DAY 15

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. 🙂

You need:

  • Paper (I used a pearl-effect paper for the original angel)
  • Glue
  • 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

How to:

  1. Use the clear paper or print something nice, like a Christmas song on the paper.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Repeat this with the other paper.
  5. 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.
  6. Fold the “arms” to each side and fix them with glue.
  7. 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.
  8. If you want, you can paint a face on the angel’s head.

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