Make your own Wood Easter Cross Decor in just a few steps. This is a large size, perfect for a mantle or used as a wall hanging.
A cross is a must-have for your Easter decorations, and you can easily make your own wood cross. Whether you prefer rustic Easter decor or modern farmhouse decor, this Easter decoration goes great with any modern or farmhouse style.
Follow along and see how I made this easy wood Easter cross with minimal tools and wood. Making your own DIY Easter crafts is fun way to decorate for your style. Instead of just going to Hobby Lobby you can make your own beautiful decorations.
Supplies for wood Easter cross:
- 1×4 Pine wood (actual dimensions .75 inches thick, 3.5 inches wide) at least 40 inches long.
- wood glue
- Miter saw
- Crown stapler and 1 1/4″ narrow crown staples. A brad nailer OR drill and screws work just as good for this wood project!
- Speed square (not necessary, but helpful)
Steps for making your own wooden Easter decor:
Cut one piece at 24 inches, and second piece at 16 inches.
It’s easier to sand now before putting together. Be sure to sand the faces and round the corners.
Glue and nail wood.
The horizontal board sits 5 inches from the top.
Attach the boards from the back so you don’t see nail holes on the front face.
Add glue where the boards meet.
Make sure you keep the cross square. Use a speed square to help you.
Staple or nail in.
Easter wood crosses can be decorated in so many ways!
I’ll show you how I used Torch paste and burned on sheet music. This is the torch paste I use (affiliate link): Torch paste.
Below I applied the Torch paste to the wood with an Ikonart mesh stencil (use my affiliate code WCB15 for 15% off your order).
I made the stencil with a sheet music png of How Great Thou Art, one of my absolute favorite songs.
Apply torch paste.
Torch the paste.
Run a heat gun over the torch paste to activate and watch the burning coming out.
This is the exact heat gun I use (affiliate link): Wagner heat gun
Stain wood cross.
After the wood cools down, apply a coat of stain or sealer.
I stained my Easter Wood cross with Minwax Special Walnut.
If you’d like to see how I did this whole process, watch the Facebook live I did:
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