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How To Make Crafty Angels From Wallpaper

I get a kick of making things by repurposing and upcycling the things around me. But I get an even bigger kick when I make something with the scraps from these projects. This was the case with these crafty angels.

A couple of weeks ago I made some giant paper stars hanging decorations for my home from leftover Anaglypta textured wallpaper.

I didn’t throw away the scraps of wallpaper from this DIY but saved them to make some gold-tipped crafty angels to add to my Christmas decorations.

There was quite a bit of scrap wallpaper so I was able to make a few of these angel ornaments, enough to make a fun Christmas garland decoration.

Angels and stars are the two Christmas decorations that vie for the prime position on the top of the Christmas tree. I love a Christmas angel ornament and have made quite a few over the years, but it’s always a star that sits on the top of my tree.

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What You Need To Make Crafty Angels

Wallpaper scraps

How To Make Angel Ornaments

1. The first thing to do is to place the angel template onto the wallpaper scraps and draw around it. Then, cut out 2 angels for each paper crafty angel ornament you make.
Drawing around the template
angel cut outs

2. Next, place two of the angel wings wrong sides together and then stitch together on a sewing machine. Just like I did with the paper stars.

The white of the wallpaper was a bit too bright. I decided to paint the stars a more creamy off white colour with a sample pot I had in my shed. This also made them more matt.

painting the angel ornaments

3. Next, I made these crafty angel wings a bit more interesting by giving them gold tips. I did this by applying gilding size to the tips of the wings. I then brushed on gold leaf.

Be gentle with the gold leaf it is very delicate. That is why I use a brush. The gold leaf will stick to the size. Any excess gold leaf just brushes away.

Brushing on the gold leaf

4. Finish off the crafty angel wing ornaments by adding some ribbon to hang them from. I used a glitter velvet gold ribbon to compliment the gold leaf wingtips.

gold tipped crafty angels.

I managed to make quite a few of these paper angel wing ornaments with the scraps I had. There were enough to make a garland with them by simply hanging them from some of the upcycled twine I had leftover from the hanging stars.

crafty angel ornament
crafty angel ornament garland
craft angel ornament garland
wallpaper angel wings ornament

These aren’t the first crafty angel ornaments I have made for Christmas decorations. Angels seem to be a favourite theme of mine when it comes to Christmas crafting.

In the past, I have made some angel ornaments out of upcycled shuttlecocks. Last week I made some very simple rustic angels out of denim. I’ve even used old doilies in the past to make some crafty angel wings.

The biggest angel wings decor I have made is out of old maps and it hangs above my bed.

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Cecilia

Monday 16th of December 2019

These are lovely! I really love the gold accents! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

Claire Armstrong

Monday 16th of December 2019

Thank you so much ?

Julie

Monday 9th of December 2019

They are lovely, the gold really adds something special. Who knew good old anaglypta could be so useful!

Claire Armstrong

Monday 9th of December 2019

Thank you, I like to make things from what others would throw away.

Kali

Sunday 8th of December 2019

Very beautiful idea, they could also be used as a gift tag:-)

Claire Armstrong

Sunday 8th of December 2019

Thank you, that's a great idea. I think they would make lovely gift tags.

Sarah

Saturday 7th of December 2019

Re Moppe drawers up cycling, you can also turn each drawer around so the hole is at the back & it means yr design can be entirely personal & can use yr own new handles

Claire Armstrong

Saturday 7th of December 2019

Thank you, that is a good tip.

Michele Michael

Saturday 7th of December 2019

Painted cream they seem to look like leather now. Love these as well the stars.

Claire Armstrong

Saturday 7th of December 2019

Thank you Michele, they kind of do too now you have said it.