboard to build their bases with duct tape.
  • Then they built a cabin using cardboard cement tubes (cut in half). The cabin was where the drummer would live during this series. Roof was cardboard with 1×1’s on it. Painted green.
  • They built stars out of metal wire
  • Then they added light boxes for presents. They used white paper over wooden frames.
  • The words “Christmas Presence” was cut out of Foamcore.
  • They also carried the design out to the lobby with a miniature version.

Total cost: $250.

5 responses to Throwback: Rocko’s Modern Christmas

  1. Amazing Job guys! This looks astounding. Brian, you and your team have done some wonderful work for the kingdom. Keep up you great work in glorifying our King Jesus.


  2. re: the bullet point on duct tape and the bases for the trees – we soon learned that duct tape is not a good option since it expands and contracts with temperature changes. You may want to come up with some other style of base for your trees – maybe an upside down “T” made from 1x2s that sits on the floor and braces the back of the tree. Otherwise you’ll constantly be repairing trees!

  3. I’m surprised credit wasn’t given to Matt Gruber for this.

  4. Amazing Job guys! This looks outstanding.
    Please keep it up. Thanks

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