Just thought I’d share this Easter gift I made for my grandmother, who has spent far too much time in the hospital recently. I often send sweets, but I know she gets a lot of sugary treats from the rest of my family. Instead, I decorated a wooden cross in hopes that the cheer it brings will outlast that of my usual chocolate!
In honor of her favorite Floridian colors and her unwavering faith, I decorated a basic wooden cross (from JoAnn’s) with stripe-y scrapbook paper that reminds me of sunset at the beach. I used spray adhesive to attach the paper to the wood, and then trimmed off the excess. I attached my favorite paper flowers (tutorial coming soon) with hot glue and sent it on its way.
My grandmother is a fantastic woman. She spent many years serving in her church and ministering to the homebound before becoming homebound herself. I have always admired her devotion and her strength through difficult times.
She also loves vibrant, tropical colors. Even when she wasn’t living in Florida (but in Chicago or St. Louis), my grandma decorated her homes in all coral and teal. And I mean all… coral walls, teal carpeting and a coral leather couch! Her color palette also extends to her wardrobe — I’m not sure that I’ve ever seen my grandmother in purple or navy or black. But bright red, orange and yellow? Definitely!
My First Communion in 1992 and eighth-grade graduation in 1998. Wasn’t I the coolest?
I hope my little cross is a welcome bit of Easter color and that tomorrow is sunny in Florida! Wish I was there.
Have a wonderful Easter everyone!