I was able to squeeze in a little craft time recently (other than cards!) and I decided I wanted to make some Angel wings as some Christmas decor. I have a decorative window hanging in my hallway that I like to hang wreaths, photos, and other decorations on.
I saw a few examples of angel wings on Pinterest, and after gathering a few simple supplies, I came up with my own take on them.
I first started by hand-drawing out a wing shape of a piece of paper and cutting it out. I then used that wing shape to trace onto a piece of cardboard. To make two matching wings, I just flipped my wing template and traced it on the other side. That was the easiest way for me to get two identical wings. After the wings were traced. I went ahead and cut them out of the cardboard using a box cutter.
I then took a little Tattered Angels DIY and Decor paint in the color Crystal and painted it over the cardboard. This was just so that if any cardboard was showing through the coffee filters hopefully it would blend in and not be noticeable.I let the paint dry before moving onto my next step.
I took my hot glue gun and started adhering on the coffee filters. I started from the bottom and layered up, folding each coffee filter in half twice to create a little triangle. Once I layered on enough filters to get to the top of the wings, I just wrapped the coffee filters around the curve of the top of the wings to keep that angel wing shape.
In the middle of the wings, I wrapped a little Canvas Corp Jute Cord and tied it into a bow. I like the look of the natural twine against the white fluffy filters, but you could also use ribbon or add some flowers, charms, or brooches there, depending on what look you are going for.
Then, I wanted to add a little subtle shimmer to the wings, so I took my Tattered Angels Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Mist and spritzed the whole piece. I lightly fluffed the coffee filters while it was still damp, and then hit it with my heat tool to dry. This gave the ruffles more of a random, organic look rather than being all the same.
I decided I wanted to hang a little word banner across the wings, so I cut out the word "peace" with my Cricut. I used a light blue color for the background shadow, and then cut some glitter cardstock for the front letters. I like the use of the pastel, non-traditional Christmas colors. I think it makes it more versatile so I can display this piece even after Christmas. If you wanted to go for something more Christmas-y though, you could use glittery gold or silver.
I attached the word banner with some Canvas Corp mini clothespins and that finished the piece!
I decided to attach the wings to my DIY Candlestick for the photos since it is kind of hard to get a photo of my big hallway window. I actually ended up really liking the wings on the candlestick, though. I think this would be a cute decor piece in a baby girl's nursery or a party.
This project was also really quick and easy. It probably took under 30 minutes to complete, including cutting out the wings, painting them and gluing everything in place. It also uses common household items that you probably already have:
Hot Glue Gun
Letter Cut-Outs (optional)
Glimmer Mist (optional)
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