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Forty Days of Crafts: “Heavy Cross to Bear” Ornament

Suggested reading: <em>At Jerusalem's Gate</em>
Suggested reading: At Jerusalem’s Gate

“And they took Jesus, and led him away. And he bearing his cross went forth . . . “
— John 19:16b–17a (KJV)

Remember and honor the passion of the Christ with this dramatic ornament.




  • Hot glue
  • Glue stick
  • Colored tissue paper
  • Scissors
  • 5 Popsicle sticks
  • Printout of the “heavy cross” template

Step 1: Using Popsicle sticks and hot glue, make the shape of a house as pictured.

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Step 2: Attach pieces of colored tissue paper with the glue stick to the frame of the house.

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Step 3: Print and cut out the “heavy cross” template.

Step 4: Carefully attach the template to the tissue paper background using the glue stick.





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