|This elegant Victorian angel ornament is made with a lovely golden tassel and cotton batting wings. Tassels were often used on ornaments during the Victorian Era.|
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- prefabricated porcelain doll head with shoulders
- gold tassel
- short white feathers
- white cotton balls
- two ribbon types, wired edges
- hot glue gun
- white school glue
- tiny embellishments: flowers, gems etc...
- white chenille stem
- white or gold glitter
|See how snug and finished the tassel skirted angel looks?|
This is because all of the hot glue is hidden inside of the
doll's breast plate. Now all I need to do is wrap the out-
side of her bodice with a gold ribbon.
- Cut one chenille stem in half and wrap each end with a bit of cotton batting; these will be the "hands" of the angel.
- Cut to fit two narrow pieces of wire edged ribbon to wrap around the chenille stem. The wired edges should be wrapped around the wrist's of the angel. Glue these ribbons into place.
- Fold the finished chenille stem arms in half and hot glue this stem up inside of the angel's shoulders. See photo right.
- Now hot glue the tassel up into place just underneath the chenille stem arms. There should be enough room behind the breast plate to accommodate the tassel neatly. Be generous with the hot glue.
- Now wrap a gold ribbon around the breast plate all the way to the back of the angel's shoulder plate and clip off so that the ribbon is the size that you need to cover the top half of the angel's torso neatly. Hot glue this ribbon in place.
- Hot glue the angel's hands to hold whatever embellishments you have collected for her arms.
- Click and print out the wing pattern above to trace on top of your cardboard.
- Hot glue white feathers along the lower half of the wings.
- Unravel a few white cotton balls and glue a layer or two of cotton batting around the upper half of each wing covering the ends of the feathers. Repeat this step several times. Be sure to also wrap the batting around the edges of the wings.
- End with a final layer of white glue on top of the cotton batting and sprinkle the wings with a bit of white glitter. Let the wings dry.
- Hot glue the wings to the backside of the angel's breast plate at her shoulders.
|This little porcelain beauty is dressed; all she needs now is a set of cotton batting wings.|