DIY Inspirational Decor: How to Make a Beautiful Button Cross

by Marina
2 Materials
20 Minutes

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After a good long while of looking at all the unfinished wood crosses in my closet and rummaging through my craft totes, I had to remind myself that sometimes the  simplest of projects turn out to be the best. This has to be one of the easiest wooden cross craft ideas you will find.

A simple unfinished cross and buttons of different sizes and shapes.

That’s it!

Yes, this is one of those projects a child or an adult, claiming to have no creative bone in one’s body, can execute from start to finish effortlessly.

I promise!

Nothing beats a beautiful easy craft.

A while ago I shared the Easy Cross Craft, my 6-year old’s independent craft project. My 10-year-old worked on yet another simple but beautiful craft, that yes, your tween can work on without any assistance from you.

DIY Inspirational decor: How to make a beautiful Button Cross

Materials required:

Craft buttons (My son used the wooden button assortment.)

Unfinished wood cross

Glue dots

To make your Button Cross:

Place a glue dot on the back of a button and place it on the cross.

Now repeat doing this with each button till the cross is filled completely.

Allow your child to design the cross any way he wants.

The finished outcome will be beautiful!

Hang your child’s one-of-a-kind inspirational decor where everyone can see it. May this precious piece of art be a symbol of assurance, that God will help us get through this time.

The chaos of small buttons and big buttons, on my table, in a way, stood symbolic of the different things we’re going through during this time. For some, this is a really difficult season and it feels like things are not getting any better while for others this may be rough, but manageable.

As my son gently picked a button at a time and placed each one with purpose on the cross, it was a precious reminder that our hope in God is not in vain. Irrespective of the size of the storm you’re riding in be assured that God promises that “He makes all things work together for good, to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His Purpose.” (Romans 8:28)

He will bring us through this unfamiliar season. We will be able to look back and see His Faithfulness through all of this.

Keep the faith and be encouraged. God’s got this!

For more encouragement,visit the faith resources on site ( and

sign up for access to download and print the free printables from my community library.

Suggested materials:
  • Wooden cross
  • Buttons
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