Angels played an important role in the first Christmas…
So many of us like to have them in our homes at Christmas time, whether that be sitting at the top of the tree or amongst our home décor.
I designed this Vintage Cone Angel a few years ago for a Guest Post and have made many more since then.
They can be used as a small gift carrier, hung on the Christmas tree, a hook or door handle.
One things for sure…. they add a whole lot of sweetness to Christmas!
- 8” paper mache cone
- Vintage sheet music
- Vintage Angel print out sheet from here
- 12” of cream cotton cord (for hanging)
- Muslin 20” x 2”
- Cream tulle 20” x 2 1/2” (plus extra piece for bow)
- 12” piece of cotton decorative lace
- Decorative pearl and rhinestone button
- 2 glass faceted beads and a pearl bead
- Mod Podge and All Purpose Clear Glue
- Opal dust glitter or any fine glitter
- Sewing needle and cotton
- Start by covering your cone with a thin layer of Mod Podge before wrapping it with the sheet of music paper. Tuck any excess paper into the cone.
- On the top of the cone, drill 2 small holes on opposite sides for the cord hanger. Thread the cotton cord through the holes from the outside, securing inside the cone by knotting the ends. Cut off any excess cord.
- Pierce a hole in the pointy end of the cone. . . I used a nail. Secure a small bead to a length of cotton and thread through the hole from the inside. The bead will stop at the point of the cone, so pull the remaining cotton through so it is hanging out the pointy end of the cone. Thread a couple of decorative beads onto the cotton and secure with a knot. I used 2 faceted glass beads on either side of a large pearl bead.
- To give my cone a shabby vintage look, I ripped my strip of muslin so it would have a frayed edge (this is optional). Lay your muslin strip on top of the tulle strip of fabric. Using a sewing needle and white cotton, gather one long edge of the two strips of fabric and gather up to fit the circumference of the top of the cone. . . mine measured 12 inches.
- Glue the gathered muslin and tulle strip to the top of the cone (muslin on top) using All Purpose Glue.
- When dry, glue a strip of cotton lace edging over the top of the upper edge of the gathered muslin, with the decorative edge of the lace extending above the top of the cone.
- Make a pretty bow from the extra piece of tulle (mine measured 3” across) and adhere it to the top of the cone, in the middle between the cord hangers.
- Print the Angel Printable on a piece of A4 matte photo paper and cut out one angel. Apply mod podge to her wings and dust with fine glitter dust.
- Use the stronger All Purpose glue to adhere the angel on top of the tulle bow.
- Remove the button backing with pliers so the base is flat and glue to the front of the angel.
Your vintage angel cone is now ready to hang on your Christmas tree.
Fill it with pretty baubles, candy canes, sweets or small gifts.
This sweet little angel cone could also double as gift wrapping, making her part of the gift.
If you enjoyed making the angel project… check out my sweet Angel Ornament tutorial.
Happy Christmas crafting,
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