Friday, April 3, 2015

The Old Rugged Cross

I have been busy, burying myself in some book revisions and retakes.  Today, I paused to make a little Easter item for myself--a rugged cross.
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I grabbed some scrap wood from my pile, cut some angles on the ends, and laid out the scraps until I liked it.  
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I flipped the pieces over and joined them with a thin pallet wood scrap.  
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I then figured out what I wanted for scraps on the arms of the cross and secred them from the back as well.
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I decided the middle needed a little something more.  I added a door plate which I thouht was fitting since Jesus said, "Knock and the door will be opened for you."
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I sprayed a clear sealer on it and hung it on my door.
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 I like the rustic wood!
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  1. I was thinking the door knob plate was also symbolic of Jesus being the door way to Heaven. I like the verse application you used, too. Happy Easter!

  2. It's very beautiful Becky. Happy Easter to you and yours.

  3. Love this! Perfect way to show our love to Jesus.

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