So my challenge was to figure out a way to turn these little spoons into little angels...
Materials for Creating the Angel Ornament
For this Christmas Angel Ornament you will need:
- mini plastic spoons (from wedding section of Dollar Tree)
- piece of thin cotton fabric
- crocheted ribbon (I found mine at Target)
- holly picks (Hobby Lobby)
- twine (Dollar Tree)
- evergreen sticks (Hobby Lobby)(for hanging ornament)
- glue gun and glue sticks
- good pair of scissors (for cutting fabric)
Step 1: Cut Pieces down to SizeThe fabric which will become the rag dress should be about 4 1/2 inches by 6 1/2 inches. The lace ribbon should be about 5 1/4 inches long. And the twine for the halo should be about 4 1/2 inches.
Step 2: Adding the Rag DressTo create the dress, simply cut a piece of cotton fabric about 4 1/2 inches by 6 1/2 inches.
Fold it in half lengthwise. With a good pair of fabric scissors, cut 1/4 inch wide strips a little bit more than halfway up the doubled fabric.
Now fold the uncut top part over as in the picture above. Roll the folded piece around the neck of the spoon. Don't glue yet.
Step 3: Adding the HollyFan out the holly so that the leaf in the front is in the middle and the others are even on each side. I cut off one of the berries with a pair of strong scissors. (It just didn't look good with two berries... trust me! ;o)
Next bend the wire of the holly pick over to its back as in the photo above. You will use the stem of the pick to insert into the top of the dress. (You may need to loosen the fabric so that the stem will ft down the top part of it). At this point you can add a dab of hot glue to the rag dress so that it doesn't unravel and holds the holly in place. (Be careful not to glue the dress to the spoon yet). Turn the open end of the fabric to the back so that it is not visible.
Step 4: Adding the WingsTie your piece of 5 1/4 inch crocheted ribbon at the base of the spoon as though it was a scarf. Tighten as hard as you can.
Once it has been tied, you can cut the bottom outside edges at a curve, so that they more resemble wings.
At this point you can go ahead and hot glue all the pieces in place from the back.
Step 5: Adding the Halo and HangerPinch the ends of your 4 1/2 inch piece of twine together and adhere to the back of the spoon so that it sits just above the "head" of the angel.
I decided to use the evergreen stick to hang the angel on the tree as it helped the lace "wings" to stay in place and stay straight. And it made the angel seem as though it was floating on the tree...
If you would like to see another Dollar Store Angel Ornament that I made last year... you can find the link HERE
Make sure to check out the links below for more great ornament ideas...
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