I wanted something different and special for my front door this Easter.
The other day I was scrolling down my Facebook news feed and I came across a picture posted from Cheerios and Lattes blog of a cross made from stick bundles.
She suggested that you could gather sticks and make your own bundles. So that's what I did . . . after all . . . I live on a farm. :)
Also, notice the sander and my kitchen table . . . I'm still sanding on that table top! I don't think I will ever be through!
First I cleaned the sticks of all the extra stems and brush sticking out the sides. I made a nice little mess on the floor.
I sorted the sticks into two piles -- one for longer sticks and one for shorter sticks.
I tried to make the two pile even on the ends . . . no stick sticking out more than any other stick . . . and I tried to make the two stick piles the same density or size.
I wrapped some burlap ribbon around each stick bundle. I think some leather string or twine would look great for this, but I didn't have any.
Then I placed the shorter stick bundle across the longer stick bundle to make a cross and wrapped the burlap ribbon around both to attach them together.
I wrapped the ribbon in a criss-cross pattern to attach the two bundles together.
This was a quick project to put together. I hung the cross on my front door . . .
But it needed something . . . (Yes, I know I need to stain the front door!) Ha!
I stopped by Dollar General and picked up some flowers . . . which were marked $3.00 but rang up 1 cent! Yea !
I added the flowers to the cross . . .
Ok . . . still not happy with it . . . what to do . . . so I stopped by Parker Florist to consult my florist friend, Robin, and she suggested I add a burlap bow.
What do you think? Should I stop with the bow . . . should I chunk the bow . . . what to do?!?
I would appreciate some feedback. I'm going to make a couple more crosses for two of my friends, and I appreciate any suggestions. You know how sometimes you can't see something anymore because you've been looking at it for such a long time . . . any who . . .
until next time with . . .
the Ferrell boys and me!
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