How to make an angel for your Christmas tree with upcycled materials such as an older serger cone, a small scrap of fabric from a wedding dress, and a white Christmas bulb.
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When we got our Christmas tree this year, I remembered that we didn’t have an angel or star to put on the top. While I could have run to the store, I decided that I had the perfect items to use to make my own. This was made with mostly upcycled items, as well as leftover items from other projects.
The beautiful fabric is actually small scraps from old wedding dresses that we upcycled into angel gowns to donate to a local hospital. I still have remnants that were too small for making another gown, but I didn’t want to throw away.
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How to Make a Christmas Tree Angel
I started by taking some white thick cardboard and cut out a wing shape.
I cut out a little dress shape from the upcycled wedding gown pieces.
I used my glue gun to attach the “dress.”
I folded over the edge on the back before gluing it down. No raw edges.
I did discover that my bulb ends wouldn’t fit inside the top of the serger cone so I carved the inner piece out.
Once I did that, the bulb fit inside perfectly.
I put some white acrylic paint inside the clear bulbs and shook it. I let it dry.
While that dried, I added fur to my wings.
I trimmed up the edges so they’re in the shape of wings. I left the middle empty for my angel to get glued on.
Next I glued my wings on.
I took a little lace and glue it around the neck of the angel.
Once that was done, I glued my bulb inside the head. The eyes are a doll face design from Cricut Design Space. I used transfer paper to apply them to my bulb.