I was super early putting up my Christmas tree this year (again), but it seems such a waste to have it up for such a short time otherwise! I figure this way we get a good month out of it before we head off on holidays.
Anyway, I made a kraft paper angel for the top of the tree, inspired by some fabric angels I saw a few years back in a Inside Out mag, and it has received a few compliments so I though I would share a how-to in case you fancied making one for yourself.
All you need is: 1. A scrunched up square of kraft paper. You could also use newspaper or wrapping paper or fabric, anything you like really. 2. Some twine or string. I used jute twine but you could always use red ribbon or bakers twine or anything that suits your theme. 3. A stamp pad. 4. A light ball such as this Christmas bauble. You can get polystyrene balls at Spotlight which work well too. 5. Some alphabet stamps. 6. Scissors.
Making the head – place the ball in the centre of the paper and scrunch paper around to enclose. Tie around base of ball with twine. Ta da! You have the head!
Trim off any pointy bits to make a nice skirt.
Almost there! You just need to scrunch and fluff the paper to form wings and then stamp with a sweet Christmas message – Joy, Ho Ho Ho, Peace on earth, Merry Christmas – whatever takes your fancy.