GREAT LENT CRAFT KIT TUTORIAL: Veneration of the Holy Cross

THANK YOU for your interest in our Great Lent Craft Kit! We are very excited to be taking this Christ-centered creative journey together with you. Please scroll down for a tutorial on how to make this week’s craft and for additional teaching resources.

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This craft is a paper wreath to honor the Holy Cross, inspired by the Church celebration of the Feast of the Veneration of the Holy Cross.

You will need:

  • The relevant crafting templates, from our Great Lent Craft Kit.
  • Scissors and glue. Double-sided tape can be very handy but is not required.
  • A piece of ribbon, about 16 inches long.
  • The craft is designed to look pretty just as it is; however, if desired, it can be further embellished with additional materials of your choice, such as ribbons, buttons, mini-pompoms, sequins, etc.

Step 1

Cut out the template shapes. Fold the leaf shapes in half crosswise. On the top parts of the flowers, cut a slit along the dotted line.

Step 2

Make the top parts of the flowers by gluing each piece onto itself as shown.

Step 3

Position the leaves at the bottom part of the wreath by folding them around it and then gluing them to secure in place.

Step 4

Glue the large parts of the flowers onto the wreath, then glue the smaller parts on top of the large ones.

Step 5

Fold the ribbon in half and tape it to the back of the wreath.

Step 6

If you would like the scroll-type label to have a three-dimensional look, roll the edges around a pencil, one edge to one side and the other one to the opposite side.

Step 7

Glue the label onto the wreath.


The craft is designed to look pretty just as it is. However, if you wish, you can personalize it by further embellishing it with additional materials of your choice.


Teaching packet

Thank you for exploring our creations!

This tutorial is part of the GREAT LENT CRAFT KIT
by Orthodox Pebbles.