Tuesday, November 18, 2014

DIY White Feathered Angel Ornament

       I crafted this silver and white angel from a single porcelain head, one pipe cleaner and a fistful of white downy feathers. She would look marvelous on a Victorian tree!
Supply List:
  • white feathers
  • silver beaded thread
  • silver tinsel ruffle
  • silver gems
  • silver wired ribbon
  • silver cross charm
  • small porcelain doll head/breastplate
  • one white chenille stem
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun
  • toothpicks
Step-by-Step Instructions:
  1. Cut the chenille stem in half.
  2. Position the pipe cleaner or chenille stem in the center of the wired ribbon. Then wrap the stem while hot gluing the edges of the ribbon into shape. I did not use the full length of this ribbon to wrap my stem; I only used approximately 1/3 of the ribbon. See picture below.
  3. Now bend the covered stem in half and hot glue this up inside the breastplate of the doll. There should still be plenty of room left there for you to hot glue the feathers and silver tinsel.
  4. Hot glue the silver beaded thread around the outside of the angel's breastplate. (shown below)
  5. Hot glue multiple white feathers stacked on top of one another then hot glue the silver tinsel on top of the feathers.
  6. Hot glue the stack of feathers and tinsel to the inside cavity of the porcelain doll's breastplate just beneath the chenille stem arms.
  7. Bend the arms to the front and hot glue a small charm between the angel's hands; I chose a silver cross.
  8. Finally hot glue a selection of shorter white feathers to her backside; stacking and gluing until you are satisfied with the results. It's that easy!
  9. Hot glue the silver beaded thread on top of her head to make a halo. Use the tip of a toothpick to clean away excess glue while you are working. This will greatly improve the quality of the angel's appearance.
Position the pipe cleaner or chenille stem in the center of the wired ribbon.
 Then wrap the stem while hot gluing the edges of the ribbon into shape.
 I did not use the full length of this ribbon to wrap my stem; I only used
approximately 1/3 of the ribbon.
Left, you can see that I have wrapped and hot glued some tiny silver beads around the outside
 of the breast plate of my angel. Left, here I have hot glued the ribbon wrapped chenille stem
 to the inside shell of my porcelain doll's breast plate.
An angel crafted almost entirely with white feathers.
The angel's backside.
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