It’s never too early to start crafting and preparing for Christmas.
I’ve been at it now for several weeks.
This is my first shared project for Christmas 2015… and as you would expect, it’s both vintage and shabby.
I’m joining with 30 fabulous bloggers to bring to you 31 Days of Christmas Ornaments… that’s one every day throughout October!
I decided to make something using items already in my crafting supplies.
This is a super quick and easy project too!
Wing template, CD blank, sparkly scrapbooking card, 1 sheet of white card, 1 x small paper doily, variety of vintage book papers and music manuscript, small strip of fabric or ribbon for a bow, rhinestone & pearl button, Mod Podge & foam brush.
1. Gather supplies. Adhere a sheet of book paper to the plain white card using Mod Podge. When dry, trace the wing design onto the card and cut out shape.
2. Lay the CD onto the sparkly/glitter card and trace around the perimeter. Cut out shape with sharp scissors. I chose to cut two and adhere them together so both sides were sparkly.
Adhere the doily centrally on the sparkly cut-out. I punched a hole in the top of the circle using a hammer and punch, but you could use a craft knife to cut an opening.
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3. Using the pattern tracing, make a template of the feather shape for the wings. Trace around the template onto various pieces of vintage paper. I actually folded a sheet over several times so I could cut many pieces at once. You will need 24 feather shapes in total. Using different prints from a variety of vintage books will add more dimension to your wings.
4. I curled the feathers around a pencil to give them a slight curved shape. Next I adhered 3 rows of four feathers on each side of the wings using Mod Podge. Only add glue to the top third of each feather, so the bottom of the feathers will curl up.
5. I used a strip of white tulle as a hanger for my ornament, but ribbon could also be used. Thread the tulle through the hole you punched in the top of the circle earlier.
6. Adhere the wings to the ornament, allowing enough room below to add some words later. Using some of the left over tulle, I made a small bow to place in the centre of the wings, before adding a bow made of ripped calico over the top… I think this added a touch of shabbiness!
To add a little bling, I cut the button backing off a pretty rhinestone button and glued the button to the centre of the calico bow using a stronger craft glue.
7. There are lots of free typwriter fonts available online. I used ‘Traveling Typewriter’ font to type the words Peaceful Wishes, but you could type any words that are relevant to you. I printed this in various sizes on a piece of cream paper. Next, I ripped the words out, so they had an uneven ‘shabby’ edge. Position your words under the wings and glue in place.
The next step is completely optional, to make the words stand out, I loaded my angle brush with a side-load of Burnt Umber paint and added shading under the ripped words.
I hope you enjoyed my shabby, vintage Angel Wing Christmas Ornament.
You might also like my book page Victorian Angel ornament
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