If you want to make beautiful angel crafts this holiday season but don’t know where to begin you may only have to look around your house to find the items you need. From light bulbs, dish towels and even pasta you can fashion a spectacular angel that will be the highlight of your holiday season.
What you will need:
Burnt out light bulb
Acrylic paint in white, pink, and flesh
Gold cord or ribbon
Gold craft wire
Handful of tiny white silk flowers
Gold scrap material
Fiberfil cotton batting
Three plastic white or iridescent flowers
Lace curtain remnant with a floral pattern
Instructions for the project:
Step One-Wipe the light bulb down with rubbing alcohol, this will help the paint adhere to the bulb. Let dry thoroughly. Paint the entire light bulb with white acrylic paint and then let dry. Apply a second coat after checking to make sure paint is completely dry. If the finish appears streaked, you can use a large paint brush or a sponge to blot on a “stucco” look. It will not be necessary to paint the socket. Allow bulb to dry completely.
Step Two-While the bulb is drying, cut out two large flowers from the lace curtain and fashion a halo from craft wire (be sure to leave enough wire to wrap around the bulb socket).
Step Three-When the bulb is completely dry, wrap craft wire around bulb socket and manipulate wire upward so that halo is above the socket (head). Using the gold fabric strip, glue it in place all the way around the socket (almost at the end of the socket where it meets the bulb). Cover any remaining socket with Fiberfil. Prepare Fiberfil by taking small amount and rolling it between your hands to create “tubes”, glue in place. Above the gold band, glue the tiny silk flowers in place until entire socket is covered.
Step Four-Carefully paint the entire face area on with flesh colored paint. Fashion a small bow from gold ribbon or cord and glue it on to the front of the bulb, about halfway down where the round part begins. Carefully glue iridescent or white plastic flowers around the bow. Use the two lace curtain flowers to create a shawl by starting up behind the angel’s neck and working your way frontward and around. Do this for both sides, overlapping where needed.
Step Five-Turn the angel over in your hand, being careful not to put any pressure on the embellishments on the front, and glue angel wings to the back. Tie a large loop in gold cord or ribbon and glue it securely to the back of the angel just above the wings.
Step Six-You can then use black marker to draw on eyes and mouth. Afterwards, using a small paint brush, blot off excess pink paint onto paper towel.