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Making a Kitchen Angel

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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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November 22, 20107 found this helpful

Hang this sweet angel on your fridge. Make her using your favorite fabrics.

Approximate Time: 20 minutes

Supplies:

Instructions:

  1. 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.
  2. Fold the fabric over the end of the face cloth and stitch in place. Repeat on opposite side.
  3. 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.
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  5. 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.
  6. 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.
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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

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July 25, 2009

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.
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Approximate Time: About 1 hour (not including drying time)

Supplies:

Instructions:

  1. Draw two rounded triangle shapes (about 3 inches tall by 2.5 inches wide) onto muslin fabric, adding 1/4 inch seam allowance.
  2. Cut rounded feet and hands from felt (as shown in photo).
  3. Cut two arms from white felt (see photo).
  4. For head, paint wooden bead with flesh colored paint. Allow to dry.
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  6. 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.)
  7. Glue doll hair to top of head. Let glue dry.
  8. With right sides facing and raw edges aligned, stitch the two muslin body pieces together, leaving the top edge open for stuffing.
  9. Turn inside out and stuff with fiberfill.
  10. Wrap double length of thread around top, about 1/4 inch from cut edge. Tighten thread to gather top edge. Tie off.
  11. Using gold paint pen, write message on front of body piece.
  12. Glue head to top of body piece and allow to dry.
  13. Glue hands in place at bottom of each arm.
  14. Glue arms in place and glue feet at bottom of body piece.
  15. Glue heart or star button (or gold charm) between hands. Allow to dry.
  16. Glue ribbon rosette to front of body at neckline. Let dry.
  17. For wings, tie ribbon length in a bow. Glue bow to back of body close to the top.
  18. For halo, glue a ring of star garland or a gold earring hoop to top of head.
  19. 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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