Christmas Set Design

I know I’m a little late to be posting this, but I never got around to it before Christmas. Hopefully you don’t mind ๐Ÿ˜‰

As I’ve mentioned before, I get to do some set design occasionally with my full time job. ย It’s something I’ve come to really enjoy doing.Last month before our Christmas vacation, we had an artist come in to play a few songs from their upcoming project. Since it was so close to Christmas, we decided to decorate the room for Christmas. I knew there would be several band members on stage so I knew I couldn’t add a huge Christmas tree or anything large on stage, so I just added a few Christmas touches here and there. Let’s take a look, shall we?
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When it comes to these types of events, we’re typically working with small budgets. I try and use stuff that we already have, but then also go out and buy some things as well.

One of the first things I did was to create some faux presents.
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I had several on either side of the stage.
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We have torn down boxes in our mailroom, so I taped some empty boxes back up and wrapped them in some brown kraft packaging paper that we had down there as well.

I found this cool flannel ribbon and commissioned my mom to make some fabulous bows to use for the packages. Thanks Mom! ๐Ÿ˜‰
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Instead of using the flannel ribbon on all of the packages, I just used some raffia ribbon and attached some pinecone ornaments on a few.
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We usually try to bring down some furniture to add to the room (so it’s not just full of black plastic chairs). For the coffee tables up front, I knew I would need to add a little something to those. I bought some glass vases and filled them with some assorted ornaments and also some potpourri that had lots of sticks, berries and pinecones. I wrapped the outside with some greenery and attached some additional ornaments on the outside. I also added some candles and ornaments to the tables themselves.
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For some of the ornaments, I actually bought some clear ones and stuffed them with cut up strips of sheet music scrapbook paper. Since it was a musical event, I thought that was fitting.
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For the stage, I just added some white candles and ornaments on either side.
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And then on the front I hung some greenery and added some red berries and pinecones.
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We also have a giant speaker in front of the stage. I added some candles and pinecones to the top and also this chalkboard frame that we found to use for our video room.
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Overall, here’s a wide shot of what the front of the room looked like.
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Outside of the room, we had a table with food and drinks. I just wanted to add a small touch of Christmas decorations there too.
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I bought two additional clear vases and filled them with the same ornaments and potpourri filling as I did for the coffee tables.
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The sheet music reindeer were originally ornaments. I just cut off the string and used it as centerpieces for the table.
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I didn’t do anything too crazy. Kept it simple. The overall look I was going for was ‘Classic Christmas.’ What do you think, did I achieve that?

Happy Weekend!

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