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20 Cross Craft Ideas for Adults

Make anything, from home decor to accessories, a beacon of your faith with these ingeniously gorgeous cross craft ideas.

By: Erin Hoffman, Editor, FaveCrafts.com
20 Cross Craft Ideas for Adults

When you feel the love of God in your life—guiding, lighting, and supporting you every step of the way—it’s no wonder that you want to celebrate Him whenever you can. You also know that one of the central symbols of your Christian faith is the cross. What’s the best way to worship the Lord if you’re a crafter, then? Cross craft ideas, of course!

Keep the teachings of the Lord close to your heart no matter where you are. Browse this list of religious crafts for adults that will keep the ultimate signifier of your faith close to you whether you’re driving in the car or walking through your home.

It doesn’t have to be the holly-jolliest time of year or even Easter Sunday for you to enjoy these religious crafts. No matter the season, you can create these soulful DIY crosses to hang up in your home.

You also don’t need to worry about finding DIY Christian crafts that match your personal style. If you’re on the market for a colorful cross, there’s a stained glass cross craft for you. If you’re looking for something a little more rustic, then there are countless ideas for decorating wooden crosses ready and waiting below! Finding Bible crafts for adults that are as wholesome as they are stunning has never been so easy.

Ideas for Decorating Wooden Crosses

When you’re making a cross, it goes without saying that designing it with wood is the classic way to go. These DIY crosses all give a personal, handsome touch to the traditional cross design. You won’t believe that these exquisite wooden crosses came from trees when you see just how charming the final products are!

  • Beaded Inset Cross

    Crosses are lovely in and of themselves, but you can make them worthy of an art museum when you give them a three-dimensional decorative treatment like this Beaded Inset Cross. With an intricately beaded inlay and a sturdy wooden frame, this craft will bring light to any room.

  • Beaded Wooden Cross

    Floral paper, braided designs, and lightly textured beads make this adult Christian craft something you won’t be able to resist showing off. Keep it for your home or gift this prepossessing cross as a housewarming gift your Christian friends will adore.

  • Glow in the Dark Wood and Resin Cross

    Channel the light of God into your own crafting with this ingenious, glow-in-the-dark DIY crucifix. Keep one in your purse or hanging in your car, and you can rest assured that the next time you feel lost, the brightness of God will light your way.

  • Green Celtic Cross

    Spruce up any room with a vibrant green that would put trees to shame with this verdant Celtic cross. Celebrate both your Celtic heritage and your Christian faith with a project that will end your search for the perfect Christian wall decoration.

  • Decoupaged Easter Cross

    Few Christian crafts for adults are as brilliantly colored or as fun to make as this decoupage vision. Customize your palette to match any color scheme in the house, and you’ll want to keep this Easter decoration hanging all year round.

  • Marbled Resin Cross

    Bring the brilliance of marbled color to your DIY cross design with this heavenly adult Christian craft. Anyone would love receiving this wood-based, resin cross as a gift, or you can make one for yourself using any color of the rainbow!

Fabric, Yarn, and String Cross Crafts

Just because you’re making a cross doesn’t mean that it has to be as hard as solid wood. Put a softer spin on the classic wood cross by indulging in your favorite media: fabric, yarn, and string! You don’t have to be a carpenter to craft the perfect cross. Knitting, crochet, and sewing skill are just what your faithful project needs.

  • Cross Felt Ornament

    Bring the softness of felt to your tender devotion to God with this delightful, embellished felt cross craft. Not only is this religious craft darling, but it’s also versatile. Use it as a Christmas ornament, an Easter decoration, or even a bookmark!

  • Macrame Paracord Celtic Cross

    Do you remember doing macrame at Bible camp as a kid? Now you can take your old skills and give them a fresh, mature finish with this arresting wall hanging, keychain, or necklace. Never before have your childhood skills been more versatile.

