Christmas Angel

Vicki Rogers
by Vicki Rogers
Back in the 1960's my mom made two angels, and last year I wanted to try and recreate them, but never got around to it. This year I decided to rely on the fuzzy picture and my fuzzy memory and make my version of them.
I had a sturdy paper roll that deco mesh came on and a hanger. I cut off the hook, and part of the hanger for arms. I glued it on and let it dry over night.
I cut wings from cardboard, and I used a styrofoam ball for the head. I used wall texture on the head and both sides of the wings to give it a little update from yesteryear.
I used undiluted stay flo starch and thin flour sack kitchen towels, dipping them in the starch and wringing them out before draping them on the stand. I used pins in a few places until it was completely dry and stiff.
After it had dried and was stiff, I spray painted everything white. I used silver metallic paint and a stipple brush to add highlights.
I added cord to the head gluing just the top. I didn't want to glue down the sides, because I still had to glue on the wings and paint the hair with the silver paint. I also wanted to be able to move the hair where I wanted it later.
I glued on the halo, ribbon, and the sign. I spray painted it all with Krylon Glitter Shimmer, shimmering silver, and the sealer. The picture doesn't really show how sparkling it really is. I hope you enjoyed the angel tutorial, and I wish everyone a joyful holiday!
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  • Gloria Bennett Edwardson Gloria Bennett Edwardson on Dec 13, 2017
    Where did you find the hanger? Never seen one like it.

  • B Schader B Schader on Nov 13, 2021

    Can you find the supplies in the Dollar or Discount Stores & what's an Estimated Cost for the purchased supplies?

    Many Financially Restricted People Would Love the Opportunity to help their Families, Children, Grandchildren, Friend's or Neighbors Enjoy this Beautiful Angel!!

    I Absolutely Love your Beautiful & Inspirational Idea in Bringing Vintage & Heartfelt Memories BACK to our (lost) Modern Day LIFESTYLE's today!

    DREADS & ALL, it's INCLUSIVE of OLD TRADITIONS into Our DIVERSE Opportunities today!! God Bless You Sweetie 🙏 ❤

  • B Schader B Schader on Nov 13, 2021

    What is an Estimated Cost in Purchasable Supplies?

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  • Barbara Barbara on Nov 28, 2022

    I did a paper machete manger scene many years ago. It was a lot of work but fun. I had it for years until some mice moved into the attic over one summer. You have given me some mental energy to try this again. Yours is absolutely beautiful. It looks definitely high end!!!!!