Using plastic canvas and ribbon or yarn you can create a beautiful easy to make cross. This is a guide about making a plastic canvas cross craft.
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This is a cute little reminder that anyone can carry. It is simple enough for children, but also interesting enough for grown-ups. It should take between 30 and 60 minutes to complete.
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
For my blessings day by day
And to strive to serve Him better
In all that I do and say.
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
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
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Here are questions related to Plastic Canvas Cross Craft.
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
Have you checked at JoAnn Fabric? They used to carry them but I haven't checked lately?
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I picked up this plastic canvas cross at a yard sale or thrift store and I can't find a pattern anywhere on how to make it. Does anyone have a pattern for this or know where I can get one?
Vicki from Concordia, MO
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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.