Monday, December 12, 2022

Vintage Angels Sing

 'Wishing all my readers a very Merry Christmas!

This is another monthly Craft Challenge.  I love creating alongside these lovely ladies:

Beverly | Across the Blvd  *  Painted Logs for Cozy Winter Decor

Niki | Life as as LEO Wife  *  Flocked Pinecone Christmas Wreath

Vintage Angels Sing

My inspiration comes from American Farmhouse Style magazine.  How CUTE are these?!  Sadly, when I went shopping for these specific items, not everything was available.  I didn't let that stop me!

Lots of felt, rick rack, buttons, and sparkly doo dads are already in my stash.

The cones I found were much larger, but I think exaggerated proportions are fun!

The magazine's directions were great, but I was not working anywhere close to the same sizes.  To cover your cone, place the point in a corner and roll the fabric around it, gluing as you go.  Trim excess cloth away from your cone.  

The peppermint stripe is actually an old, long sleeve T-shirt that had a crazy snag on the tummy.  'So glad I kept it!  For my tallest cone, the fabric from the back of the shirt worked well.  The two shorter ones were slid into each of the sleeves.

The robe was cut from green felt.  Worried it might slide, a corsage pin was pushed through the collar and into the paper mache.  I used a pin to attach the arms as well.

Here's our base character.  This idea would certainly work for shepherds or wise men, but today, we are making angels!  It took me a while to figure out their hair!

Here's what worked well or long, thick hair.  Ribbon from my stash was cut 9 - 10 inches long, then folded in half, and stacked onto a T pin.  The pile of ribbon was pressed into the center of my styrofoam head.

Next the ribbon was spread around half of the styrofoam ball.  Lastly, I glued one more strip of ribbon across the top to cover the T pin.

The wings are actually cardstock butterflies cut using my Silhouette cutting machine.

A bit of bling was added here and there.  That's the fun part!

Here's the trio, ready to sing, 

“Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”

;-)  -Marci


  1. Your angels are so different from the original inspiration, isn't that the beauty of making things yourself? I also love the fact your have sparkly do dads in your craft stash - don't we all! And what a sweet way to use them :-)

  2. These are so pretty, Marci. I love how creative you were with using items from your craft stash.

  3. The red stripe fabric is so pretty. A very darling design piece.

  4. Oh my, Marci! Your angels are so adorable. How unique and creative!

  5. How creative! You did an amazing job recreating the originals with your own flair. They look beautiful!

  6. Your angels look so sweet! You did a great job making their robes and my fave is using ribbon for hair.

  7. Your angels are lovely! I love the button embellishments. I haven't seen angels like these before. They're very fun!


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