How to Make A Wooden Cross

Shelly L Nemeth
by Shelly L Nemeth
5 Materials
2 Hours

I was on a road trip to Texas to see The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond when we saw a huge cross. I mean, huge! So we pulled over to take a look. It appeared to be a church with a beautiful gift shop. We went in and I saw many lovely things but I saw these glass crosses which I loved but they were $275 which was a bit out of my budget for this trip so I took a picture and thought maybe I could make one. So, here is my version of the glass cross.

I started with a 2x4 piece of wood and cut it to the size I wanted - 25” tall and 17” wide

Next, I painted it all white.

Then I framed it with wood (1x3 ) which is really slightly smaller than 3 inches. I'm never sure why wood isn’t the exact measurement that it says.

I then stained the cross it but I learned it’s easier to do this before you cut and nail it on. It’s a good tip 😊

Next, I used E6000 to glue on this decorative metal cross I had

It's not necessary but I wanted the glass on it which makes it so shiny and who doesn’t like a little bit of bling?

I bought this fire glass at Lowe’s. It is expensive but it looks amazing.

I used Aleene’s original tacky glue and poured it in the middle all over the white and then poured in the fire glass and let the glue dry.

Look how amazing it came out!

The picture doesn’t do it justice but it has an amazing shine.

I made a few as gifts too.

People loved them.

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  • Jinxx Jinxx on Mar 23, 2020

    Sorry, I found this right after I asked if you had posted these instructions! Just beautiful, thanks so much for sharing your creativity with the world. Your technical writing is great; maybe you could freelance. No, never mind, you should spend every spare minute doing your art!

  • Barbara Jo Louise Barbara Jo Louise on Mar 24, 2020

    Both ways are just beautiful! Now to get hubby to cut me some wood!