Who wouldn't find this red and white striped holiday angel a joy to create? She's so sweet and she'll watch over all your loved ones this Christmas season. Create for a friend or as a lovely addition to your handmade Christmas decor.
- STYROFOAM™Brand Foam:
- Ball, 2 1/2"
- Egg, 6"
- Fleece, 10" x 16", White
- Red/white fabrics: striped, 6" x 12"; checked, 2" x 4"
- Sparkle felt, 9" x 12" sheets: red, one; white, two
- Textured sparkle fibers, 1 yd. each: red; white
- Red pom pom, 1/4"
- White buttons, 1/4", two
- Black beads, 8mm, two
- Clear alphabet stickers: J; O; Y
- Serrated knife
- Candle stub or paraffin
- Cosmetic blush
- Compass or 1" circle template
- Embroidery floss, Red
- Embroidery needle
- Low temperature glue gun and glue sticks
- White, Thick craft glue
serrated knife with candle stub or paraffin. Cut thin slices from opposite
ends of foam egg and one side of foam ball. Glue flat side of ball to
narrow end of egg for head.
stray bits of foam from work surface before cutting fabrics. Cut pattern
pieces as indicated. For wings, cut two from white felt on outline; cut
one from red/white striped fabric on dashed line. In addition, cut
10" x 11" rectangle from fleece and three 1" circles from
red/white checked fabric, paying attention to position of checks. Glue
fabric circles to remaining red felt; trim felt just outside fabric edges.
wrap fleece rectangle cut in Step 2 around foam head/body, overlapping
fleece edges at back; glue fleece edges to secure. Gather fleece evenly at
top and bottom, pulling tight; glue fleece to foam to secure. Trim excess
and glue collar tightly around neck to shape head. Glue buttons to collar.
to photo to create face. Use scissors point to make two holes for eyes in
foam, 3/8" apart. Glue beads in place, pushing firmly into holes.
Glue pom pom nose to face. Use fingertip to apply blush to cheeks.
three strands red floss to stitch small, v-shaped mouth. Bring embroidery
needle from bottom of head, through foam ball, to face. Stitch mouth
through fleece only. To finish, take floss back through foam ball to
bottom of head; knot and clip thread.
sleeve and mitten pieces together in pairs. Refer to sleeve pattern for
mitten placement. Glue sleeves to sides of body under head.
felt wings together; center and glue striped wing on top. Glue center of
wings to back of head.
"JOY" letter stickers to fabric/felt circles. Tie small bow with
tails from red and white fibers. Glue red fibers around edge of each
"JOY" circle. Glue circles to bow tails. Glue bow to mittens.
- Twist fibers together and wrap around top of head for halo; glue to secure.