I was having some baby showers coming up and was wanting something personalized to gift for the baby’s room. I walked around Hobby Lobby looking for inspiration when I saw one of their little fliers with a recommended craft using stackable wooden crosses. I grabbed the flier and got everything I needed to get started.
Below are my materials. Two wooden crosses (I’ve seen these at Hobby Lobby and on Amazon). Red paint for my large cross, ceramic stucco paint (in paint aisle), black and white paint (all the paint is acrylic), paint brush, and peel and stick jewels to embellish.
First I painted the large cross with red. I did two coats to really make the red pop.
While the red paint was drying I painted on the ceramic stucco. I used globs of this and just brushed back and forth because I really wanted a messy look. I have seen pictures of this stucco used to make swirls, a rough surface and looks similar to my own. I have played with this stucco before in my Cross with Marbles tutorial here. You can find the stucco in the paint aisle in a cylinder bottle.
This took a good two hours to dry. When it was ready I painted the the small, stucco-ed, cross completely white. Then I went back over with black and made it look like cowhide. Originally I wanted to just use scrapbook paper to mod podge on but I couldn’t find any. Then I realized, hey… Why not do it myself? It gave me a reason to buy more stucco and it added texture to the cross.
When the paint was dry I used wood glue to glue the little cross to the large cross.
Then I peeled off the jeweled stickers and placed them on top. I played around with the stickers for a while before deciding on a look that I liked.
Then, I took some scissors and cut parts of the jewels off that hung over the sides of the small cross and stuck them to the red cross. Here is a side picture to kind of show that.
Here is the finished product. I love it and I can’t wait for my friend to see it!
This friend had a western theme in the baby’s room but you could totally change up the colors, or use scrapbook paper on the smaller cross for another print.
I’ve made another cross going with a teal, pink and zebra print nursery theme. Here are the materials I used for the second cross I’ve made…
…And what it looked like after I followed the same steps as before.
What color scheme or idea would you use?