Last month at Victory Church, we had a new sermon series entitled Launch, and we wanted to put together a new stage design for the series. We bounced some ideas around, perused the pages of ChurchStageDesignIdeas.com and came up with a few concepts that we liked. Since we had a short budget and a small window of time, we decided to do a variation of Tape Burst or Ribbon Dance.
The first version used clear packing tape, and the second version used white ribbon. We wanted to use a white material that would stand out on our small stage, but we needed to do it on a very small budget. The solution: white duct tape.
Instead of one central point, we used two layered burst points. One burst was towards the back, and the other towards the front to give it a layered affect. On the left side, we anchored them to the floor with wood beams and sandbags. On the right side we used the drum riser as out anchor point. We ran them up to pipes we had hanging overhead.
The most inner strip on the right side was a litte twisted because of the way we attached it. The bottom was parallel to the stage, but the top was taped to a piece of wood we rested on the steel beams over head. Since the wood was longer than the width between the beams, it sat at an angle to the stage, and the tape was attached at an angle, causing the tape to twist as it went from teh floor tot he ceiling.
We also hung some white fabric we already had along the back and projected a graphic for the series.
Total Cost: $6.97 for one roll of White Duct Tape.