While Rylan and I were shopping at my favorite store Hobby Lobby, I came across some wooden crosses on the 80% off aisle. Now you know why I love this store so much. Well when I saw the crosses I thought I can do something with those. I wasn't for sure what to do with them yet, but I knew that for 80% off I could think of something. It took me a while to do something with them. But, when I wanted to make something special for my dear friend Melina, my cousin Nickie, and my forever beautiful sister Kyra, I knew that I could make these personal for each of them. After getting home and looking through my stash of craft items I knew what to do. First I would paint them, add scrapbook paper, a bible verse, ribbon (of course), and a few embellishments.
The first was for my dear friend Melina. She has a huge cross wall in her home, and I knew that this would make a perfect gift to add to her wall. I chose to paint the cross black, and use a color pallet of white, gray and black. Her home has black touches in it so I wanted to coordinate that as the main color. I chose scrapbook paper that is gray and black, and I added some studded diamond embellishments for a touch of elegance. The black and white polka dot ribbon I used because it is fun, and so is Melina.
The color blue I chose for this cross because she has a two year old little boy Evan.
What Momma of a boy doesn't love more blue?
Melina is a good hearted, kind, giving, faithful woman whose friendship I cherish. I chose the verse John 4:24 to include on her cross, "The Father seeks those who will worship Him, in spirit and in truth."
The next cross was for my cousin Nickie. She is always making me laugh and she is oh so fun to be around. I knew I wanted this cross to have a feminine touch, but also fun feel to it. Just like Nickie! I began by painting the cross red (to match her house). Then I chose a black and gray scrapbook paper with a fun flair to it. I added the ribbon to the top and bottom, and the diamond embellishments same as I did with Melina's. Nickie is a hard worker, fun to be around, a christian, she has a love of life, always thinking of others, and she is raising her beautiful daughter all on her own. For Nickie being the woman she is I chose Psalm 45:11 (one of my favorites)
"The King is enthralled by your beauty, Honor Him, for He is your Lord."
For Kyra's cross I began by painting it black and I chose cardstock that is black and white. I wanted it to match her house. She has decorated her home in black, white, and accents of red. Since she is still a newlywed I wanted it to have some reference to love. So I used red cardstock to be the background paper for the infamous love bible verse 1 Corinthians 13:13, "And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love." I used ribbon for the bow at the top that matched the cardstock. The ribbon at the bottom is just plan white and I added diamond embellishments again. The W is for her and Eric's last name Washington. I wanted this cross to be as special and pretty as my dear sister. Kyra is the most beautiful person inside and out, the best sister, most kind hearted, caring, sensitive, unselfish person I know. I hope that every time she sees this cross she thinks of her dear sister in Texas.