It’s time to start crafting for the holidays. I love to make things for friends and the most popular gift last year was the wooden cross or crucifix. Not only is it super easy to make but it costs under $10 to do a couple of them. I got my first one as a gift when I was commissioned as an Alpha Peer Minister. I loved it. It’s simple and personal and it looks awesome one the wall.
What you need:
- 18 wooden clothespins
- hot glue gun and glue
- lightweight wire
- wood stain or paint (optional)
This is the pattern from the backside.
Begin by taking all the metal off the clothes pins. For the main part of the cross you want to follow the pattern above, starting with the middle column of the cross using the hot glue to connect all pieces. Then building and glue the column to the left and right. Build and glue the left and right arm of the cross once the middle is complete. Once done glue on Jesus using the remaining pins. On the back twist some lightweight wire and glue on for hanging.
For more gift ideas, visit a few of my favorite bloggers:
- 10 Unkillable Houseplants that Clean the Air by Confessions of an Overworked Mom
- Easy Hot Chocolate Ornaments by Tools 2 Tiaras
- The Perfect Gift to Last Throughout the Year by Controlled Confusion
- Homemade Holiday Gift by Life with Lisa
- It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like the Holidays by Champagne Living
- Recipes Make Perfect Personalized Gifts by Rajean Blomquist
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