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Protea Christmas Angels

Protea Christmas Angels

Shirley Bovshow stops by to create Protea Christmas Angels for the holidays.
Materials
  • Protea plant - leaves removed, stem retained (up to 4 inches depending on doll size)
  • Seed pod or walnut shell
  • Dried flowers
  • Dried leaves (for wings)
  • Dried "leucospermum"
  • Ribbon
  • Embellishments
  • Hot glue
  • Paint


Instructions:


FOR THE DOLL BODY:
1. Bottom: the skirt is made from a protea plant with the leaves removed and stem left intact (up to 3 or 4 inches depending on the size of your doll.


2. Bodice: the vest is made from a seed pod that has been painted. You can use walnut shells or any seed shell that is the size you want.


3. Head: this is made in 3 parts: the head base is the flower, “leucospermum” (also from the proteas class). The face is made from an oval cut from the protea leaves and painted; the hair or crown is made from dried flowers.


4. All elements are hot glued to body.


FOR THE WINGS:
1. Glue prepared (dried/pressed) leaves to a sheet of translucent vellum.


2. Trim around leaf leaving a little vellum exposed (to prevent chipping).


3. Apply matte modpodge.


4. Swap.


5. Add pressed flowers, crystal or other embellishments.


6. Hot glue to angel body


FOR THE BASE:
1. Styrofoam “candlestick” base.


2. Add moss.


3. Insert a stem for supporting the angel (hot glue body to stem).


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