Making a DIY barbed wire Cross for your home decor.
Our old history ends with the cross; our new history begins with the resurrection.- Watchman Nee
DIY BARBED WIRE CROSS
A while back we can upon a large roll of barbed wire. The Mister has made some arrows, and I made the simplest wreath E.V.E.R, you can see it HERE. Even after those projects, there was lots more to use.
The Mister decided to make something for his mom, perfect for Lent/Easter, a Cross.
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Making of the Cross
- The square piece started the initial design as it was made from scrap.
- The design included dispersing the barbs so that they were staggered throughout.
- 12 pieces of barbed wire, for the sides and top, were cut to the same length. 4 longer pieces were cut for the button part of the cross.
- Each section was welded to the center square.
- Four pieces were cut to close off each end.
- The ends were welded together with the four cut pieces (step 5).
NOTE – Barbed wire, unless old and rusted, is galvanized. Fumes released when welding galvanized material are toxic and should be done in a well-ventilated area and at your own risk.
Why Barbed Wire
It might seem odd to have a barbed wire cross. We typically see crosses made from gold, wood, and metal, and many crosses are very ornate.
~Barbed wire is steel fencing wire constructed with sharp edges. – Crown of Thrones
~It is used to construct inexpensive fences. – Simple (Not Ornate)/Available to All
~It is also a major feature of the fortifications in trench warfare. – Victory through Christ (1 Cor 15:57)
Maybe a barbed wire cross is more fitting after all.
He has risen, just as He said.
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- Bubble Wrap Painted Hydrangeas
- 15 Easter Crafts Using Tissue Paper
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