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How To - Make angel wings by tying a bow from the wider paper ribbon.
Brown paper lunch bag (5-1/4 x 3-1/8 x 10-3/4 inches)
Piece of cardboard cut to fit base of bag Shredded newspaper to fill bag 3/4 full
Elastic band Small doily (about 3-1/2 inches)
Spanish moss 1 yard of 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 inch wide paper ribbon, any colour
yard of 2-1/2 to 2-3/4 inch wide paper ribbon, any colour 3-inch diameter styrofoam ball piece of flesh-coloured nylon stocking needle and thread
1/8 inch (4mm) beads for eyes 1-1/2 inch gold foil bow or 9 inches of gold 1/4 inch ribbon hot glue gun and glue sticks
Put cardboard inside bag as a base. Fill the bag 3/4 full with shredded
newspaper. Close bag and tie with elastic band, leaving about 2-1/2 inches
of bag at top to make the angel's collar.
fold top of bag outwards and downwards all around to shape the collar.
Centre the doily on top of the collar and glue in place.
Cut a square from the nylon stocking large enough to fit over the styrofoam
ball. Pull the stocking tight, gather the excess and stitch through the
gathers to secure. Cut off excess stocking. Glue this head to the centre of
the doily, with gathers at the back of the head.
Take a handful of Spanish moss and fit around face and back of head to form
the hair. Glue into place. Fill in any bare spots with more Spanish moss.
Twist an 18-inch length of narrower paper ribbon and form into a halo,
knotting the ends together. Trim ends at an angle and glue halo to top of
angel's head, with the knot at the back.
Make angel wings by tying a bow from the wider paper ribbon. Flatten wings
slightly, center and glue to angel's back. Glue a band of narrower ribbon
around the base of the bag, withthe ends in the back.
Glue flat beads to front of angel's face for eyes, or push round beads into
the styrofoam and glue in place.
Glue foil bow or bow tied from gold ribbon to the left side of the collar.
Display your angel for everyone to admire.