Well, hello there! I’m super-excited to take part in Hometalk’s DIY My Spring Blog Hop today! I’m going to show you this simple and inexpensive Easter centerpiece I made last weekend. It was a rare 60 degree day in February, so my husband and I took the kids and our dog for our walk in the park. Along the way, I found myself brainstorming, and I came up with this idea to collect sticks to make crosses. At the time, I wasn’t exactly sure what I was going to do with them. But I collected some thin twigs, and when we got home, I picked out the straightest ones to make 3 crosses in different sizes.
To secure the crosspieces, I just used yarn, but string would work, too. I started out leaving a couple inches for a tail to tie off at the end.
Then I just wrapped and wrapped, in several different directions, until the crosspiece was really secure. I cut the yarn, then tied it to the tail I had left at the beginning.
Then I cut off the excess.
Now, what to do with them? Make a wreath? Nah, I already made one (see it here). Eureka! I already had two of these whitewashed boxes with fake grass in them, which I typically pull out every spring. Why not use one of them to display the crosses, and use it as a centerpiece? To help the twigs stick in the floral foam, I just cut them at an angle so they’d poke through easily.
And here’s what I ended up with: a simple reminder of why we celebrate Lent, and what Easter is all about.
Now, I realize not everyone has boxes of fake grass lying around. But if you like this idea, you could also insert crosses like these into large houseplants, a terrarium, or even put them on a canvas as wall art. I know you crazy-crafty people can make that look awesome!
If you liked this idea, you’re in luck! This post is part of Hometalk’s DIY My Spring Blog Hop! Make sure to check out all the amazing projects linked up at the bottom of this post and watch for the hashtag #DIYMySpring in your social media feeds. It’s sure to be chock-full of spring-spiration!
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