I spend a lot of time searching Google Images hoping to find awesome craft tutorials to feature on Fun Family Crafts. Recently, I was searching for religious Christmas crafts and came across an image of a beautiful unfinished laser-cut cross. I knew right away that it wasn't a tutorial, but I followed the link anyway.
I was thinking about how I would paint or decorate it, when I was struck with an idea. As you know, I am obsessed with Scrabble. I could use Scrabble tiles to make a cross like this! I gathered my supplies: Scrabble tiles spelling MERRY CHRISTMAS (minus one R), sturdy chipboard, strong double-sided tape, ribbon or cording.
The first thing I did was to line up the word CHRISTMAS and cut a strip of chipboard just a hair shorter and narrower than the word.
I peeled back the liner and started applying the letters. It bothered me a bit that the M was printed so far to the left. I checked through all my M's and they're all like that. Interesting!
Next, I peeled off the liner on the MERRY strip of cardstock, applied the M and E, then stuck it to the CHRISTMAS piece.
I attached the final two letters, then added gold cording on the back. Here's my completed cross:
I love how it turned out! I'm going to be bummed when it's time to take it down after Christmas.