Hello everyone. I am writing this post fast and easy so I can get it up to you by Saturday morning. So Friday I spent most of the day crafting and I really wanted to try out this fabric cross to add to my wall. I figure it is a great last-minute craft to add a little decor to your home to celebrate Resurrection day and also keep up all year around. So here it goes.
What you will need:
- 2 different types of fabric
- flowers (embellishments etc.)
- Bead Wire
Tools you will use:
- Staple gun
- Glue gun
Simple and so easy. So let’s start this already. I promise short and simple.
Get your wood ready I of course had some scrap wood that I stained and painted. You can make it easy and go to a craft store or even Walmart and get a piece of wood in the crafting section. You for the most part you can even get wood that is already stained etc. and ready to go rather than stain a unfinished sign. To save time this is your best choice. To save you money my suggestion would be use scrap wood. You can find it on Craigslist, or Pallet boards etc. use something that is free or you have laying around.
Okay now your going to want to measure your board and your fabric. Great tip to add at Walmart in the fabric section they have tiny pieces of fabric they sell for a dollar or so. Make sure your fabric will wrap around your board all the way to the back in the middle. Now cut your fabric with your measurements you made. If you are using 2 different fabric pieces you are going to need 2 pieces of each fabric type with a total of 4. The purpose of using 2 different fabric types is so you can see both so be sure to cut one design a little bigger than the other.
Now your going to bring your iron out. My suggestion is fabric does not cut easy so this is to make your fabric look nice and not all jagged. You are going to fold the end pieces over and iron it down. The heat from the iron will help the fabric stay put. Once you do this your ready to move on.
Alright let’s get your thicker pieces of fabric and wrap it around your wood to the back. Use your staple gun to staple one piece down. If you do not have a staple gun you can hot glue it as well. And then do the same for the other side. Do this with all your pieces. I did the thick part top to bottom first and then added the thinner part top to bottom second then moved on to the side.
Now you are going to use your bead wire and squish the middle parts together and wrap it around a couple of times to secure it.
Now comes the final little touches get your hot glue gun out and get ready to glue your flowers on. Another tip I get my flowers from my local craft store but I know they are a bit expensive. A great way to save money is to go to your local Dollar store and get fake flowers for like a dollar and cut off the stems and hot glue them on. This works just as good. You don’t even have to use flowers use any decor you can find to give it a little something and hide your wire.
Now the final touch. Use your twine and tie a knot on each side. Use your staple gun to staple it to the back so you can hang it up. My suggestion would be to use a staple gun because glue will not hold your sign up. You don’t even need this if you just want to put it on a table etc. Or you can always use a saw tooth hook to nail on and hang up as well. I love the twine because it gave it that adorable look I was going for.
You did it. So easy and so cute! Let me know if you want to see a video on how I did it. I have requests from family members to make them one. So I will be making more. I don’t know if I will add them to my store or not because they are so easy to make. So stay tuned. I really do promise and will try to get some more posts up.
I made a couple signs to add to the side from scrap wood I really love how this came out. The colors are perfect.
“And go quickly and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead, and indeed He is going before you.” Mathew 28:7