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.
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.This post may contain affiliate links. Using these links helps support my blog. Thank you!
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
Collect all of your supplies... that cone? It's an empty thread cone from my serger.
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 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.
And it's done! It fit well on the top of the tree too. I'm kind of excited that I found a use for the empty serger cones too.
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