Easy Angel Crafts: Clothespin Angel
The Easy Angel Crafts Clothespin Angel easily hangs on the Christmas tree or where ever an angel needs to be.
Whether functional or from the craft store, a clothespin, some ribbon or lace and a chenille wire make a pretty angel.
Let's look at the materials and the steps for how to make the clothespin angel:
Easy Angel Crafts: Clothespin Angel Materials and Tools:
Clothespin - either real or craft
Wide ribbon - 12 inches of 2 to 2 1/2 inches wide (Wired ribbon has more stability. You can also use lace.)
Narrow ribbon - 8 to 10 inches of 1/4 inch wide ribbon
Chenille wire - 12 inches long
The Steps for How to Make the Easy Angel Crafts: Clothespin Angel:
Collect the materials and tools.
Cut ribbons into the appropriate lengths.
Break the chenille wire in half. The wire is easy to break with a few back and forth motions.
Make a circle with the ribbon and overlap the ends.
Gently fold the circle with the overlapped ends on one side.
Make a layer of the materials with the narrow ribbon on the bottom, the wide ribbon next with the overlapped ends facing up and last is one of the 6-inch chenille wires.
Use one end of the second 6-inch piece of chenille wire to wrap the layered bundle of materials.
Circle the layer at least twice with the wire.
In the other end of the chenille wire, make a closed loop for the Easy Angel Crafts Clothespin Angel's halo.
While in the bundle, fold the narrow ribbon in half and tie a knot in the ends to form the hanging loop.
Position the clothespin over the layered materials with the other 6-inch chenille wire on the top of the bundle.
The clothespin should be in the center of the chenille wire.
Wrap the wire around the clothespin at the indentation.
Twist the wire to secure it around the clothespin.
Form the Easy Angel Crafts Clothespin Angel's arms and hands with the ends of the chenille wire.
Make small loops in the ends for hands, interlocking the loops.
Make bends in the wire for elbows and fold the hands up for prayer.
Hang the finished clothespin angel on a tree or where you want your angel to be.
Instead of golden, the next Easy Angel Crafts Clothespin Angel uses blue ribbon edged in silver, a silver chenille wire and a narrow silver ribbon for the hanging loop.
As mentioned earlier, lace can be used for the angel's wings rather than ribbon.
This Easy Angel Crafts Clothespin Angel has white lace wings, a white chenille wire for its halo and arms and hangs from the tree on a white ribbon loop.
Each of these angels are simple and pretty. If you want, you can add a face with an ink pen, paints or with cosmetics.
The Easy Angel Crafts Clothespin Angel uses simple and inexpensive materials and tools. With just a little bit of time, one angel or many angels can be easily made as ornaments.
An Easy Angel Crafts Clothespin Angel ornament also makes a pretty decoration for packages and adds a keepsake to the gifts.