Friday, June 19, 2009

Hooked on Houses and Hooked into Transforming a Gym

Hooked into decorating a gym!

Hi everyone. I am sooo sorry I have not communicated lately. I am hooking up with Julia at Hooked on Houses for this Friday. I recently was hooked into transforming the church gym into a Bayou swamp for their vacation Bible School. Sometimes we are called to a task for the greater good. So for the last week we have been doing just that.
I did not have much time to prepare in advance for this but here are some pictures I took yesterday after three 8 to 10 hour days of working and creating.

Since we only had a short time to prepare we used a lot of paper and table cloths. The entire gym was covered in three different color plastic rolls of tablecloths to assimilate the look of a sunset and swamp water.The stage was made to look like a dock with a big old cypress tree and lots of tree limbs and vines, and moss growing on them.

The teenagers who are going to be camp counselors came on Tuesday evening and ready their group shack or boat and painted up a storm. 150 teenagers painting and creating a mess and some banners and trees as well.

These banners were made with felt and the white felt was cut out to create the sayings. We also made some fireflies out of felt as well. I would have liked a little more texture but we did not have a lot of time, money or supplies.

Our cypress tree below did not come out great but looks the same as the sample they gave in the decorating video. The Crocodile is really cute, and came with the bible school literature. The tree was made with craft paper, chicken wire, wrapping paper rolls, duct tape. Fake moss was used to decorate it.
So that is what I have been up to the last two weeks. That and getting my youngest daughter home from college. The garage is a mess (that is another story).
I am going to stop procrastinating now and get back to work on cleaning the garage and decorating for father's day. Catch you later.

Have a wonderful day and don't forget to check out Hooked on Houses for great stories.



  1. What a huge project that must have been! Great job on the transformation. I bet the kids had a blast!