Thursday, December 2, 2010
How to Make Angels out of Recycled Christmas Cards
Things You'll Need:
- 1 or 2 Christmas cards per angel
- Wooden beads
- Gold or silver pipe cleaners
- Circle template
- Decorative accessories
Fold one of the half circles into a cone shape, and glue it at the back. To make sure the glue holds, staple it or overlap the edges a bit.
Place the other half circle on a flat surface in front of you. Starting at the straight edge, fold it accordion style, as you would a paper fan. Make the pleats as large or small as you wish. Unfold and pinch it in the center. Glue the wings to the angel's back.
Use fine-tipped permanent markers to draw a face on the wooden bead.
Create hair from the yarn, then glue the hair to the top of the wooden bead. Glue the bead to the top of the cone, making sure the face is facing the front of the angel's skirt.
Make a halo from silver or gold pipecleaners and attach it to the angel's head.
Decorate her body with glitter, sequins or other accessories of your choice.
Add a loop of yarn to the back of the angel if you want to hang the angel from a tree.