“Our old history ends with the cross; our new history begins with the resurrection.”
– Watchman Nee
It might seem odd to have a barbed wire cross. We typically see crosses made from gold, wood, and metal. Some 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 barbed wire cross is more fitting after all.
Awhile 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. But there was still more to use.
The Mister decided to make something for his mom, perfect for Lent/Easter…..
DIY Barbed Wire Cross
Here’s what he used to make the cross:
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Here’s what he did to make 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.
He has risen, just as He said.