Christmas Cross

I can’t believe that Christmas is only 10 days away.  Time is flying by, and I’m not nearly ready for it.  I’m still trying to get the decorating done, and there are still a few more gifts to get and make and wrap.  Is anyone else in the same boat that I’m in?

The Christmas season bring so much creativity to me.  I often find myself working on projects at 4:00 in the morning. This is one of those projects that I finished in a couple of hours.  It’s a quick and easy Christmas craft that can be customized depending on the fabric & paint that you choose.  It’s also a project that the little ones can do.

Christmas Cross

It all started with a package of wooden letters that I found at Walmart.

Christmas Cross

I started by spacing out the letters to spell Merry Christmas.  After I had them the way I wanted them, I measured the height & width of them.

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Then I measured out some foam core board, making sure that there was a margin of about an inch all the way around the letters.

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Once I’d cut out the foam core board, I laid it on some Christmas fabric.  I cut the fabric 1″ larger than the foam cord board.

Christmas Cross

To glue the fabric to the board, I used Turbo Tacky Glue.  This stuff holds like hot glue, with out the burns.  I started by gluing down the corners, then the sides.

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Then I cut a piece of the fabric slightly smaller than the finished size of the foam core board.  I covered the back of the board with the Turbo Tacky Glue & glued the piece of fabric to the back, smoothing as I went.

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The front of the board:

Christmas Cross

Next up, the letters.  I painted them using white acrylic paint.  You can use any color that goes with your theme.  Once they were dry, I added a heavy coat of the Tacky Glue and poured glitter onto the glue.  Then I set it aside for about half an hour so that the glitter had time to adhere to the glue.  (besides, I needed a cup of tea.)

Then I just shook off the glitter.

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Once you’ve shaken off all of the excess glitter, glue the letters to the front of the fabric covered foam core board in the shape of a cross, making sure that you center the letters with the 1″ margin.

To hang the little Christmas Cross, I used sequin pins & string.  It doesn’t need any hardware because it’s so light.  I put the sequin pins into the foam core board  sideways, 2″ down from the top.  Then I knotted the string onto the pins.

Christmas Cross

Christmas Cross

Now it’s ready to be hung on the wall.

Christmas Cross

Christmas Cross

Happy Creating everyone!

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