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How to Make a Book Angel

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I saw some book angels at a craft show years ago, and I filed the idea away in the back of my mind for a some day project. I thought it should be pretty easy to figure out how to make one.
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So when I found a book that I wanted to use at a thrift store I decided to give it a try. The first thing to do is to remove the dust jacket from the hard cover book. This book had about 200 pages (400 numbered pages).
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Fold the back 25 pages (50 numbered pages) from the bottom corner up into the spine of the book. This is the right angel wing.
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Fold the front 25 pages (50 numbered pages) from the bottom corner up into the spine of the book. This makes the left angel wing. (You'll notice that I did the first few pages wrong, but it was an easy fix.)
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Fold all the remaining pages towards the back of the book from the top corner down into the spine. This makes the dress of the angel.
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When all pages are folded it should look something like the above. I love how the text makes the pattern on her dress.
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I marked the shape of the angel wings on both sides of the inside book cover with a pencil and filled those spaces in with a black Sharpie.
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I like the black because it gives the wings much more definition. I also coloured all the edges of the book cover black as well.
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I used a styrofoam ball from my stash. I painted it with a flesh colour craft paint, but it looked too orange to me. So I decided to cover it with a piece of a nylon stocking. I just tied a knot at the bottom of the ball.
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I added some curly hair with my glue gun. Then I glued the head in place with the excess nylon being glued to the back of the book. Then I added three layers of a white lace ribbon, a gold ribbon bow, and a sweet little red rose. Her halo is made from a string of small white beads. The lace is glued to the edges of the book spine not to the pages.
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And that's it. She's all done. The finished size will depend on the book size. My angel is about 8" tall and 12" wide.

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