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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Mom will make a point of glancing at the fridge to remember that her child/children aren't always angels, but sometimes they come pretty close.
Approximate Time: Less than 30 minutes
- 5 inch paper doily
- spring action clothespin
- hot glue gun and glue sticks
- magnetic tape, 1 1/2 inches long
- silver chenille stem
- 5x12 inch piece of aluminum foil
Fold the doily in half and then in half again to form a cone shape. Cut a head out of a photo and glue it onto the point of the doily. Fold the foil in half and cut a 3 inch circle using pinking shears or decorative scissors. Fold the circle in half and glue onto the back of the clothespin's top to form the wings. Twist one end of the chenille stem into a loop to form a halo. Trim the chenille stem leaving about a half inch stem to glue to the back of the photo.
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Point the clothespin closed-side down. Glue the angel onto the top prong. Glue magnetic tape onto the back of the clothespin. Clip bland paper to the clothespin mouth beneath the skirt for holding messages.
By Mom of 1 from Wilkesboro, NC
Craft Project: Kitchen Angel
Hey, this is a nice craft. I'm going to try it when my mom gets home so she can help me. (04/29/2008)