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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

How To Make a Doily Angel

When I was girl in grade school my mother would volunteer at many activities. From girl scouts to bible 
school she kept us all busy. Doilies were used in many different ways including for angels. Today 
I wanted to share with you a quick way to make doily angels. They are easy to make and great to 
decorate for the holidays. 

Doily Angels
Use it to top the Christmas tree or sit in a place where you need a bit happiness.
Doily Angel is an easy Christmas craft for kids.
Doily Angel
Materials Needed:
2 pieces white felt, 9 × 12 inches each
2 white paper doilies: a 12-inch and an 8-inch doily
2-inch hard-pressed foam ball
Acrylic paint: beige, pink
Black permanent felt-tipped marker
Small amount mini-curl blonde hair
12-inch length gold tinsel stem
12-inch length of 3/8-inch-wide light blue picot satin ribbon

Trace and cut angel dress from white felt. Roll felt dress into cone shape, overlapping 
straight sides two inches on bottom of dress and 1/2 inch at the neck line.
Using glue gun on low, glue overlapped edges together with glue gun.

angel body
Use the glue gun to secure the overlap.
Cut the 12-inch doily in half; save other half for another project. Match dress pattern on 
doily and use pencil to trace neckline of pattern onto doily. Trim away doily above neckline
Wrap doily around felt dress, overlapping straight edges at back and glue with glue gun. 
Use a few drops of glue to attach doily to felt dress at back.

Trace and cut angel wing from white felt. Roll felt wing into cone shape, overlapping 
straight edges one inch at bottom of wing and tapering to a point at the top. Glue.
Wrap the doily around the wing and the dress.
Wrap the doily around 
the wing and the dress.
Cut the eight-inch doily in half. Wrap doily around wing, overlapping straight edges at side seam and glue. Use a few drops of glue to attach doily to felt wing at side seam. Apply glue 
to side seam of wing and place at side of dress. The top point of the wing 
should be even with dress neckline. Repeat with second wing.

For head, lightly sand foam ball. Paint with two coats of beige. Let dry. Using glue gun, 
apply glue to neckline of dress and place head into glue.
For hair, apply craft glue to top, sides, and back of head. Gently fluff curly hair and place
 into glue, slightly overlapping curls. Spot glue and add more hair as needed.
Paint pink cheeks on face; let dry. Use marker to draw eyes, eyebrows, nose, and mouth.
For halo, make a two-inch-wide circle in the middle of the ten-inch length of glitter stem. 
Twist ends together. Insert and glue (with craft glue) twisted ends into back top of angel’s 
head. Tie the ribbon into a bow. Glue to center front of neckline.
Need something to hand on the tree to which you've just added the angel? 

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