Countdown to Christmas Holiday How-Tos

DIY Guardian Angel Mobile
Materials:
  • Cardstock
  • 14" embroidery hoop
  • 6" embroidery hoop
  • Twine
  • Various sizes of wooden beads
  • Flat jewelry wire
  • Brads
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Scotch tape
  • Handsaw
  • Sandpaper
  • Scissors

Instructions:
1. Take your 6” embroidery hoop and trace the interior edge. Trace a circle for each angel you want to create.


2. Cut the circles out, then cut them in half.


3. Take one of the half circles and bend it in half without creasing and tape the straight edges together to create the back seam of an odd cone shape.


4. Cut the tip of the cone off, making a small opening at the top.


5. Glue the remaining half circle to your cone with the straight edge perpendicular to the back seam of your cone. Now your angel has wings!


6. Feed a long strand of twine through the hole at the top of the body and glue the twine in place at the front of the cone.


7. Feed a wooden bead on to the strand from the top to give your angel a head. Place a drop of glue to secure in place.


8. Create your halo and feed onto your strand from the top and secure onto the angel’s head with a dab of hot glue.


9. Feed a large wooden bead onto the bottom end of the strand and tie a knot underneath to secure.
a. *You may have to add beads to help with the weighting so don’t secure any of the wooden beads until finished. *


10. Repeat steps 3-8 until you have completed all of your strands for hanging.


11. Separate the inner hoop from each embroidery hoop and cut them in half, creating perfect arches.


12. Lightly sand the edges of your cuts.


13. Tie long strands of twine around the center of each arch.


14. Glue the top of one of the strands to the bottom of one end of the large arch.


15. Glue the remaining two strands the bottom of both ends of your smaller arch.
*Gluing these on at different lengths will create more movement. *


16. Wrap the bottom edges in twin to hide where you attached your strands.


17. Hang and add any wooden beads needed to balance the weight and enjoy!


Get more information from the Episode >>