Easy DIY Easter Decoration – Fabric Cross

diy easter decoration

I’ve admitted in the past that I’m not great, or very motivated, to decorate my home for most holidays.  A lot of holiday decorations are fairly expensive, and I feel as if lately they are looking exactly the opposite – a little cheap.  I’ve been trying to slowly add items to my decorations for every holiday, without spending much money.

I actually made this DIY Easter decoration with stuff I already had around the house, but if you needed to buy the supplies, it would still cost less than $10!  Plus, it took less than five minutes to make which is a win-win in my book.

vintage spring mantle

I love using crosses in my Easter decor, because it symbolizes the entire reason for the holiday.  Last year, I made a different fabric cross on whitewashed wood, but it was a little more time consuming that this one.

Here are the supplies I needed:

  • 1″ x 6″ piece of wood, about 13″ long
  • wood stain (optional)
  • strip of fabric – 44″ long
  • doily
  • button
  • thread
  • staple gun (or tacky glue)

gray stained oak

I started with a piece of oak that my dad left in my garage after borrowing my saw to cut down some trim.  He didn’t even need to ask if I wanted the leftover pieces of oak – he knew I would put them to good use.  I stained the piece of wood with a gray stain, and then after it was dry, I got to work on the fabric cross.

diy fabric cross

I mentioned in another post that I am trying to include more video tutorials with some of my projects that lend themselves to that type of tutorial.  Rather than explaining this super simple process to you – take a look at how easy it was!  (I just started my YouTube channel, so I would love some new followers.   Thanks for taking the time to follow along!)

DIY easter decoration fabric cross

The sides of the fabric will fray, but I really like the look – I think it adds an imperfect rustic touch.


diy easter cross decoration

If you can’t get your hands on a small doily, you could add a larger button, create a fabric flower, or just leave the cross as is.  In the video you’ll see what it looked like before I added the doily – still very pretty!

easy diy easter decoration wood and fabric cross

I’m so happy with how this cross turned out, and how cheap and easy it was to make.  Think about all of the different fabrics there are to choose from to let you personalize your own!

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8 thoughts on “Easy DIY Easter Decoration – Fabric Cross

  1. The cross is beautiful, I also love the window, you have used in the display. Can you tell me the color and paint you used?

    1. Hi Judy – the paint I used on the window was Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint, and I’m pretty sure I mixed colors to get that color. If I remember correctly, I mixed Luckett’s Green and a little bit of Boxwood. Then, I dry brushed some Luckett’s Green on top. I hope that helps (of course, it had to be a custom mixed color, right?!)

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