Cross Your Art


I am loving all the metal crosses that I've seen everywhere. Hobby Lobby has had some really great metal ones-a lot of them are on clearance now. Most of them, however, require that the cross be drilled to something (like the wall or another piece of wood, etc.). Not wanting to attach the cross to the wall, I had the idea of framing the cross. Well, it just so happened that I had an extra piece of wood that was just the perfect size. I also had a frame that I'd picked up at a yard sale. So, with a little experimenting for the color, I painted both the wood (a light blue) and the frame (an off white). I distressed the frame a little and then attached the cross to the wooden board and the board to the frame. This was super easy and quite inexpensive (less than $10). I really, really love the way this turned out! 



11 comments:

maggi said...

I love Hobby Lobby! Great job with the cross.

bec4 said...

I do love that--I might need to do that with my cross--maybe on some burlap...hmm, got me thinking, thanks!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

It looks great framed. I'm hosting a Power of Paint party of Wednesday. I'd love for you to link up this cross.

Brook said...

Great job! I just may have to make a trip to Hobby Lobby this week. :)

Stephanie Lynn said...

I love the colors you picked...your hard work paid off! Looks great.

design_aholic said...

I love the texture on the cross. What a great idea to frame it like that. I've seen some people framing objects lately that are unexpected, and I love it!

Corn in My Coffee Pot said...

I recently was admiring my collection of crosses (all gifts) thinking that one particularly needed to have something to make it 'pop' and be distinct from the wall. This is perfect!

Brian and Ashley said...

I made these for Christmas gifts and they were a huge hit! I love the color of the background. Very cute!

Cha Cha said...

I love the dimesion the frame adds, much more interesting than just hanging on the wall. Great job and tanks for sharing

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Thanks for linkin' up to Power of Paint!

jennibell said...

I LOVE this!!! I have been looking to buy something like this (a framed cross) -- never thought to make one :) Thanks for linking up to Kimba's party so I saw it.