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Craft Project: Ribbon Angel

This darling little angel will be admired by everyone. Fun and inexpensive to make this angel will capture your heart. A wonderful gift for nursing staff members who are often called "Angels" in a hospital or Rehab center. Tie it on a package for a special person to let them know you care. Hang it on your Christmas tree for a beautiful decoration.

Approximate Time: 20 minutes

Supplies:

  • 3 inch printed wire ribbon
  • 1 large wooden bead with face painted on it
  • 1 inch gold ribbon
  • silver chenille stick
  • red chenille stick
  • floral wire or twisty tie
  • hot glue gun and glue
  • scissors
  • ruler
  • 6 inches of small ribbon to hang the angel with
  • toothpick or other sharp object

Instructions:

Cut the 3 inch ribbon to 5 inches long pieces. Grasp both ends of the wire at the top and hold one end while pulling the other end to make a gather. Gather until the whole piece is gathered tightly at the top.

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Straighten out the bottom of the ribbon to make a dress. Tie off with the wire and thread on a large bead for the head. Bring the wire around to the back of the head and wrap it around the neck part.

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Take the 1 inch ribbon and cut it to 4 inches. Gather these at the middle and tie them off with floral wire or a twisty tie. Use the wire to attach the ribbon to the back of the angel where the wings should go.

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Wrap the excess around the neck of the angel so it doesn't show.

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Cut a 2 and a half piece of the silver chenille stick and make a small halo for the top of the angel head. Dab a bit of hot glue in the front and back and stick the halo in place on the head.

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Form the arms with a red chenille stick by folding it in half and twisting it around the angel's neck and back to the front to form the hands.

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At the top of the head add a dab of glue. Fold the 6 inches of red ribbon in half and push the ends into the head of the angel. You will use this to hang it by.

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Voila! You have a very pretty Mystical Angel ready to adorn your tree or your package.

By Gem from VA

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Craft: Lace Angel

These darling angels make wonderful Christmas gifts for anyone on your list. Choose ways to personalize them with special embellishments that the person on your gift list will enjoy. These can be made as ornaments or as brooches. They are so versatile that personalizing them is also fun.

Approximate Time: 10 minutes each

Supplies:

  • 18 inches of lace (2 inches wide)
  • thread and needle
  • 1 wooden head with face
  • 1 chenille stick
  • hot glue and glue gun
  • 6 inches cording or ribbon to hang it
  • appliques, flowers, or other embellishments
  • 1- 1 inch pin back (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Cut lace to length.
  2. Section of lace for project.

  3. Take the needle and thread and make a running stitch on one edge of the lace. When you get to the end of your lace pull it tight and tie a knot in it.
  4. Lace after gathering with running stitch.

  5. Take the chenille stick and form a circle for the halo.
  6. Attaching chenille halo to bead head.

  7. Place the end of the chenille stick halo into the bead head. Secure with one drop of hot glue at the top. Snip off the chenille stick about 1 inch from where it leaves the head and stick it into the center of the gathered lace. Give it a little twist so it is secure.
  8. View of bead head with facial features and halo.

  9. Take the remaining piece of chenille and form the angel wings. Use hot glue to attach it to the back.
  10. Silver chenille wings.

  11. Take the cording and make a knot at the bottom. Trim if necessary.
  12. Green cord hanger.

  13. Secure it to the back of the angel's head with a drop of hot glue. Take your embellishments and add them to your angel. You can choose appliques, small flowers, or anything that appeals to you. (If you want a brooch just add a one inch pin back to the back of the angel using hot glue to hold in place and omit the ribbon for hanging.)
  14. Finished angel.

    By Gem from VA

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