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Recycled Paper Cross

By: Stephanie Hamen for
Recycled Paper Cross
Recycled Paper Cross
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Learn how to make a cross to celebrate your love for the Lord above with this simple, yet stunning craft with recycled materials. Using recycled papers, decoupage, and your imagination, the Recycled Paper Cross allows you to make a meaningful and budget-friendly decoration. Use this easy cross craft as a piece of home décor, make it with your kids, or create a last-minute for your display at church. Recycled paper craft ideas always make a stunning addition to any of your holiday décor. This idea could easily be combined with other religious Easter craft ideas for a Sunday school lesson.

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Primary TechniquePaper Crafts



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  • Paper mache cross base
  • Decoupage
  • Recycled papers – magazine, newpaper, old book pages
  • Sand paper
  • Foam brush
  • Scissors
  • Paint or ink (optional)


  1. Pre-paint your cross if you want.
  2. Decoupage your papers onto the cross itself – let it dry.
  3. Once dry, trim the extra paper hanging over the edges.
  4. Use sand paper to clean up the edges.
  5. Add ink to the edges if you would like.


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The directions are a little sparse here. Are we covering the front and back of the cross? What is left that will need to be trimmed? Is it necessary to use the sand paper to "clean up the edges"? I recently views a project using the similar materials but none of these directions were included. Any one complete this project yet?

What better way to end a vacation bible school session than to create a cross that each person can personalize. The idea is simple but can easily be adapted to have each person create something that speaks to themselves. Cost effective also.

This is beautiful!

Where are the instructions?

Hi there! You can find the instructions to this tutorial by clicking the green words: "Click here for the full project". Happy crafting, Editor, JLH

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OMG this is just gorgeous!!!!!!


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