DIY: Paper Angels
Today was my last day at my parents’ house
which explains why this post is so late…again, so I decided to show you a tutorial about a little paper angel my mother created for me. 🙂
- Paper (I used a pearl-effect paper for the original angel)
- Bead or Styrofoam ball – 2,5 cm diameter
- Some ‘angel hair’ (not the pasta! It’s actually sold in craft shops and online specifically for this kind of thing)
- Piece of thread
- Use the clear paper or print something nice, like a Christmas song on the paper.
- Cut the paper into two identical rectangles. The size depends how big you want to have your angel. A good size in my opinion is 15-20 cm X 10 cm.
- Start to fold the first piece of paper like an accordion along its longest side. By that I mean make a fold 1cm from the edge, then turn the paper over and do the same thing from the new edge, then repeat until you have a paper fan.
- Repeat this with the other paper.
- Glue the two pieces of paper together, applying glue only along the first and last folds – BUT leave the top 5cm on either side unglued, as these will become the arms.
- Fold the “arms” to each side and fix them with glue.
- Glue the bead or ball on top of the arms, affix some angel hair and then the piece of thread like a hanger at the back of the angel.
- If you want, you can paint a face on the angel’s head.