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How to make Serger Thread Spool Angels
Serger Thread Spool
Styrofoam Ball (for the thead)depends on size of spool
Fabric Paint for head
Lace (I use 3 times the distance around the bottom of the spool)
Gold Chennel stem for arms
Thread for Gathering Lace
Paint to cover thread spool (if desired) Ribbon for around neck
small Ribbon Rose for Neck
Hair (either purchased or made)
Depending on the color of your spool you may want to paint or decoupage
something on it.
On one I used some silver metallic paint to cover the spoo which showed
through the lace.
Place toothpick in one end of the styrofoam ball and then use fabric paint
to cover ball. I used a mixture of pink and white together.
I found the fabric paint covered the ball better than regular acrylics.
The toothpicks are to hold when painting the head.
Then glue head to spool.
Cut gold chennel stem in half and bend bottom to form hand.
Take about 4 or 5 inches of lace and make a tube and insert chennel stem.
Attach arms to sides of lace making sure they are envenly divided on the
lace so that they end up on each side of the spool.
Then take and gather the lace for dress making sure to pick up arm lace up
at the same time. Gather and fasten around the base of head.
You can either sew up the back opening or glue together.
For the hair I wrapped yarn around a knitting needle and coated yarn hair
When dry remove yarn and it will be curly and then you can glue to head.
For the eyes:
I used straight pins with colored heads. Then they can be pushed right
into the sturofoam.
You can tie ribbon around the neck or another type of lace to cover where
the head and lace meet and then place a little ribbon rose at the base of
head at the neckline.
For the wings:
I use some gold wired paper ribbon which I formed into a bow and attached
with a glue gun and a couple of colored straight pins (which I placed out of sight) You can add a small ribbon to from a hanger if you want to use it
as an ornament.
Another idea is to cut a piece of cardboard the size of the bottom of spool
and fill with sand or kitty litter to make small paper weight.
When I get my pictures developed I will have this angel put on the net for
all to see.
The other angel that I made was from a squeeze bottle of French mustard.
You will require all the items as for the serger spool angel, the only thing
that I did different was to put some water in the bottle and then just leave
the water that is hanging on the sides and then pour in some gold paint
and replace the top and then shake. The little water will help the paint
coat the inside of bottle.
Now you can either leave the top on the bottle and put the ball for the
head on that or remove it and place the head right on the bottle.
If you want this as a paper weight you have to add the sand or kitty litter
before placing on the head.
Hope these instructions make sense, it has been a long time since I
wrote out any directions.
_from an Angel friend_