Sunday, January 30, 2011

Jute and a Clay Tag…And Congrats

A simple little project with a great big message…

cross 1

cross 2

Months ago, I found an old shutter on the side of the road and  took most of the slats out of it so I could use it as a ladder in my guest room.

I then had all kinds of the slats that I knew could be used as something.  These were perfect to make my jute covered cross.

I simply wound and wound the jute around each slat and then hot glued them together.  How easy is that!

I  learned from Laurie at Heaven's Walk how to make clay tags so I made a crown tag, stamped the words I AM, and then tea stained it a little to darken up the clay.

Now I have a sweet reminder of the cross that my Savoir died on.

Simple and easy project with big and bold statement!

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I want to thank each one of you for entering my giveaway.  I was very pleased at how many people came by and entered.  I love meeting new people and this gave me just that opportunity.

The winner of the giveaway is a brand new blogger.  Her name is Patricia and her blog is Grammy Goodwill.  Isn’t that a fun name?

Congratulations to you Grammy!!!

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18 comments:

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

I love this cross. I am a florist and make crosses w/flowers on them out of bark off of trees. Everyone loves them because they look like an old rugged cross. Thanks for sharing. ~~Sherry~~

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Clay tags... I'll have to check that out. I like the way your cross turned out! Love the jute twine!

Congrats to Patricia on the giveaway! Yay!

Happy Sunday, Amy!
~Michelle
xo

Mrs T said...

simple. sweet. reminder.
one we all NEED

Miss Gracie's House said...

I've had such a good time seeing your projects and pretties...LOVE your headboard...and the crown/cross combo...PERFECT!
Rene

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures/Treasured Moments said...

Beautiful cross. Congrats to your winner.

Blondie's Journal said...

Your cross and tag are just beautiful, Amy! I just love these little tags and all the ways they are being used. Congratulations to the lucky winner of your giveaway!

XO,
Jane

michelle said...

Congrats to the winner! Amy your cross is just beautiful. Perfect.

Laurie at Turner Farm said...

Love how you used those slats ~ Congrats to the winner!

Lisa said...

The cross is gorgeous! It is so rugged but elegant! I love those tags...I need to learn to make those....Thanks for sharing and congrats to "Granny" for her win!

Marilyn Holeman said...

Cool project. Thanks for sharing, Amy!

Heaven's Walk - said...

Oh Amy ~ what a wonderful way to use that tag. ♥ I just love it with that beautiful cross you made. What a strong, simple impact it makes.... :)

Congrats to Grammy for winning your great giveaway!

xoxo laurie

Mary said...

I love this....I will be trying to make one for myself...and maybe some to give away ! !

Becky C said...

Beautiful cross, and the clay tag turned out wonderfully! Nice way to reuse :) I love the way it looks together. Congratulations to Grammy!
Becky C

Robin said...

Very creative! Love it!

NanaDiana said...

What a great idea, Amy~ That would be a great project for a Sunday school class of older kids! LOVE IT! Congrats to Grammy too...will check out her blog tomorrow...off to bed for me now! Hugs-Diana

Debbie said...

I love it. I can't decide whether the cross or the tag is my favorite. I guess it's the two together.

And congrats to the winner. Such a cute name. I'm going to head over there and take a look around.

Marianne@Songbird said...

Yes YOU ARE! Wonderful, kind and talented. Great project, I love it when they have a bit of meaning too.

Debra@Common Ground said...

Oh Amy, I really love this. rustic and simple. The way the first cross was. The heart tag is just perfect!!!
xoxo,
Debra