Wooden crosses are covered in coins – “Paid In Full” Easter Craft.
Copper paint (or your choice of metallic paint)
Wood cross (I ordered mine from Mr. Woody’s Etsy shop )
coins (your choice)
The first thing I did was raid my children’s piggy banks – literally. I was trying to find “pretty” pennies and those are apparently hard to come by in our house. This was an excellent opportunity for me to explain what this craft and Easter was all about to Reece and Bryce.
Next step was painting the crosses. You can paint them any color you want. I knew I was going to be using pennies, so I used a Martha Stewart copper metallic paint that worked beautifully.
They really only needed one coat but I had to wait for the first area to dry before I finished painting. Since this is multi-dimensional, should anyone be viewing it from the side it will look cohesive.
The next step is to lay out your coins. Figure out if you want heads or tails showing, or both. If you want all of one type of coin or different colors.
Once you have the coins laid out you can start gluing them on. Having the cross painted allows you the option to not cover the entire surface should you desire.
I really liked the look of the copper pennies by themselves but you can add dimension and color by adding another layer of a different coin – I used nickels.
I think these turned out really beautiful and I love the symbolism.