What to do with crosses?


I have about 60 crosses of different shapes, sizes and materials. Would like to use them outside. Don't want to just stick them on a wall or fence. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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  • Mogie Mogie on Apr 19, 2021

    When my dad passed we donated his huge collection of crosses to his church.

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  • If you have a patio with a wall they could be displayed there.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Apr 19, 2021

    You could label part of a garden as dedicated to a family or friend. Attach 1 to the back of a garden bench with a dedication. Or you could use them as a row marker in the garden...peas, beans, etc.

    Or check with a local church and see if would be acceptable to place them on graves.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Apr 19, 2021

    Hello. Creating a framed art piece to mount them on would give them a nice collection presence.

  • Betsy Betsy on Apr 19, 2021

    Hi Kim: I agree with Redcatcec, check with a church, funeral homes, veterans groups, etc., to see if they can use them for people who would like to put them on the graves of their loved ones.

  • Maura White Maura White on Apr 20, 2021

    Well if you stick then in the ground - then honestly they will look like grave markers. Can you drill some to some trees? Could you add them to sides of benches? How about use one as a top of a windchime? You could turn them into ornaments and make a cross tree outside that always has them hanging.

  • Can you take a piece of wood and paint it and then hang the crosses on it and set it upright to display against the house? Will the weather ruin these crosses?

  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Apr 21, 2021

    Hi Kim, you can hang them from a branch or even make a mobile using a tin can (here's a tutorial that will give you some ideas on how to do that - https://acraftymix.com/blog/upcycled-denim-wind-chime/)

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Apr 21, 2021

    if you plan to use all 60 of the crosses you will need to take a photo of the yard and then figure out where you can put that many without it being overly crowded- draw it out on paper so you can get an idea of what you want to create

  • Kim Kim on Apr 21, 2021

    Thank you. But I think if I put that many crosses out it's going to start looking like a grave yard or pet cemetery and I will get a visit from the neighbors and/or police. On the other hand that might be fun.

  • Lindsay Aratari Lindsay Aratari on Apr 26, 2021

    What if you hung them from a wire to create a banner of crosses

  • Kim Kim on Apr 27, 2021

    Yes. That is a good idea. Thanks.

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