Angel Craft Project Archives - How To Make a Lunch Bag Angel

Lunch Bag Angel Craft Projects Archives -
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 scissors


    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.

    -from a Fellow Crafter-