Easter Cross Centerpiece

Posted by on March 12, 2015 in Crafts, Decor, Easter, Holidays | 18 comments

Here’s an easy to make, meaningful Easter Cross Centerpiece.  By displaying it in your home, it is  a daily reminder of what Easter is really about to your family and guests in your home.  Now, I’m not against bunnies (they’re so cute) or chicks, etc., but I do try to have some decorations that focus on the real meaning of Easter. This is a simple one to do.

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The Easter Cross Centerpiece is easily varied to whatever size glass cylinder you have. You just need to  get your hand down in it to arrange properly. My glass cylinder measured 9 1/2 inches high and 7 1/4 inches diameter. I found the wooden cross at Michael’s. It was the right size for this glass cylinder. Making a cross out of twigs or  small pieces of wood works, too, if you’re doing a smaller version.


Glass cylinder ( this could be rectangle, too)

Moss circle 8 inches in diameter (found at Michael’s)   Substitute any other moss or grass

Small white lily-like flowers

Bottle Cap

Wooden Cross – mine measured 8 x 4 1/2

Brown Acrylic Paint or stain

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The cross is something that kids can help to make. Let them paint or rub on the brown color. I didn’t want the cross to look so perfect so I rubbed the acrylic paint on it to make it look distressed.

Because I use this cylinder at for other arrangements, I didn’t want the cross to be permanently glued to the glass. Instead, I found a small lid and hot-glued the cross to the flat lid.  This would enable it to stand up.

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Make an “X” cut in the middle of the moss circle. Fit the bottom of the cross through the “x”.

Now the glass cylinder is 7 1/4 inches in diameter and the moss circle is 8 inches in diameter. I didn’t want to cut it down and liked that it bunched up in the middle and  made it look like a hill. It supported the cross as well.  Fit the moss with the cross into the cylinder.

It fit so nice and tight that I didn’t have to attach it in any way. When you have it arranged, place the small white flowers at the base of the cross.

That’s it! You’re ready to display your centerpiece in the middle of your Easter table with candles on either side or use as a coffee table display.

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Remember, Easter is about Jesus!

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have  eternal life.” John 3:16 NIV

“Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12 NIV


Have a Blessed Easter!


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  1. Phyllis, you were featured on Idea Box!! Thank you for sharing!

  2. I love this Easter cross you shared at my last Fabulous Friday Party! Hope to see you again this week!

  3. This is lovely and so simple. I love making and promoting things that spread the true meaning of Easter and not the secular meaning, although I do like the fun of that too. Thank you for linking up to Tips and Tricks. Hope to see you again this week.

  4. OH, This is just wonderful. I’m always trying to find ways to decorate for the true meaning of Easter and Christmas. This is a wonderful idea!! Thanks for sharing this on Idea Box! Hope you will come back next wee!

    • It is hard to find decorations that focus on the real meaning of Easter that don’t look “cheesy”! This is easy to do!

  5. Good Morning, Just popping back over to tell you that We’ll be featuring your Perfect centerpiece tonight at our What to do Weekends Party!! Feel free to come grab a feature button, after the party has started. 🙂
    Hugs and Blessings,
    Theresa @ Shoestring Ellegance

  6. Beautiful! I look for ways to celebrate the true meaning of Easter. Thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!

    • I’m always on the lookout for that, too! Thanks for stopping by!

  7. What a beautiful centerpiece! I’ll have to try to make this for my dining room table. Thanks so very much for sharing! Visiting you from the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop. 😉

    • It will look great on your Easter table! Thanks for visiting!

  8. This is so lovely. I love this! Thank you for inspiring me. I think I will make one myself this week. Found your lovely post at The Not Just Homemaking Party.

    • Wonderful! So glad you stopped by!

  9. This is such a simple and beautiful idea! I was wanting to come up with an idea that included the cross for a vignette in my entrance way. I was shopping yesterday at Michaels and only picked up some faux daffodils and a white ceramic bird on a pedestal. I just can’t get into the Easter eggs and chicks. Bunnies are cute but when you know the Person who died on that cross and why He died, I just can’t do the egg thing. I feel like it cheapens what He did. (I have nothing against Easter egg hunts by the way) So glad I found this. Have a blessed week! Visiting from The Dedicated House. Diane

    • I feel the same way. Thanks for stopping by. This is a quick and easy one to do. Have a blessed Easter season!

  10. Mary Rice Hopkins has wonderful songs for children.

    • Yes, I have a CD of them!

  11. Hi there! I came across from Creative Mondays! I love this idea, so beautiful and yes, getting across the true meaning of Easter- Christ!!!x

    • Thank you for stopping by! You evidently know the true meaning of Easter! Have a blessed Easter!


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