DIY Easter Cross Wreath

Easter is one my favorite holidays because of the fact that it provides everyone with the HOPE we need to continually face each day! That is exactly what my Easter Cross Wreath represents; HOPE! 

For me personally it is also a reminder that Jesus’ death paid for my sins; a debt I forever grateful for. Because of his death and even more importantly his resurrection, I will never have to face the consequence I deserve for all of my sins; death. Although I will one day die, I will never have to face true death; eternal separation from God. From that choice I made many years ago, a truly intimate relationship with Jesus Christ has unfolded. One in which I grow more in more in love with God everyday as I see Him at work around me, I talk to Him, I hear from Him, and I follow His direction for my life and my family. This relationship has provided me with the ultimate soul completion and purpose for my life. 

Without the cross, there would be no Easter!  

DIY Easter Cross Wreath

Materials:

  • 1 Large Bundle of Twigs (*collect outdoors or purchase at your local craft store) 
  • 1 Small Bundle of Twigs
  • Artificial flowers and fillers
  • Twine
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors

*The twig bundles I used on my Easter Cross Wreath were from Hobby Lobby and already came bound together, making it much easier and faster to secure them together into a cross.

Directions:

1. Begin by trimming your bundles of twigs to the height and length you want them.

materials

2. Secure them together into a cross with twine.

secure twigs into cross

3. Trim the stems off of the artificial flowers and glue them into your preferred positioning.

4. Separate the filler flowers and tuck/twist them in between the branches. (Note: I did not need to secure them with glue, although you could if you felt the need.) 

decorating the cross

5. Create a loop with extra twigs to secure on the back as a way to hang your cross. (Note: The bundles of twigs I bought actually each came with a loop that I was able to remove and use to hang my wreath. Notice that we also secured it on the twine of the cross beams for extra durability.)

securing a hanging piece

6. Now you can hang it on your door with any over the door hanger and enjoy this great reminder of the Hope we have this Easter season!

PG
Mackenzie is a follower of Jesus, wife, mama of two toddler boys, teacher at heart, and coffee lover. She was a lower school elementary teacher for over 6 years, with a master's degree in Reading, and is a certificated Reading Specialist. She currently works part-time at a private school allowing her more time at home with her little guys.

Mackenzie has blogged 680 posts here.

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  1. that’s really simple and sweet. love!

  2. Love this! I pinned it! I was looking for an idea for the moms to make at our Mops group! This would be perfect!

  3. Lovely in it’s simplicity, Mackenzie!

  4. This is beautiful and I am going to do this for Easter…Three weeks to Easter…it’s coming quickly! :) I’d love to have you share this at What to do Weekends Party. Take care, Linda

    http://www.craftsalamode.com/2013/03/what-to-do-weekends-9.html

  5. This is beautiful! I’ve been trying to find something for our MOPS group in 2 weeks and this would be perfect. One question though, do you remember how much the bundles of twigs were? I’m trying to figure out the cost involved. Thanks!

    • I always get them on sale so around $10.00 each bundle… however if you want to do it cheaper, you could buy sticks not in bundles and bundle them yourselves! Have fun! :)

  6. This is so great Mackenzie! Love it! I hope you link- http://atozebracelebrations.com/2013/03/link-party-10.html

  7. Heather Mills says:

    Wow! What a way to start your post. No one could miss where you stand and what you believe in. Beautifully articulated. Such a great project, too. I don’t usually do Easter decorations (I just don’t like the commercial feel to most things) but this speaks to the true meaning of Easter and is soft and pretty, too.

  8. I’ve got most of what I need to make at least 2-3 wreaths.I’ve just never gotten started w/ them.But now since I’ve seen yours I’m already to start… As long as my health holds out, I should be able to do something.Thanks!!!

  9. Thanks for this post! It is the perfect “wreath” for my front door!

  10. Very cute cross…love the look…will be pinnng!!

    Thanks for sharing!!

  11. Your cross is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing. I’m excited about making it. Bless you!

  12. I’ve made 2 of these for gifts. They both loved it! Thank you for sharing this beautiful cross.

  13. NANCY GARLETTS says:

    i love the wreath made from twigs i’m going to make it for my front door at easter time

  14. I LOVE THIS CROSS FOR EASTER GOT TO MAKE IT

  15. Kathy McDowell says:

    Amen, Amen and Amen. Love it all! My granddaughter and I are on our way to find twigs.

  16. Kim Dixon says:

    I am going out to get the supplies for this one, it is so much more a statement of my faith than my current door wreath with eggs! God Bless You this Easter, so refreshing to see a Christian symbol featured on a GH site!

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