Making a Kitchen Angel
There are a variety of ways to fashion an angel using dish towels and kitchen utensils. This guide is about making a kitchen angel
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Hang this sweet angel on your fridge. Make her using your favorite fabrics.
Approximate Time: 20 minutes
- 1 lightweight face cloth
- thin and fancy ribbon
- wire edged ribbon, 1-2 inch wide
- 2 small elastics
- 2 pieces fabric cut to fit each edge of cloth
- 1 flower
- heavy duty magnet disc
- hot glue
- Choose a fabric you like that matches the color face cloth you are using. Cut 2 pieces so they can be sewn over opposite edges of face cloth.
- Fold the fabric over the end of the face cloth and stitch in place. Repeat on opposite side.
- Fold like an accordion with the fabric edges out. Fold over the cloth and secure a head shape using an elastic leaving about 2 inches for the head. Take a piece of fancy ribbon and tie a bow around her neck covering the elastic.
- Secure another elastic around her waist about 2 inches down from the neck. Take 2 pieces of thin ribbon and tie around the waist over the elastic. Let the ends hang down. Hot glue a flower at her waist.
- Shape the wire edged ribbon into a bow resembling wings (see pic). Hot glue to her back then hot glue a magnet to the wings. You may need to attach a second magnet further down her dress if she is too heavy.
Hang on fridge.
If giving as a gift you can attach a small card with a piece of matching ribbon that reads:
"An Angel in the kitchen
Watching over the stew
Blesses your cooking
And all that you do"
By Myst from Muncie, IN
This heavenly kitchen angel makes a nice little gift for family and friends. I have made several of these and they were a big hit. You could also make several to adorn your tree at Christmas or use to adorn packages.
Approximate Time: About 1 hour (not including drying time)
- scrap piece of muslin fabric
- scrap piece of flesh colored felt and white felt
- 1 inch diameter wooden bead
- flesh colored acrylic paint
- fine tip permanent black marker
- doll hair
- craft glue
- white thread and needle
- fiberfill stuffing
- gold paint pen
- gold star or heart buttons or charms
- ribbon rosettes
- 18 inch length of 1 1/2 inch wide ribbon
- gold star garland or gold hoop earring, for halo
- gold metallic thread, for hanger
- Draw two rounded triangle shapes (about 3 inches tall by 2.5 inches wide) onto muslin fabric, adding 1/4 inch seam allowance.
- Cut rounded feet and hands from felt (as shown in photo).
- Cut two arms from white felt (see photo).
- For head, paint wooden bead with flesh colored paint. Allow to dry.
- Using black marker and referring to photo, draw facial features. (I used a little blush on a cotton swab to make her some rosy cheeks.)
- Glue doll hair to top of head. Let glue dry.
- With right sides facing and raw edges aligned, stitch the two muslin body pieces together, leaving the top edge open for stuffing.
- Turn inside out and stuff with fiberfill.
- Wrap double length of thread around top, about 1/4 inch from cut edge. Tighten thread to gather top edge. Tie off.
- Using gold paint pen, write message on front of body piece.
- Glue head to top of body piece and allow to dry.
- Glue hands in place at bottom of each arm.
- Glue arms in place and glue feet at bottom of body piece.
- Glue heart or star button (or gold charm) between hands. Allow to dry.
- Glue ribbon rosette to front of body at neckline. Let dry.
- For wings, tie ribbon length in a bow. Glue bow to back of body close to the top.
- For halo, glue a ring of star garland or a gold earring hoop to top of head.
- For a hanger, cut gold thread into 7-inch length and knot ends. Glue knotted ends of thread to back of angel head. Allow to dry.
By Rachel's Mom from Wilkesboro, NC
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