Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Angels Among Us!
This is an ornament I made many years ago. I made one for every child and parent for the tree that year, and actually I made some for friends and co-workers also. I am really surprised you do not see them much here in crafty blogland. They are really simple. I am not sure of the exact measurements because I made them in several sizes, but here goes my first tutorial. Ya'll bear with me now!
Things you will need:
Small styrofoam ball
8 inch circle of fabric--*not sure about the circumference, but you can play with it and see what size you like.
Lace- I used wide for the large Angels and small for the little Angels, again this depends on which size you choose to do.
raffita, straw, yarn-this is for the hair
Flowers, or any other embellishments--optional
I cut my fabric into a circle, then sewed the lace around the edge of the circle. Next, I glued the center of the circle to the styrofoam ball (only glued at the top of the ball). I draped the rest of the fabric tightly around the ball and secured it with a rubber band. Pull the skirt, so it lays smoothly. Glue the ribbon, flower whatever you decide on around the rubberband to hide it. Take a piece of the lace and make several loops with it. Pinch the middle, and wrap with thread to secure the pinch. Make a loop with some of the left over ribbon so you can hang her. Gluethe loop and the wings to the back of the Angel at the neck or right below. You can put something over the string to cover if you like. Take the straw and make the hair. I hot glued it to the head, and WHA LA---you have an ANGEL.
Take care. Be safe, happy, healthy. Hug those you love. Smile and laugh! Pray for our soldiers, our nation, and our nation's leaders. Help someone who needs it, it will make your heart feel so good! God Bless Ya'll!!!!!