Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Crown of thorns tutorial

1. Collect or buy long sticks and soak them in hot water for 30 minutes for easier bending/breaking. I soaked mine in the bathtub and they hardly softened, but it helped a little. 
2. Tie them together in circles and overlapping each other. 
3. Arrange them as desired and tie them again to each other where needed. 
4. Use toothpicks or break off the ends of skewers, like I did. 
5. Paint them. I "mass painted" mine in a cup: rubbed them around in paint, then laid them out on a paper towel to dry. 
6. Arrange the toothpicks in your crown. It helps to have a plate underneath so you can move the crown afterwards. 
7. Admire your work of art! We are using ours this Lent as a sacrifice crown: we take out a thorn every time we consciously make a sacrifice, thinking of Christ. 

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