|A gold trimmed and painted Popsicle Stick Angel ornament from the 1950s.|
I believe this Popsicle Stick Angel ornament was handmade in the 1950s. All you need are a few simple craft supplies to make one similar to the one depicted here. She does, however, have a cotton batting head that could just as easily be substituted for a wooden bead if you would prefer.
- three large Popsicle sticks
- tacky white glue
- a large wooden bead or a cotton batting bead for the head of the angel
- permanent markers (black and red)
- gold trims and braids
- gold sequin stars
- white and skin colored acrylic paint and a paint brush
- gold cord for hanger
- an Exacto knife or very sharp scissors
- hot glue and hot glue gun or tacky white glue
- Cut one of the Popsicle sticks in half using the Exacto knife or sharp scissors. Do so with a diagonal cut so that the two pieces will resemble the simply shaped wings of the angel ornament shown above.
- Paint the Three sticks white on all sides and edges. Let these dry.
- Paint the head of the angel a flesh color of any variety that pleases you.
- Draw in the facial features using the permanent markers.
- Using a hot glue gun or tacky white glue, glue the gold cord for hanging your angel ornament to the very top of her head.
- Now glue around this gold cord a gold braid trim to cover the center hanging cord and the top of the angel's head. This should mimic a cap.
- Next take each wing cut from a Popsicle stick and mount these two with glue onto one of the Popsicle sticks, see the picture above to copy.
- Now glue the third remaining stick on top of the two wings so that the angel's wings are sandwiched between the two uncut sticks.
- Decorate the finished Popsicle body with gold trims, sequins, beads etc...
- Hot glue the head to the top half of the finished body and then glue a piece of gold trim between the shoulders and head to emphasize a fancy collar for the angel.