With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Little Wooden Cross from Sticks

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Little Wooden Cross from Sticks

 I made a humble little cross just like this several years ago with the verse from Luke 2:11, A Savior has been born to you, and each year lay it atop a Christmas cake to remind us why Jesus was born. 

This Easter, I made some more for little hands to hold as they learn what Jesus Christ did for us.
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We gathered sticks from the back yard looking for ones that had some straight sections that I could cut into about 4.5-inches x 2.5-inches.
I secured the pieces together using a length of dental floss and finished with a square knot in the back.
A printed Bible verse, trimmed and punched with a hole was then tied to the cross.
little cross without a tag

My daughters read this book to their children and I include a copy with each baby shower gift I give. It is a beautiful beginner Bible enjoyed by children and adults alike.
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Our Easter Sunday dessert tradition is to serve a simple cake frosted with a buttercream frosting and sprinkled with coconut with a little wooded stick cross on the top. It just seems so fitting. Click HERE for the frosting recipe.

47 comments:

Lisa said...

Such a wonderful blessing to open your page and view this. Very humbling. I look forward to making my personal journey to the foot of the cross this week.

Kristin said...

Such a heartfelt idea! So beautiful and appropriate.

Barbara F. said...

This us a lovely thing to do. I was touched by this, and I am going to work on a cross for myself this week. xo

Susan said...

This is precious!! What a beautiful tribute to Jesus.

Debbie said...

I love this. What a great idea to teach children too. Your photos are always so beautiful.

Blessings and love,
Debbie

marie said...

Such a special way to share with little ones...and big ones too!
Have a joy-filled week Lorraine!

podso said...

What a simple but wonderful idea! My little granddaughter is learning about the cross this year.

Kristina said...

This is a wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing.

Melanie said...

That is a sweet ides, I love it and plan to make some this week, one to keep and the rest to share. Thanks you for sharing this idea!

Ms. Redo said...

Love the idea you had to make a cross from twigs, and the verse with it - I believe I will make them for my teens for Easter - thanks for sharing! Hugs ~ Mary

Debbie said...

Good morning! This is a wonderful idea! Thanks for putting it up. Have a lovely day....HUGS

Maggie Ann said...

How blessed!

Petra said...

Beautiful tutorial! And thank you for visiting me blog and for the encouragement, but please please tell me what "sharing on T on TT" means. I have no clue. :-(

Blessings! :-)

Pondside said...

This is one of those ideas I'm going to save in my file for a time when we have the children for Easter - tho' I can see from your post that it is appropriate for any holiday, to bring us back to the reason for the celebration.

Farmer's Wyfe said...

How beautiful!! I think I'll make those with my kids this week!

NanaDiana said...

Lorraine-What a beautiful thing for little hands to hold. Is the base some clay that you formed (bottom picture)? xo Diana

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Morning,
What a simple and lovely reminder for us all. Very neat idea, and bet your grandchildren really enjoyed making them. Love how you had it draped over the eggs and both with the verses
attached. A good way to keep Christ at the center of His celebration!
Just 6 more days and He will be Risen, Risen Indeed!

Blessings, Nellie

Mama Jodi said...

It's so simple and sweet. I love it.

Melissa Bo said...

I love this idea. Its so simple but so meaningful.
Thank you so much for sharing!

Susan said...

Great idea, LDH. Nice way to teach the little children, too. Thanks for sharing. Susan

Paula {Salad in a Jar} said...

Is the cross in the last picture anchored in a piece of bread? Love your idea. So simple but yet, effective.

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Great idea! We'll have to make one for our little Bebe and put it in her basket. We live in the woods so it should be easy to find the sticks!

My name is Darlene Payan said...

What a beautiful symbol of the Lord's love toward us. And the wooden pieces bring a wonderful connection to the Maker of nature. Thank you for sharing with us.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

What a great idea!!!

Heaven's Walk said...

What a sweet, inspiring little craft for Easter. :) I love the simplicity...but deep meaning. Bless you for blessing us!

xoxo laurie

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I love your cross and the deep meaning. Our dear Lord Jesus Christ, who gave His life for us is what He prefers, simplicity and humility. Thank you for sharing. I am going this Holy Friday to a Catholic retreat from 8am to 6pm with friends and my mother who will also attend.
HAPPY EASTER and many blessings for you and yours.
FABBY

Dear Lillie said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this! Am going to pin it right now. So simple, yet so meaningful!

Irma@CosasBellas said...

Thank you SO much, dear Lorraine.
After looking at tons of eggs and bunnies in Blogland it is so refreshing to come to your blog and be presented by the simple and beautiful truth of Easter.

Many blessings to you and your beautiful family my friend,
Irma

Just a little something from Judy said...

The best and most inspiring idea for little ones and older ones. I am going to copy this idea. Thank you so much!

lindsey said...

Simple and beautiful...thank you for sharing

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

So simple and symbolic. Great idea for any age!

mississippi artist said...

The real meaning of Easter, thanks for reminding us!

Deanne said...

These are so simple and sweet and meaningful! I have been using John 3:16 on all my Easter messages this year.

Richella said...

These are just beautiful! So simple, so lovely. I have a cross collection, so this project really speaks to me. Thank you for sharing it!

Happy Easter to you. As my friend used to say, "Thank God for Jesus!"

Stacey said...

Great craft and awesome message!
Would love for you to come by my party and link up!
Thank you!
Stacey of Embracing Change
http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh I just love the crosses. Such a nice gift and so easy. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Melissa said...

So very lovely!

Many Blessings,
Melissa

Melissa said...

Beautiful

Jutta said...

I love this simple cross! What a wonderful way to remember what Easter is all about. Thanks so much for leaving your lovely comment on my ostrich egg planter, got me to visit you. I love your blog! am following you with gfc and would be honored if you would like to follow back, but no hard feelings if not :-)
love
jutta

Ivy and Elephants said...

This is really awesome, simple yet has so much meaning. This is such a wonderful post! I would love it if you would share this at our WIW linky party. Hope to see you there.

Paula
ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

Linda said...

Thanks so much for sharing. Linda

Green Willow Pond said...

I love this idea! Your sweet little crosses will always be remembered by your children. I'm visiting from Tatertots and Jello.

Have a blessed Easter weekend!
Deborah

Jolene said...

Simple but very powerful statement. I love it!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Beautiful!

Happy Easter to you and yours!

Stacey said...

Simple with a great message of HOPE!
Thanks for coming by to link up - please come back this week as well!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Stacey said...

Featured you today! Pop by and grab a button! Thanks again for linking up!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Abby @ Belle and Beau Antiquarian said...

Hi there! I loved this post. It was very inspiring. I featured it and linked back to you in my recent blog post here: http://belleandbeauantiquarian.blogspot.com/2015/04/easy-and-elegant-easter-place-settings.html

Happy Easter!

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