Cross purposes


Creations, Something from nothing / Sunday, February 17th, 2013

Confession: I don’t believe in praying that God would arrange the world around my private needs, but at times my philosophies and prayers fly mingled out the car window. (You wouldn’t think that the car window would be open in February, but I assure you that at times it is. It’s better than the resident odors.)

I kept praying on the way to Valu Home Center at 5:15 on a Saturday night. Please Lord, help them to be open.

They were open. I couldn’t believe it.

And I bought the supplies I needed for a craft in Sunday school next morning. I tire of paper crafts. I wanted a strong, realistic way to put Jesus’ death into my children’s hands. I found this one last minute at daniellesplace.com, along with a second Easter idea I’ll show you next Sunday.

cross and tulips

You need only two supplies:

3″ masonry nails
lightweight wire

The rest is pretty self-explanatory. I’ll just note that offsetting the two upright nails will compensate for the equal width of the crossbeam.

supplies
nails
wire
finished cross
What else would you suggest for this cross? Uses? Improvements?

6 Replies to “Cross purposes”

  1. I love this idea too…wouldn’t hurt to carry one around as a reminder, especially during this season of Lent. Thanks for sharing…also superb job on wrapping the line around it. 🙂

  2. This is awesome.

    Years ago my brother saw these being sold as necklaces by CBD, so he made some and all of my family’s vehicles had them hanging from their rear view mirrors (makes me want one for my car now).

    He also made ones out of teeny tiny nails and gave my sisters homemade earrings for Christmas. When they opened the little packages, they cried.

    At any rate, this is awesome.
    I saw the littles at church walking around with these and that’s exactly what I thought.
    Awesome.

  3. Zachary would love this project. He is fixated on the crucifixion story and lots of his artwork involves nails or a cross. The picture of the rough cross next to the graceful tulips tells the story on its own.

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