Beautiful, Large Angel Wings...make Them for Next to Nothing!

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Aren't these angel wings beautiful?! You won't believe what they are made out of! I wanted a pair of these and I knew cutting out a zillion little wood pieces would be crazy,.... and I didn't want to spend a fortune!
  • beautiful large angel wings make them for next to nothing, christmas decorations, crafts
The first step in making my own pair was to get some strong cardboard. I used an appliance box. By using this, the cardboard was stronger and big enough for a project of this size.
  • beautiful large angel wings make them for next to nothing, christmas decorations, crafts
Hand drawing the wings on paper is the hardest part. Fold the paper in half so your wings mirror each other. Then use them to trace all the cardboard pieces you will need.
  • beautiful large angel wings make them for next to nothing, christmas decorations, crafts
Once the cardboard wings are glued together, it's time to paper mache them! You can google paper mache recipes if you're unsure of how to make it. After that step is complete, you can paint the wings. You can use any paint. The one I used it shown in the picture above.
  • beautiful large angel wings make them for next to nothing, christmas decorations, crafts
At this point, your wings should start to look somewhat like the picture above, and you can start to see all your hard work pay off. To finish up, use some wood sheen to go over the wings. It's up to you how much you use, although I suggest using more around all of the edges. I think the wood sheen makes all the difference.
  • beautiful large angel wings make them for next to nothing, christmas decorations, crafts
I'll be honest, making these wings takes some time, but you can make them for around $10! Which is incredible for such a big, beautiful piece of art!

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