How to Make Scrabble Easter Crosses

       The thrift stores are packed thanks to the Konmari craze! 
bare wood crosses to paint for Easter

I was there last week and couldn't believe how much stuff there was. 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. You can find similar products by clicking on the green links. 

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


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The first thing I did was to paint them 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
DIY Easter table setting and crosses
Before you go you can also read about...

The DIY Black Hammered Chargers

and


My Favorite White Dollar Store Plates



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Homeroad

I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife of 28 years, the mother of 4 daughters, and the grandmother of 4 grandsons. I am a DIY Blogger and a part time PreK teacher.

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