Easter is one of my favorite holidays and I have precious few decorations for the season, so I decided to make some new things this year. I started with the idea of making a fabric rosette cross.
I used 1/4 yard each of blue and green material as well as a little bit of white.
I cut the fabric into strips. The green strips were 1.5 by 22 inches and the blue were 2 by 20 inches. I didn't even measure the white strips and unless you want a set of rosettes that are all the same, you don't really need to measure.
I folded each strip in half, knotted it, and began twisting into a rosette, holding each turn in place with a dab of hot glue. I started to make a photo tutorial.
Then I realized that I didn't know what I was doing and it was a bit silly to make a tutorial during my very first rosette-making session! You can check out the tutorials here and here. I used a combined method of both to make my rosettes. Here are my first three:
I got better and made 37 rosettes.
I arranged them in a cross-shape and hot glued it all together.
On the back I glued a strip of card stock for a little extra stability and a loop to hang on the wall.
My sweet little cross isn't without meaning (other than the regular meaning of a cross). Blue represents Heaven and truth. Jesus died on the cross, truly sinless, so that we can enter Heaven sinners though we are. Green represents life over death, just as Jesus triumphed over death on Easter morning. White is purity and holiness. There are three white rosettes in my cross to represent the Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
It was fun - and pretty easy - to make, and fun to look at! It must also be fun to touch because I am constantly lifting Little Lady up so she can run her fingers over it.
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