DIY Easter Wreath Cross

This Easter I was feeling more crafty than usual so I decided to create a DIY Easter Wreath Cross!

When I wrote the article Kids Christian Crafts & Activities for Resurrection Day, I wanted to include written Christian DIY Easter wreath activity tutorials but to my surprise, I only found one. 

The other wreaths were for purchase only, which motivated me to write this article so that you can follow along and create a DIY Easter wreath cross for yourself.

This Easter project is the perfect opportunity for you to teach your child about the true reason we celebrate Easter – the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ!

(John 11 : 25-26, ESV): “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die…..”

My kiddos were too young to do this Easter activity with me (ages three and five), but out of curiosity, they were asking about everything I was doing, which allowed me to tell the Easter story about Jesus once again.

Making this Easter cross wreath is however, great to do with a preteen or teenager.

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DIY Easter Wreath Cross

You will need:

You can purchase many of these craft materials from your local craft store or if you don’t have time, I have them listed where you can purchase them through Amazon.

There are a few things missing in this pic, but the complete list of supplies are below.

Watch the Tutorial!

How to Make a DIY Easter Wreath Cross Made With Twine:

This is the type of stain I used to paint the wooden cross but you can use any brand and color you desire.
  • Open your wood stain with your screwdriver by pushing the brim up all the way around with your screwdriver

  • Use something of none importance to steer the stain before you use it. I used a plastic knife.


  • Use a small paint brush to paint your wooden cross. You’re going to want to do this outside because the stain has a very strong smell.
  • Once it’s painted, let it sit and dry for at least twenty minutes or until dry
Here’s how the color came out on my cross. This is in the color ‘Early American’
You can use a 12 inch or 14 inch wreath. Or whatever size you desire.
  • Tie a simple knot on the backside of the wire wreath
Here’s how I tied the knot.
  • Begin to wrap the twine around the wreath, keeping it close and tight
  • Once you reach the end from wrapping the twine all the way around the wreath, cut the twine with your scissors
  • Now weave the piece you just cut, under one of the wrapped pieces of twine, then tie a knot to the first knot you made when your first started. See how to do this here.
Here’s how I joined the two pieces of twine with a knot.
  • Now that you have your twine completely wrapped around your wreath, it’s time to get your burlap 
  • Cut a piece of burlap 8.5 inches in length and 1.5 inches in width, for as many flowers that you will be using 
  • Punch a hole with your hole puncher directly in the middle of the burlap
  • Now cut the stem of your flowers about 1/2 a inch. You will need heavy duty craft scissors for this since the stem of fake flowers are usually made with metal. 
Measure 8.5 inches of burlap in length and 1.5 inches in width.
  • Put each flower stem into the hole that you made with your hole punch for each of your flowers
  • Get your hot glue gun and add glue to each side of the burlap
I glued one side down on the left and I’m showing how I did the other side.
  • Fold each side of the burlap down where you’ve placed the glue 
  • Hold in place for a few seconds to make sure it remains secure
  • Push each flower stem in between the twine of the wreath.
  • You can glue the flowers down or  you can leave it as is once you push it down firmly. I chose not to glue the flowers down because I may change them out next year for a new color. 
I only used 6 flowers with burlap so that the twine stands out nicely, but feel free to use as many flowers as you like!
  • You can glue the flowers down or you can leave it as is once you push it down firmly. I chose not to glue the flowers down because I may change them out next year for a new color. 
  • Now grab your cross, which should be completely dry by now, and cut 8.5 inches of twine and loop it through the hook of the cross
  • Hot glue the two ends of twine together then flip the twine to the opposite side so that it looks like a full loop
  • Place the cross in the center of the wreath so that it lines up how you want it
  • Flip the wreath around and hot glue the twine loop that you created to the wreath. There should be a small visible loop showing at the top so that it can hang on the wreath door hook
  • Now it’s time to write ‘He is Risen’ on the cross

  • Practice writing ‘He is Risen’ with your pencil first so that you can erase if you mess up, then trace the pencil writing with a black fine point sharpie 
Here’s how it look after I wrote with the sharpie.
  • Now plug in your the wood burner pencil and follow the instructions for allowing it to heat up before use
  • If you don’t have a wood burner pencil or don’t want to use one, you can just use a white or black sharpie, which will look great as well. I just like the rustic look of burned wood!
Do NOT go past to plastic protector or you WILL burn yourself. I learned my lesson!
  • Now trace over the sharpie with your burner pencil as best as you can. Be sure to apply pressure while writing
  • Once it’s complete, it may look something like the pic below depending on how much pressure you applied while writing
This is how mine turned out. Not perfect but I like it!

That’s it!! Your DIY Easter Wreath Cross is complete!!

It looks awesome on my black front door. I think the while flowers contrast nicely!

I hope you enjoyed this Easter wreath making tutorial. If you created something similar or plan to try this tutorial next year, I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!

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Kids Christian Easter Crafts & Activities for Resurrection Day

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