Friday, December 16, 2011

Calico Angels

In addition to crafting at home, we've enjoyed some fabulous crafty activities at the school we are registered with during their extra curricular days.

These cute little Calico Angels look adorable on the tree. I really wanted to share how to put them together, I think you could easily work it out by the finished image though.

I did consider pulling them apart completely to photograph, however I decided to only partially do that.

Materials List:
2.5cm Styrofoam Ball
Calico cut in a circle approx 30cm across
Gold & Silver Paint
Gold & Silver Glitter
Star Stamps
Silver Pipe Cleaners
Silver Curling Ribbon
Gold, Scrunchy Paper
Fine Point Marker
Pinking Shears

Cut the circle of calico with pinking shears and use the gold and silver paint to stamp around the edge, sprinkle with glitter. Allow to dry.

Place the styrofoam ball in the centre of the calico and gather at base of ball. Loop a piece of silver curling ribbon, which will be used to hang the angel on the tree. Attach it to the back of the angel with string used to tie off the calico at the base of the styrofoam ball.

Glue silver pipe cleaner around the top of Angel's head and draw on her eye's and mouth (see the first image).

Cut the glittery gold paper into a strip approximately 7cms wide and 30cms long. Twist in the middle to make wings. Wrap silver pipe cleaner around base of ball (head) holding wings in place, wrap and twist the pipe cleaner twice around.

Shape the ends of the pipe cleaner to make little arms for the angel.

Hang her on your tree. These are so simple and sweet.

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Nicole {tired, need sleep} said...

Beautiful, Kylie. :) I'm putting this on our list for next week. Such a sweet little angel - much better than the stiff cardstock one I had planned to make.

P.S. I had every intention of doing all sorts of Christmas activities and linking them up to your linkies this Advent, but the flu has been in our home for the past 2 1/2 weeks and pretty much NOTHING has gone as planned. :) Still love seeing all you are doing!

Natalie PlanetSmarty said...

Very cute craft indeed!

Jenny said...

Those are cute!

Sugarplum Creations Blog said...

Oh my, these are adorable! I think we may have to try them! Thank you so much for linking up!!!

Beth ( said...

Beautiful!! What a fun craft! Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Merry Christmas,
Beth =-)

Carrie said...

So adorable! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

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