There’s a Stain in My Glass!

Duke Dejong built this more traditional Christmas design at First Assembly of God in Cedar Rapids, IA. Duke created faux stained glass windows and surrounded them with lighted Christmas trees of various sizes and poinsettias. Then he dressed the front of the stage with some tulle.

The windows were built out of a wood frame, the large ones being 10′ tall by 6′ wide and the smaller ones being 6′ tall by 4′ wide.  The window effect was created by using lighting gels cut out and taped together at their seems with black electrical tape.  When he lit them for the first time the gels were too transparent so he took pieces of spandex and stapled them to the back of the windows.  This essentially acted as a diffuser for the lights.  The windows were lit from the back using LED fixtures.  This traditional and elegant look not only worked really well for our Christmas services, but it also worked well for a wedding that had been scheduled.  The pictures shown were taken prior to that wedding which added the arch and candles.

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