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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Old Rugged Cross Wreath

When I was up in my attic yesterday looking for something, I came across an old tobacco dryer that I found about 10 years ago. This “stick” has been packed up and moved with us waiting for me to do something with it.

Just as I was about to finally toss it the light bulb went on. It looked like an old rugged cross.
So, I sawed the end off and wrapped some twine around it to hold it in a cross shape.

Then I spray painted a grapevine wreath with some almond spray paint, and cut some Lilly’s off a bush I got at Hobby Lobby. Hot glued everything together and got the vision that I had in my head.

And I just love the burned out green velvet ribbon made to look like  wood grain. At last this old stick found its home. Reminding us each time we walk by the sacrifice that He made for us.

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25 comments:

  1. It's funny how we get inspiration for something that is so close to heading out to the trash! How neat that you saw that when you picked it up and how appropriate for your Easter decor.

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  2. Wow Kate thats looks really great! Love the rustic-ness of it!!
    ~Tana

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  3. This is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. That is just beautiful! I will probably copying this idea...thanks for the inspiration!

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  5. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

    Blessings, Grace

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  6. Oh wow... I love it! And yes, what a wonderful reminder!

    ~Jennifer
    www.studiojru.com

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  7. THat is so neat! What a beautiful creation from something about to head to the trash!

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  8. How beautiful! It looks like the perfect Easter wreath. It was interesting to hear you found a tobacco dryer in your attic, I'm guessing you don't live anywhere near me...(Oregon) ha ha! I would have never in a million years known what that really was. But it does make the perfect cross! Thanks for sharing, nice to meet you! I love your blog header!

    Just stopping by from Today's Creative! Signed up to follow you! Stop by my blog when you get a chance, I'm always looking for a few more crafty followers! http://juliechats.blogspot.com

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  9. I love how your wreath turned out Kate. It's so pretty!! And I really like the mirror behind your wreath. :)

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  10. How perfect you got the main attraction of your beautiful wreath out of the trash. It is inspiring to think--that is just how He recycles us. And with our new life in Him and we become the center of His attention to present others to Him.

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  11. Oh I love it!!!
    God's blessings,
    Sarah :D

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  12. Kate,
    Wow, this is so pretty. I love this wreath... what a great way to decorate for lent and Easter. It makes such a statement! Thanks for sharing!
    Sharlotte

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  13. Beautiful, Kate. And an excellent reminder of His love for us. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. I am SO crazy about this! What a fab thing to make during this Lent.

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  15. I love this! I'm going to be on the lookout for something to make my own rugged cross now!

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  16. I absolutely love this - what a great way to keep the real reason for Easter in your heart!

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  17. I love your wreath.. especially the cross. Not only does it look great inside but I was thinking this would be something good to put on my grandmothers' grave site for Easter.

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  18. How PRETTY...your cross is sooooo awesome...love how your wreath turned out. The Old Rugged Cross is one of my favorite songs! Love your blog...so I'm going to follow you:) Hope you have a wonderful day!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  19. That turned out so well! You'll use that wreath for years to come.

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  20. I love it!! I was looking for something like this to make myself. My brain just wasn't coming up with anything! I am going to make this for my front door Thanks so much for sharing:)

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  21. This is lovely, all the perfect little touches. Lezlee

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  22. I really love this and pray I can find it again for next Easter! It is perfect!

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