Brian Tetter from Frederick Christian Fellowship Church in Frederick, MD brings us this cross and thorny crown combination.
He saw the “Beautiful Thorns” and “Crowing Achievement” designs on CSDI and wanted something like that for Easter. He ordered online pool noodles (10 regular sized, 9 extra large 4″ dia, and about 20 regular sized, solid without a hole). He made 2 rings of each the large and small, connecting them with wood dowels. Brian carved them with a hot knife – 12″ to 18″ pieces of the solid noodles for the thorns.
The thorns were glued in a notch (cut with the hot knife) with gorilla glue. He used a couple cans of great stuff to add texture and help hold the rings together, and painted with several coats of different colors of brown paint. The cross was 3 layers of 2″ foamboard with the top layer chiseled up to make it rough and then painted brown with a black glaze. The fabric they had from a previous set. The cost was about $180 for the noodles and $100 for the foam plus glue and paint which he had on hand.