Teens hold a special place in my heart. My husband is the youth pastor at our church and we love working with the youth there. We try to make our Sunday school room feel inviting and fun.
When my husband became the youth pastor, the current teen room had a cool argyle pattern with brown and blue paint. I loved the way it looked, but because our room was on the smaller side, I felt if we brightened up the room it would feel bigger.
We had this grand idea of doing a geometric wall with fun colors. I also wanted to try to incorporate a cross into the design, since Christ is the center of everything we do in that room. So to start I taped everything off and painted the side walls turquoise and the center walls white.
Once the main wall for my design was white, I measured out a cross. My initial thought was to center it on the wall, but my husband uses a dry erase board on the right side for explaining to the kids. So I placed it on the left like it was coming out from the wall. I used a level to make sure the cross looked straight and not crooked.
Next, I just started making lines of tape and creating triangles. I took my one-inch painters tape and cut it straight down the middle to make it a half inch thick. I believe they sell it that width so you could save more time that way.
As I was making triangles to get the geometric look, I made a few look like they were either flying away or being drawn toward the cross. Depending on how you look at it, you could see both. I like to think they are being drawn toward the cross, just as it says in James 4:8 “Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you.”
After the tape was placed how I wanted it, I began painting. We used about 8 different colors. You can easily get samples of paint from home depot or just use cheap crafter paint from hobby lobby. Thankfully I had some help from one of our teen girls so I didn’t have to paint it all alone. Took about 3 hours total to paint two coats.
The best part of any project is taking the painters tape off. After we removed all of the tape this is what it looked like below. Finally, all done.
This geometric wall is very bright and cheery now. It really captures the attention of our teen visitors and I’m glad to say all the kids say it’s cool.
What do you think of this geometric cross wall? Is this something you think your youth group would like?