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Maria Provenzano is showing us how to make beautiful and timeless Wooden Angels.
DIY Wooden Angel
Level:
Beginner
How-To:
Christmas Decor
Seasonal Event:
Christmas

MATERIALS:

Birchwood ribbon
Paper mache cone
2” wooden ball
Flat jewelry wire
Wire snips
Jewelry pliers
Feather boa or feathers in white
Foam core or cardboard
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
X-acto knife
Scissors

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Cut the point off of the cone, about 2” off the top.
  2. Measure out a length of birch ribbon that will cover the cone from top to bottom. Cut enough lengths to cover the cone all the way around when attached vertically.
  3. Dress the angel in birchwood ribbon. Apply hot glue to the back of the length of ribbon then press and hold to form it to the cone until adhered completely. Repeat with each length until the entire cone is covered. The front of your angel will be the side where the birch ribbon is on top and not obstructed by any other layers.
  4. Create the base for the wings. Draw or print a connected pair of angel wings. Trace onto foam core or cardboard and cut out.
  5. Attach the feathers to the wing base. Use hot glue to adhere the feathers on in a downward direction.
  6. Add the halo to the head of the angel, cut a length of flat jewelry wire and form it into a circle. Use hot glue to secure the ends together. Glue the halo onto the top of the wooden ball.
  7. Glue the head of the angel on, apply a generous amount of hot glue to the bottom of the ball and hold in place on the top of the cone until secure.
  8. Decide what height the wings look good at and use glue to attach.
  9. Repeat steps 1-8 to create as many angels as desired.
  10. Arrange the angels into your décor and enjoy!

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