CJ Hatlevig from Roll Hill Church in El Dorado Hills, CA brings us this spooky forest.
This set was fairly inexpensive but took a ton of volunteer hours.
The whole set was a paper mache nightmare! They had all the newspapers and paint donated from people in the church. Then they bought chicken wire, flour, salt, expanding foam, and wood to do the rest. The highest tree was 18′ tall so they needed to use a 4x4x12 up the center of it to stabilize it.
For the branches they used 1×1’s to help hold the branch weight. The texture was expanding spray foam.
The rest was just man hours–around 1000 hours with all the volunteers and staff. The whole set took them around 2.5 weeks.
To add a special touch, they added a fully functional swing hanging from their catwalk but made it look like it was hanging from one of the branches.
The back of the whole set is aluminum screening common in sets on CSDI.