Creating crafts at Christmas time is a simple way to reduce your amount of consumption during the holidays, reuse old materials and decorate your house or Christmas tree. Making an angel is a suitable ornament that you can use each year, either hanging on your Christmas tree or as an alternative to the star most commonly seen on the tree top. Such a craft is also an appropriate homemade Christmas gift for friends, family or neighbours.
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Things you need
- Craft wire
- 50 cm (20 inches) of lace, 10 cm (4 inches) wide
- Wooden clothes peg
- 25 cm (10 inches) of lace, 2.5 cm (1 inch) wide
- Craft hair
- Hot glue gun
- Gold cord
- Gold or white felt
- Fine-tipped markers
- Metal hook
Cut a piece of craft wire so that it is 5 cm (2 inches) long. Gather the 50 cm (20 inches) of lace onto the wire, by poking the wire in and out of the top edge of the lace. This will be the dress of your angel.
Turn the clothes peg so that the round piece or "head" of the clothes peg is facing upwards. Wrap the lace-covered wire slightly below the "neck" of the clothes peg, that is the indentation just below the head. Twist the wire in place to hold it. Cut away any excess wire.
Gather your 25 cm (10 inch) piece of lace on a 5 cm (2 inch) piece of wire. Poke the wire in and out of the top of the lace. Wrap the lace-covered wire around the "neck" of the clothes peg. This is the collar of the angel.
Trim craft hair to the length you desire and glue it on top of the angel's head. Cut 2.5 cm (1 inch) of gold cord and hot glue it to the top the angel's hair in a circle formation for the halo.
Cut angel's wings out of a piece of white or gold felt. Glue them to the back of the angel. You can draw a face on your angel, using very fine-tipped markers, or just leave it blank. Carefully perch your angle on the top of your tree or attach a metal hook to the back of the angel to hang it from the tree.
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