How to Make Scrabble Easter Crosses

       Sometimes you get very lucky at the thrift store and sometimes you don't.  This week I found these great unfinished wooden crosses and I knew I could give them an update! 
bare wood crosses to paint for Easter

As I rifled through the shelves, I ran across these unpainted wooden crosses and I thought they'd be a perfect gift project for Easter. 

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The last time I was at Dollar Tree I saw wooden crosses there too so check out what they have. 

I'm hosting Easter and I always like to make a little gift for my family.

The first thing I did was to paint the crosses with a new color I'm trying today called Brook by Fusion Mineral Paint.

Fusion Mineral Paint in Brook to paint Easter Crosses

Brook looks like a pretty greenish-blue Spring egg so it's perfect for Easter.

Easter Crosses painted in Fusion Mineral Paint in Brook

As usual, I dry my projects by the fan to speed up the drying process.

DIY Easter Crosses painted and drying with a fan

When the paint dried I sanded the edges slightly to distress the crosses. 

Large stash of Scrabble tiles for DIY Projects

Next, I grabbed my stash of Scrabble tiles and started arranging Easter words on the crosses. 

I made a similar project at Christmas time... DIY Scrabble Tree and Cross.

Create Easter crosses with Scrabble letters

With all the tiles I have, somehow I don't have any "H's" and I always seem to need one! 

I wonder if you can buy just H's someplace? 

I used hot glue to attach the letters to the crosses then used Fusion Mineral Paint's tough coat to seal the crosses and the letters. 

Next, I attacked another large stash I just acquired... hardware knobs... lots of them! 

A friend told me about a store going out of business, they were throwing them away so I was there to catch. 

These knobs, door handles, and about 50 cabinet doors are my future upcycled projects... so stay tuned! 

Large stash of sample hardware knobs

I added a ring knob to the top of each cross for hanging. 

Scrabble tile Easter crosses made from wooden thrift store finds

These crosses took about 30 minutes to make 

Easter crosses with Scrabble letters

and they're going to make great Easter gifts for my guests.

DIY Easter crosses with Scrabble letters

easter cross pin with overlay

DIY Easter table setting and crosses

Before you go you can also read about...

The DIY Black Hammered Chargers


My Favorite White Dollar Store Plates

Easter cross and overlay

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .