Friday, December 6, 2013

Angel Tree-topper - A Dollar Store Craft

We all love shopping at the Dollar Tree store.  With a little imagination you can create just about anything using items from there.  Here's how I made this cute angel tree-topper.

  • Posterboard 
  • Ribbon (4 rolls)
  • Hot glue
  • Paper towel cardboard roll
  • Styrofoam ball
  • Chenille stems
  • Glitter glue or glitter/white glue        
                 (all from DT except the cardboard roll)

Cut out a half circle from posterboard to make a cone shape and tape.  Glue a paper towel roll into the center of the inside cone.  Doing this allows the angel to fit snuggly over the top tree branch.

Cut 4 1/2 inch strips of ribbon, folding each over and gluing ends. Put hot glue across ribbon edge and glue to cone, covering the cone completely. Make a hole with a pencil in center of a styrofoam ball and glue it to the tip of the cone for the angel head.
Braid three chenille stems and shape them into a halo, then glue it to the top back of ball. 

Draw freehand wings and cut out six (for stability) to glue together into two sets of wings. Edge wings with glitter glue and sprinkled glitter over white glue.  Attach wings to back.
*Note:  The glitter glue took forever to dry and left dry wet stains on the board. I added glitter to cover the stains.  But I didn't like the way the wings looked with the glitter (see picture) so I made another set and glued chenille stems around the edges for a cleaner look.
(put a little chenille bow at neck) 

 This also looks adorable as a table-top angel, too! 

Let's see what marvelous things you can create from the dollar store!

Happy Holiday Crafting!



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  1. Gail,
    This is adorable. Great tutorial, too!!

  2. Oh how pretty! I love and you are right with a little imagination you can come up with a lot of pretties, and you certainly did. Thanks for joining us.

  3. Hopping over from Shannon and Debbie's party. I love your dollar store angle craft! Hugs

  4. P.S. I hope you will share at my Thursday hop ( its still open for link ups today)

  5. Beautiful ! Such a nice neat and clean job.I am doing a ribbon tree and You just helped Me :)

  6. Your angel is sooo pretty! I love gold and white together.

  7. You blow me away...every time! This is beautiful!

  8. Your Angel is beautiful, well done!

  9. Gail this is beautiful you have the best ideas! $1 stores are the best (although here it's not all $1)


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