Step 3: Once all of your nails are in place, spray paint the entire thing, making sure to also spray paint the nails.
Step 4: When dry, pull out your thread and start wrapping! I did the body of the cross first. To start, tie the end of the thread to a nail. Then, trim the end so it wouldn’t be noticed. There is no specific process for doing this. Just make sure that each nail is wrapped around, the outline of the cross is clear and the space within the cross is relatively filled. When done, tie the end of the thread to a nail and trim short.
Step 5: Now it’s time to wrap the heart. I wrapped this much more completely. I really wanted the red of the heart to pop–a reminder of how Christ loves us, something especially clear during Lent. As you can see I wrapped the nails of the heart with both colors of thread, red on the inside and white on the outside. When done, tie off.
And there you have it.
As an added element, it is powerful to reflect on the crucifixion of our Lord while completing this project, especially while pounding the nails.
May you have a blessed Lent,
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