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This is a simple craft for Easter using only plastic canvas and ribbon.
First you should cut a pattern, start with a rectangle that is 21 squares by 17. Find the center on top edge, leave center square uncut. Cut diagonally until you reach side. You now have a start to the top of the cross. Cross points should go, 1 square/3 square/5 square and then switch to strips of squares, that meet in center.
This may be confusing, but once you start making it everything will start making sense. Write if you need more help.
By Starchild in VT from Lamoille County, VT
I do alot of plastic canvas and I am always looking for new patterns. This is adorable and with easter coming up and all the readers in my family, I think this will make wonderful easter gifts. Thanks for the pictures, they are very helpful.
I carry a cross in my pocket
A simple reminder to me
Of the fact that I am a Christian
No matter where I may be
This little cross is not magic
Nor is it a good luck charm
It isn't meant to protect me
From every physical harm.
It's not for identification
For all the world to see
It's simply an understanding
Between my Savior and me.
When I put my hand in my pocket
To bring out a coin or a key
The Cross is there to remind me
Of the price he paid for me.
It reminds me, too, to be thankful
It's also a daily reminder
Of the peace and comfort I share
With all who know my Master
And give themselves to His care.
So I carry a cross in my pocket
Reminding no one but me
That Jesus Christ is Lord of my life
If only I'll let Him be.
-- Verna Thomas
By Coreen from Rupert, ID
before I retired from the service I had to go to Iraq for a second time. At the HUB where we flew from there was a table in which the troops were given different items before they boarded the plane. I thank God for the wonderful person who placed the "Cross in a Pocket" on the tables. I tried to ensure that every soldier got one to place somewhere in their uniform. Once in Iraq for me and some of them it became a part of our equipment when ever we had to go on the road. I thank God for your project. Now, I keep it by my bed as a reminder of how God brought me through. I was able to tell my children about it and everytime they come into my room they pick it up. God Bless You All.
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I have a question about plastic canvas cross bookmarks. I used to be able to find the crosses already cut out in this shape. The edges are so much neater on the purchased ones. Where can I find them?
By Bob from Richmond, VA
I purchase mine at Wal-mart & Hobby Lobby.
This link will take you to the Google site. I just typed in "plastic canvas crosses". Sometimes, especially when time if of the essence, Google is a faster way to go. Good luck!
Hi Bob, the crosses you are referring to, you can get through www.orientaltrading.com. I get their magazines all the time and have seen them there. Hope that helps!
Have you checked at JoAnn Fabric? They used to carry them but I haven't checked lately?
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Vicki from Concordia, MO
It is a very simple and beautiful craft. I posted the pattern and instructions on this site last spring. You can view it higher up on this page.