7.12.11

Paper Angels

After making a fat little bat with flapping wings for Halloween, I thought to myself, "Why not an angel with flapping wings?" Off I went, pencil in hand, to make a sketch...

And sketch, I did!

Then, I got out my watercolors and painted a bit.

I cut out my figures, punched a few holes...

 And attached the wings to my angel figure with mini-brads.

Note:  If you try this project yourself, you will need to make sure your figure is wide enough so the wings do not interfere with each other. You can find mini-brads for attaching your wings in the scrap-book section of most craft stores.  The brads will be inserted in the lower holes on the wings (see photo above.)  Again, you will want to punch your holes so that the wings do not meet in the center.  It took a bit of trial and error for me to get this right, and you may note, in the photo below, the edges of the wings are bit close on the back of this angel!

After I secured the wings to my angel figure with the brads, I tied a string very loosely through the upper holes on the wings and attached a tiny silver bell to the end of the string, just for fun!

Ta-daaa!

Give the string a gentle pull, and up go the wings!

Wishing bright angel blessings to you and yours, always...

Note: This project was shared at Magic Onions Friday's Nature Table and Natural Suburbia's Creative Friday.  You can find many more lovely ideas by visiting there, too!

19 comments:

  1. I love this, just gorgeous. Pinning right now ;-)

    Oh and it would be lovely if you would link it over at Christmas Fun in the crafts section - http://ourworldwideclassroom.blogspot.com/2011/11/christmas-fun-2011-week-1-its-craft.html

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  2. Oh my word. These are so lovely. I mean, just look at those angelic faces! My Middling would LOVE to make these, as would her mama :-)

    Blessings...

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  3. We love our paper Angel you sent! Even my husband commented on how clever she was! She is hanging on our Christmas tree right now! Thanks for sharing how you made them, I know my children would enjoy making more for friends and family.

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  4. ADORABLE! You are such an amazing artist!

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  5. I give our angel's wings a gentle tug every time I walk down our hallway. She brightens my days - thank you so much for sending her our way! (:

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  6. I LOVE this! So beautiful. I'm going to make one for sure!

    Thanks!

    Becca

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  7. beautiful.... I will try these next year x

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  8. She is beautiful and I am inspired!

    Blessings, Debbie

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  9. Oh they are so lovely and delicate! Really, pretty. Thanks so much for sharing the how-to.

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  10. Oh my, these are so pretty!! This is such a beautiful craft!! I love how you made it so the wings work. How fun!

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  11. How delightful. I would love to try this with my fourth graders.

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  12. These are so, so beautiful. I shall treasure mine forever :)

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  13. My mom made angles like these. So cute.

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  14. Lovely. Your brain is so much fun.

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  15. So lovely. Found you via Craft Crow! Making these this weekend!

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  16. Wanted to let you know that I featured this post - http://ourworldwideclassroom.blogspot.com/2011/12/christmas-fun-round-up-so-much.html

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  17. Your work is simple and so beautiful!

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