Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The reason for the season.

Good Morning! I just wanted to update all of you and let you know what God has been doing in our ministry. With your support we are now housing over 50 men and 40 women for FREE! This year long discipleship program is changing more lives than we could ever imagine! Once Jesus starts to do the work that only he can do families start to be restored and the love of Christ can be spread!

With the funds we raise through our fundraising channels we have built new cabins, a class room, and more efficient business tools for our shop. The sole purpose of our ministry is to make Jesus known in this world through the broken people be cause of addiction. We want to help anyone we can!

Men's Program Contact: Aaron Miller: 318.699.1969

Women's Program Contact: Renee Morgan: 318.366.7777


Merry Christmas

Monday, June 15, 2015

Welcome to the Pool Sign

Good Morning!! Here is another tutorial on how to decorate our products! Today we will show you how to turn a 24'' Whale into a great addition to any backyard!!

 Whale Door Hanger

 What you will need:
1. 24" whale
2. blue and clear spray paint
3. sponge brush & small brush
4. black, turquoise and hot pink craft paint

  Step 1:
Spray paint the whale light blue. 

  Step 2:
Freehand chevron stripes on the whale.  It is super easy, just make sure that the tips align. 

 Step 3:
Highlight the chevron stripes with hot pink. 
  Step 4:
Next, paint 'Welcome to the Pool' or whatever you'd like in your own hand writing.  If you are unsure about it you can google a font that you like and use it as a guide as you paint.  

 Step 5:
Use a can of clear coat to put a shine and a protective finish on the whale. 

Monday, June 8, 2015

Starfish Decoration

Good Morning!! Here is a technique to decorate our Starfish Shape! The one shown is a 24'' Starfish!

What you will need:
1.     24” starfish
2.   orange spray paint
3.   Assorted craft paint
4.  Med. brush
5.   Clear spray paint

Step 1: 
Spray paint the starfish orange.

 Step 2:
Begin adding a small amount of each color with the paint brush.  Darkest to lightest.  Once all of the colors are on, swirl them together with your paintbrush.  Don't excessively do this or it will turn brown. 

Step 3:
Use a can of clear spray paint to add a protective finish and shine to the starfish.  

                                                                                      Step 4:
                                                                             Hang and Enjoy! 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

DIY "Cotton" Door Hanger!

With Spring here, and the weather changing it is time to change that old door hanger too! Here is our                24'' Cotton Door Hanger and tips on how to personalize it yourself!! Feel free to email us at support@build-a-cross.com for any questions or comment. You can also call us at 1.866.992.7677!!

 Step 1:

Paint  part of cotton white.  While you are painting it white dip your brush in a small amount of brown paint and then paint it onto the cotton. This gives it a more authentic look. 

 Step 2:
Paint the stem a dark brown color. 

 Step 3:
Outline the cotton in a light brown color. 

  Step 4:
Paint "Welcome" or "Welcome to the Whoever's" in black. 

 Step 5:
Outline the stem in white paint. 

Thanks for reading and look out for next week as we preview our trip to Canton Trade Days in Canton,Texas!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Customize Your Own Baseball Picture Frame!!

Good Morning! Now that Baseball season is here, we will show you how to decorate and personalize our Baseball Picture Frame. This would be a great craft project for any of you moms out there to showcase your son or daughters first baseball/softball game. Below are the items you will need to complete the art project and feel free to call us at 855.992.7677 or email us at support@build-a-cross.com is you have any questions!

FIY this picture frame DOES come with the BACK and GLASS!!!

 What you will need:
1. Ball/bat frame
2. white spray paint
3. black, red, and brown craft paint
4. small brush
5. Sharpie paint pen

 Step 1:
Spray paint the frame white. 

 Step 2:
Paint red baseball stripes onto the baseball. 

Step 3:
Write "Blank's 1st Game" or "Blank's 1st Home-run"

Step 4: 
Next paint the bats brown, you can add black if you want to add to some detail.

Step 5:
Next spray the frame with clear spray paint to give it a shine and protective finish. 

Have a great season and look out for future tips on how to customize  our wooden craft products!


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Spring Time and Door Hangers!

With spring fast approaching, and the urge to do something a little different than what your neighbors are doing, our door hanger ideas might be just the thing you need. Here for the next few weeks we will be sharing some of our favorite door hangers that we have come across with our products and the links for you to Do-It-Yourself

In my opinion, Mason Jar would be my first pick. Nothing says southern springtime to me more than a cool breeze and a mason jar full of sweet tea. Here is a great picture of our 24'' Mason Jar. You can also check out our Build-A-Cross Facebook Page for different painting ideas!

My other choice for springtime door hangers would have to be our Flip Flop. This picture was  sent by one of our wholesalers' Jessica M. This is our 24'' Flip Flop and is easy to paint. She painted the whole flip flop pink, and then she laid a wooden pattern on top to create the pattern that you see here.
You can visit our Build-A-Cross Twitter Page for more ways to paint our flip flops!

I will update this weekly with different ideas, news around our shop,  and the current happenings with our ministry Freedom Challenge!  Have a great week, and you can email us at support@build-a-cross.com or call us at 318.281.9071