This Easter Tutorial shows you how to make an Easter Religious cross out of Coat Hangers. This spring cross can be used as a memorial wreath too.
What you need
-You will need a total of 14 coat hangers (I have found that the kid/baby sized coat hangers work best.)
– Floral Garland
-You will need a total of 14 coat hangers (I have found that the kid/baby sized coat hangers
Step by Step Instructions:
Tips before getting started:
You will place all of your hangers in the cross design before you begin to use the zip ties. Once the cross design is in place you’ll place zip ties, loosely, in directed spots but not tightened all the way. Once all zip ties are in place, loosely, you’ll begin tightening the ties to keep a sturdy, stable and neatly aligned cross.
Place your first hanger starting at the top of the cross with your hanger hook facing towards you.
Lay the next hanger on top of the first one with the right top corners sitting on top of each other
Lay another hanger on top of the first one with the left top corners sitting on top of each other
With another hanger place the corners on top of each other with the top left hanger you just left off of with step #3
Continue adding another hanger with the side to your left and the hook facing inward with the corners on top of each other
Continue adding another hanger with the side to facing you and the hook facing inward with the corners on top of each other
Continue with steps #4,5,6 on the opposite side to make the right side of your cross.
Now you will begin your rectangle down to finish the cross. Place a hanger on either side of your corners and have the corners on top of one another.
Add another hanger on either side of your rectangle sitting next to step #8 hangers.
The final hanger will be placed on the bottom with the bottom left and right corners sitting on hangers of step #9.
Now that your hanger cross is in place you’ll begin placing the zip ties at each corner (where they sit on top of each other) and on each of the coat hanger hooks which are all facing in towards the cross.
Remember: Be sure NOT to tighten the zip ties all the way, until ALL zip ties have been placed. This will allow you to adjust and reposition your cross if needed.
Once all zip ties are loosely in place, begin slowly tightening the zip ties. Adjusting your cross as needed, try to keep the hangers in the same position as you laid out, corners overlapping etc.
Once all have been tightened it’s time to trim your zip ties!
You can leave your coat hanger cross with or without floral garland. I prefer the garland to give it some vibrant color and life! This is where your creativity can flow! Place the floral all around the cross, on one side or just even on the top half of one side. This is totally your preference!
You can either run your garland through the coat hangers and twisting it around, you could hot glue the floral on or even zip tie the floral garland on.