Put On Your Crafty-Pants: Wrench Wall-Hanging Cross

My dad and Tony’s dad both love their tools. They have every tool under the sun and their garages are basically like hardware stores. So, what do you get a guy like that for Christmas?

As I searched for ideas, I came across this cool wall-hanging cross made of wrenches on Hobby Lobby’s website.

It was too perfect! I went straight to the store and searched for over an hour with no luck. Now, I suppose I could’ve just ordered the crosses online, but Tony suggested that I could just make some myself instead. Challenge accepted!

Tony and I headed out to a local pawn shop to find some weathered wrenches, and I got to work!

What you’ll need:

•two wrenches, one a bit smaller than the other (I had four since I was making two crosses)
•a hot glue gun
•glue sticks for the glue gun
•a scissors

Plug in the hot glue gun and let it warm up.

Lay the large wrench backside-down (so you are gluing the side that will be facing out when hung on a wall. Add a dab of hot glue about a fourth of the way down from the top of the large wrench.

Stick the smaller wrench onto the glue so it forms a cross. Let it sit and dry for a couple minutes.

Gently flip the cross over and add another dab of hot glue to the back of the large wrench.

Stick the cut end of a piece of twine into the hot glue.

Then quickly start wrapping the twine around the four corners where the wrenches meet.

There is no wrong way to wrap this. I just tried going from an upper corner to the opposite lower corner. Then when you are ready to switch to the opposite corners, make the change in the BACK of the cross so it isn’t visible from the front.

Once you are finished wrapping, add another dab of hot glue to the back of the twine, cut the twine, and secure the cut end to the cross.

Let it dry and enjoy!!


  1. Susie says:

    Hi Anna, happy new year!
    This project came out great. I’m curious if you ended up saving money or if you broke even. Either way, you can’t put a price on crafting fun!

    • Anna says:

      Hi Susie! I actually SAVED money! We got a killer deal on the wrenches at a pawn shop and I already had everything else, so it was a big score 😀 Happy New Year!

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