After looking around for some inspiration to create my own, I came upon this one my friend Meeha had on her mantel last year. Isn't it adorable!
The materials and tools you'll need for one angel:
- Patterns right HERE.
- One - 1x6x15 piece of wood
- One - 1x3x8 piece of wood
- Two - ¼ x7x7 pieces of plywood
- Wood glue
- Acrylic paints
- Black and red pens
- 2 heart foam shapes
- 3 small star foam shapes
- 1 gold pipe cleaner
- 2 pieces metallic trim -7" each (optional)
- Burlap ribbon for hair
- A set of clamps
- Hot glue gun
Trace the body pattern onto the 1x6 piece of wood and cut it out using the jigsaw. I cut two shapes at the same time. Hmmm my boards were a bit too short, I got flat heads ;)
Do the same with the wings, using the plywood.
For the base, center the angel's shape lower side onto the 1x3 and trace around. Drill a hole so the jigsaw's blade can come in, and continue cutting along the lines with the jigsaw.
My husband was cleaning the garage, he knew I had to do these cuts, as a nice surprise he took matters into his own and went to town drilling holes on both boards :D
Glue the body onto the base, clamp it and let the glue dry. Prime and paint.
For the decorative painting you can use acrylic paints (I used face paints because I don't have all those colors in acrylics). For the face and hands use a very light pink, doing the contour with a darker pink. For the body use a very light yellow, doing the contour and arm lines with gold.
Once dry, you can trace the facial features using black and red pens.
Cut all the other remaining materials to fit.
Using the hot glue gun set them in place.
It looks like I gave them extra food :)
They look chunkier than my inspiration, but oh well, it's OK!
I'm happy with the end result, I love their hair, I found the decorative ribbons at T.J.Max just in case ;)
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