I needed some inexpensive, but thoughtful gifts for a number of people who have been helping me with my small business this year. I was able to pick up packs of Christmas towels and matching hot pads for $5. Each pack makes two angels and you have an oven mitt left over. Makes a nice teacher gift for a lady.
Time To Make: About 10 minutes. Level Of Difficulty: Easy enough for a grade schooler. Cost: $2.50
1 tea towel
1 dish cloth
1 square hot pad
Optional: holly sprig, wired tinsel, gift bag, fiberfill
For body and head, fold tea towel into thirds lengthwise. Fold in half again lengthwise. Now fold in the opposite direction. (Refer to photo of finished project).
Tie a ribbon about 3 inches down from fold to make angel's head.
For arms, fold dish cloth in thirds. Roll up and tie ends with ribbon about an inch from each end.
For wings, bunch hot pad up tightly in the middle. Tie with ribbon.
Tie arms to body. Tie wings to the back of the project as shown.
Optional: you may tie the hands together "in prayer" with a holly sprig. Also a halo of wired tinsel, etc. may be placed on her head.
You may present her in "clouds" by placing her in a small gift bag and placing fiberfill in the top of the bag instead of tissue paper.
By Cindy from Waynesburg, PA
Editor's Note: Although these are made in Christmas patterns, these could be made with other styles of towels and hot pads for anytime of year.
RE The Editor's Note: I absolutely agree! I sent this in during the Christmas holidays, but was thinking how cute it would be for bridal showers. You could use them as prizes for games. Make them in the wedding colors, of course! You can use wash cloths and hand towels. Use the wash cloths for the arms and the wings. Cindy