Why doe we celebrate Easter? Christians believe, according to Scripture, that Jesus came back to life, or was raised from the dead, three days after his death on the cross. As part of the Easter season, the death of Jesus Christ by crucifixion is commemorated on Good Friday, always the Friday just before Easter. Through his death, burial, and resurrection, Jesus paid the penalty for sin, thus purchasing for all who believe in him, eternal life in Christ Jesus.
Matthew 27:37-38 reads
37: And above His head they put up the charge against Him which read, “THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.” 38: At that time two robbers were crucified with Him, one on the right and one on the left.
I used this verse as the inspiration for my centerpiece. I like the Easter bunny, chocolate eggs, egg hunts and Easter Sunday dresses too. I just wanted to shift the focus this year. Having my oldest son in high school and my youngest in preschool, it makes you realize how fast time goes and how important it is to make a positive impact when they are with you.
I found every item used in this craft at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store. Jo-Ann’s is always my first stop because, I can find whatever I have a vision for..like this log planter. Perfect for my idea and exactly what I had in mind.
I spray painted it white for my table idea. I always like to think ahead too. I will definitely get use out of this white log for my Christmas table. I have so many ideas!
I found the three crosses in the wood craft aisle. I also found this amazing spray stain when I was looking for white spray paint.
I had never used a spray stain before but will definitely be using it again. It was easy to spray and gave a nice even stain without the mess of paintbrushes or sponges. It was the exact color I wanted too!
I filled the planter with flora foam. I set the middle piece of foam a little higher than the two outside pieces. I then just pushed my crosses into the foam.
Next, I filled the planter to cover the foam with dried Spanish moss from the floral department. I added some spring flowers into the planter and it is done. Easiest centerpiece ever!