  • Cross Stitch Easter Canvas Cross Bookmarks

    Whether it’s for your Bible, favorite Christian novel, or most recent beach read, this DIY cross bookmark is a faithful accessory you can use for all of your favorite books. Whip up one of these masterpieces in under an hour, and you’ll carry God’s words with you in every book you read.

  • Cross Bookmark Crochet Pattern

    If God gave you the gift of crochet, why not honor Him by making your own crochet cross bookmark? This lovely yarn design will make even hardcover books look soft. A handy yarn hanger will ensure that you’ll never lose this beauty in the pages of your favorite book.

Handmade Cross Cards

Some crosses are ideal to keep around the house, but if you really want to spread the good word of Jesus, then why not make a cross craft you can send along? Give your sincerest regards to your friends, family, and acquaintances in a holy craft that will have them smiling as they walk back from their mailboxes.

  • Beaded Religious Easter Card

    Who says that cards can’t be glitzy? Add a little pizzazz to the next Christian-themed card you send with this Beaded Religious Easter Card. Your recipient is guaranteed to feel warm inside when he/she receives this store-quality handmade card.

  • Cross Framed Embossing Card

    Whether you’re commemorating Christmas, Easter, or a First Communion, this card will perfectly capture the spirit of the occasion with sleek flair. Never agonize over finding the perfect card for your holy celebration ever again with this beautiful design.

  • Redeemed Adult Coloring Page

    What many people don’t know about coloring is that it can provide you a meditative space perfect for connecting with God. Now you can both pray and celebrate your faith at the same time with this cathartic Christian adult coloring page.

DIY Cross Jewelry

Who says faith can’t be fabulous? Wear your Christianity on your sleeve (ear, blouse, or neck!) with these graceful DIY jewelry projects. Now you’ll shine with both the light of God and with the glimmer of your accessories with these simple, inexpensive crafts. Even better, these winsome pieces can also be lovely gifts for any occasion.

  • Beaded Cross Earrings

    When you love Jesus, why not show your adoration where the world can see it? These rustic, beaded cross earrings will be sure to put a pretty, pious touch on any ensemble. Look elegant from church to dinner to work with these beaded beauties.

  • Beaded Cross Pendant

    Though we can all agree that Christian jewelry is breathtaking in its own right, it’s even more stunning when it’s handmade. Put your Christianity where the world can see with this glittering pendant project you’ll enjoy making as much as you’ll love wearing.

Repurposed Materials Cross Craft Designs

You’ve got wooden crosses, beaded crosses, glass crosses, and more, but what about a craft design that stands out among the rest? These DIY crosses use materials you’d never think to use but create heavenly pieces you’ll never get tired of. Also, because they’re made from recycled materials, these projects are as good for your wallet as they are for the environment!

  • Rusty Nail and Wire Cross

    The best way to show how much you love the earth God gave us is to help save it! This simple DIY cross craft uses recycled materials, like old nails, to make a home decoration that will make you feel good and your house look great.

  • Rustically Beautiful Twig Cross

    Sometimes the most alluring decorations are made with the least ostentatious materials. All you need to make this prepossessing cross is twigs and twine, making it the most budget-friendly of our religious craft ideas for adults. Display this piece indoors or outdoors.

  • Beaded Wire Cross

    Delicate, darling, and absolutely divine, this beaded wire cross is everything an aspiring interior designer could want for her home decor. Mixed media give this ornament a charming texture that would look appealing when hung in any room.

  • Beautiful Mosaic Cross Craft from Broken Plates

    There’s no need to get angry the next time you accidentally shatter one of your favorite dishes. Now you can count even your littlest mistakes as a blessing when you can repurpose the pieces for your religious crafting. Turn your mess into a magnificent mosaic in no time.

  • DIY Guitar String Wire Cross

    Did God give you the gift of music? Now you can show off your musical inclinations, crafting expertise, and Christian faith in one simple place: a DIY cross craft! Soldering your old guitar strings into a geometric masterpiece will give your house an instant makeover.

What is your favorite material to use for cross crafts? Let us know below in the comments!

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