Pictures for the below crafts will be posted just
as soon as I unpack my Holiday decorations, hopefully
later today (12-11-00)

Pasta Shell Angel

These make great Bazaar items!

For 6 angels you will need:
6 3/4" wooden bead with faces
6 Rigatoni noodles
tiny soup macaronis
6 bowtie noodles
glossy white, gold or silver spray paint
craft glue or hot glue
gold thread or cord for hanging

Glue the wooden bead to the top of the rigatoni. 
Glue the little soup macaronis on the head to look like hair. 
Now glue the bowtie macaroni on the back for the wings. 

Hot glue gold thread to the back for a hanger or thread it through
one of the tiny macaronis on the head, before gluing it to the body. 

These are fun and easy to make, they add a nice touch to the tree.

Syrup Bottle Angel

This looks real CUTE sitting on a kitchen counter!
FAST & EASY to make

Materials Needed:
Mrs. Butterworths syrup bottle 
Gold spray paint 
Lace paper doily or raffia 
Sparkly pipe cleaner or star garland 

Use a cleaned Mrs. Butterworths syrup bottle, lid also. 
Spray paint it gold.

Form pipe cleaner or wired star garland into a halo and hot glue to lid.

Fold doily or raffia into accordion shape to form angel wings. (Lots
of other items can be used also) glue to back of bottle body.

You can also add lace or doily around neck as a collar.

Paper Bag Angel

These Turnout ADORABLE, I made a couple dozen of these
to give as added gifts one year and no one will part with theirs!

Brown paper lunch bag
Piece of cardboard cut to fit the base of the bag
shredded newspaper to fill the bag 3/4 full
Elastic rubber band
Small doily (about 3 1/2")
Spanish Moss
*1 yard of 1 1/4" to 1 1/2" wide ribbon, any color
*1 yard of 2 1/2" to 2 3/4" wide paper ribbon, any color
3" diameter styrofoam ball
piece of flesh colored nylon stocking
needle and thread
1/8" (4 mm) black beads for eyes
1 1/2" gold foil bow or 9" of gold 1/4 inch ribbon
hot melt glue and glue sticks

(*) I used the Twisted paper ribbon and it worked out excellent!

Put cardboard inside bag as a base.  Fill the bag 3/4 full with shredded newspaper.
Close bag and tie with rubber band, leaving about 2 1/2" of the bag at top to make 
the angel's collar.  Fold the top of the bag outwards and downwards all around to 
shape the collar.  Center the doily on top of the collar and glue in place.

Cut a square from the nylon stocking large enough to fit over the Styrofoam ball.  Pull the stocking tight, gather the excess and stitch through the gathers to secure( you may also
pull it tight and tie it in a knot, that worked fine for me).  Cut off excess stocking.  Glue this head to the center of the doily, with gathers at the back of the head.

Take a handful of Spanish moss and fit around the face and back of head to form hair.
Glue into place, being careful not to burn your fingers. Fill in any bare spots with more moss.

Twist an 18"length of narrower paper ribbon and form into a halo, knotting the ends together.  Trim ends at an angle and glue halo to top of angel's head,
with the knot at the back.

Make angel wings by tying a bow from the wider paper ribbon, Flatten wings slightly, center and glue to angel's back.  Glue a band of narrower ribbon around the base of the bag, with the ends meeting in the back ( looks better if you have a scrap of lace lying around).

Glue flat beads to front of angel's face for eyes, or push round beads into the Styrofoam and glue in place.

Glue foil bow tied from gold ribbon to the left side of collar.

This is really easy to make! You can even use it as a gift wrap
omitting the shredded paper; placing the gift in bag wrapped in 
tissue paper.


Graphic line on top of page is from Grandma's Angel Collection.
Please do not take the graphics from this page.
Feel free to print it out for reference.

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