Jesse Eells from Hope Community Church in Manitowoc, Wisconsin brings us this cross wrapped in thorns.
They used two different diameters of noodles. The thicker of the two (3 1/4″ diameter) were used to run up the center of the cross and the thiner (2 1/2″ diameter) were used for the other two strands of thorns. They notched the ends of the noodles and attached them with contact cement along with tape until they were dry. Then they wrapped the cross with the long noodle pieces and and used a heat gun to help form them so they would hold their shape.
They marked where the thorns would be attached, took pictures to document for reassembly, numbered them so they would remember the correct order for reassembly and then dismantled the piece. They cut the thorns out of the same noodle diameter with a band saw, shaped them with a hot knife and then finished them with a heat gun. The heat gun really worked well to create a smooth surface. They attached each of the thorns with a piece of wire and caulk (pl300). Then they painted them.
Once they were dry they reassembled the thorns around the cross using their pics as a reference.
The whole project cost about $60 in material.