Let the angels watch over you. With Styrofoam balls, fiberfill, glitter and some more materials these angels will be there around the Christmas season or all year if you want. Learn how to make this Christmas craft in 12 easy steps.
- STYROFOAM* Brand Products:
- Cones, three 12" x 5"
- Balls, three 3"
- Tulle ribbon, 6" x 3 yds., white
- Ribbon Roses, cream
- Bonded quilt batting
- Tights, white
- Braid, 1-1/2" x 1 yd., cream
- Eyes, six 3-4mm half-round, black
- Micro glitter, white
- Silver star confetti
- Powder blush
- White thread
- Straight pins
- Serrated knife
- Old candle
- Gel craft glue, clear-drying
temperature glue gun and glue sticks
- To cut
foam, wax the knife blade with an old candle for smoother cuts. Cut cones
a. Small angel: Slice 1/2" from base and 5" from top
b. Medium angel: Slice 1/2" from base and 4-1/2" from top
c. Large angel: Slice 4-1/2" from top
stretch a 4" x 4" piece of white stocking around each ball; bind
ends tightly with thread and trim off excess fabric. Push toothpick into
top of cone, add glue, position ball with tied end down and push ball onto
each cone in quilt batting, overlapping ends slightly in front; trim
excess batting at bottom and top of cone.
twelve 1-1/2" x 3-1/2" pieces of white stocking; following
diagram, pair fabric pieces together and sew six arms. Trim close to seam
and turn right side out. Stuff with fiberfill; glue end closed. Attach to
body with pins and low temperature glue.
in half lengthwise three 13" x 4" strips of quilt batting; cut
ends to point, forming collar. If ends pull apart, re-glue with gel glue
and pin with clothespins till dry. Glue collars over arms around tops of
(NOTE: For Steps 6 - 8, separate quilt batting into two layers and use only one thin layer.)
Sew a gathering stitch 3/8" from edge of 6" circle of quilt
batting; pull thread, fitting circle around top of head. Glue hat in
place. Repeat for other two angels.
12" x 4" strip to create a 12" x 1" strip; place
around hat, covering gathers, and gluing ends to the back.
1/2" wide strips around sleeves and base of cone.
ribbon trim down center front of coat. Glue ribbon rose on collar.
thin layer of glue gel over angels; sprinkle with micro glitter. Randomly
glue silver star confetti to collar and hat.
on beads for eyes. Blush cheeks.
- Wings: Tie 2/3 - 1 yd. tulle ribbon in large bow; glue to back of angel. Repeat for remaining angels.