The other day I glanced out the kitchen window, admiring the tree in our backyard that is just beginning to bud. Those buds will soon bloom into white flowers, probably just in time for Easter.
I’ve grown to appreciate all the seasons for their own unique beauty. Spring brings new life as plants flourish and baby bunnies hop happily, paralleling the new life found in Christ. I enjoy the pastel colors and tulips and dry winter grass infusing with green again, and I also quiet my heart to be grateful for Jesus’ sacrifice and for the unshakable hope found in Him.
So when I recently found an Easter cross idea at Cheerios & Lattes, I just knew I had to make one for our front door! I enjoy the simple elegance of this wreath. It’s not too “busy” but just a peaceful symbol of life and hope.
Supplies you will need for this wreath:
- A long and short bundle of twigs (from your local craft store or gathered from outside)
- Large fake flowers and smaller filler flowers
- scissors and/or floral cutters
- hot glue gun
Hobby Lobby is my go-to craft store and that’s where I found my supplies. I grabbed a bundle of twigs from there and trimmed some of them down for the horizontal part of the cross. They also had some already bundled together with a mini circular wreath attached, and those would have worked well too.
The first step is to use twine to bundle together two sets of twigs. One set should be shorter than the other. Mine were actually equal in length but I just trimmed one set later on.
The next step is to assemble the cross by joining the bundles of twigs together with more twine. At this point, I trimmed the horizontal branches. I used floral cutters for the thicker branches and scissors for the thinner ones.
The last step is attaching the flowers with hot glue. I attached the larger flowers with glue, and I was able to weave in the littler flowers with minimal glue. When in doubt, use a little glue!
I kept it very simple and looped a piece of twine in the back to hang it to the door.
And that’s it! This was such a simple craft to make for the home and meaningful for the Easter Season.
What kinds of crafts do you enjoy making during this time of year?
I would love to hear!