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Friday, February 1, 2013

Fence Post Cross

Last week I shared the old wooden cross I found along with some of my other religious art and jewelry and maybe it's the time of year, but I seem drawn to old crosses and holy statuary.  I don't run across many garden crosses that are not outrageously expensive so I decided to make my own.
I went to Home Depot and purchased some wooden fence posts.  Each cross needs three posts.  The employee at Home Depot was kind enough to cut the posts for me.  The side pieces are 13 inches long from the tip of the post to the cut.  I then got some mending brackets to affix the two cross sides to the center post.
After we my husband made the structure of the cross, I painted them old white then dry brushed them with a light gray to put a little "wear" on them.  Then I rummaged through the junk treasures I had on hand and found four metal emblems to affix to the fronts of the crosses. 
Now that they are completed, I set them in the garden to "ferment" if you will to add some patina and get them ready for spring garden sales.  In the meantime, I saved the rest of the scrap pieces of the fence posts that remained after everything was cut.  I'm making garden signs out of those, and I'll share them this week.

Thanks so much for visiting.

P.S. Yesterday I announced the winner of the Ramsign give-away.  Marilyn Gray, you are the winner!  Please contact me at little.miss.maggie@aol.com with your email address. 

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Lynda Bergman Decorative Artisan said...

I love your new cross! You are so creative!! Lynda

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

I love crosses out of different architectural pieces! I did one from an old chair leg once. I love your idea.

Pendra said...

This was amazing and so creative! We just purchased a home that has no landscaping whatsoever and I need to make/get some beauties for it...this would add some grace! Can't wait to see your signs from the leftovers!

Anne said...

What a beautiful cross!

Stacey said...

your cross is beautiful. The green plants in the background are really catching my attention. You lucky girl!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love it, you are one busy girl!! Garden art is so fun!


Bliss said...

I can see so many folks wanting these as pet markers Maggie. Another niche!


karen@somewhatquirky said...

These are cute! I was already wondering what you would do with the scraps!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Nice job, Maggie. Great embellishments, and finish.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Your garden cross is lovely and will be even more so as it weathers. Good idea!

I used old pointed fence pickets nailed to an upright stick to make rustic wedding signs to point the way to the lodge our youngest daughter was married at. It was one of my favorite things at her wedding, and I never even took a picture!

miss flibbertigibbet said...

I am addicted to religious art and artifacts too! I love this idea! It looks just great and should weather so nicely!