Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Mesh Ribbon Angels

Want an idea for using that mesh ribbon you have leftover and don't know what to do with?  Something that doesn't involve a POUFY wreath or garland?  Why not make a Mesh Ribbon Angel!  So pretty and easy to do!

Here's how:
                                   Take your  roll of  5 1/2" wide mesh ribbon and

 Cut out five trapezoid-like shapes approximately  3 inches  x  12 inches making sure you include the side borders of the ribbon.

Fold over the edges to form cone shapes and seal with clear drying fabric glue, making sure one of the narrow openings will fit the shank end of a ball ornament. It's easier if you glue together starting at the bottom of the cone with a triangular shape forming a point and move up.
 Glue the ball ornament into the narrow end of the cone for the head.
This is the main body.
Attach cones to the left and right of main body, matching ends and points (see picture). 
 Next, cut away half of forth cone, discarding the top portion, and place inside of the middle body cone just at the edge and glue at the back edge.

(It doesn't take much glue to seal the mesh)
Insert the fifth and final cone into the fourth cone and glue to back.
Shape a ribbon into a bow and glue behind the base of the ball for the wings.

Add accessories or embellishments to your angel.

For the halo, I dipped jute twine in mod podge and wrapped it around a glad wrap covered rod and let dry - for a quicker way, use a pipe cleaner. 

Elastic loop for hanging is added to the back.
So pretty and airy!
This color of mesh ribbon reminds me of sheer burlap (if that's possible) for an elegant rustic look.

 The finished angel is approximately 16 inches long from top to bottom tip.

This mesh ribbon angel is a larger variation to the ribbon angel ornaments I made here.

Imagine the possibilities in making and decorating these adorable mesh ribbon angels. 
So have some fun and make lots! 
 Happy Holiday Crafting!

Linking To Some of My Fav Parties:
Mellywoods Mansion for Raising Imperfections Party ,  By Stephanielynn  for the Sunday Showcase Party ,  The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday ,  VMG206 for DIY Sunday Showcase , Sewing Barefoot for The Weekly Creative, Alderberry Hill for Make the Scene Monday , Clairejustineoxox for Creative Mondays ,  Craft and Repeat for On Display Monday Link Party ,  The Dedicated House for Make It Pretty Monday , Feeding Big and more for In and Out of the Kitchen Monday ,  I Should be Mopping the Floor for Mopping It Up Monday ,  Making the World Cuter for Making the World Cuter Monday , Newlywed Pilgrimage for Moonlight Mason Jars linky party Monday Night ,  So Much Better with Age for Give Me The Goods Party ,  Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday , Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday , Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday , Home Coming for DIY'ers , I Gotta Try That for Linky Party Monday,  Mod Vintage Life for Mod Mix Monday , Pursuit of Funtional Home for Monday Hop , One More Time for Share It One More Time , Twelve O Eight for Pretty Things Linky Party Monday , Todays Creative Blog for Get Your Craft On ,  Be Betsy for Brag About It Tuesday , DIY Dreamer for From Dream to Reality , Flusterbuster for Creative Muster  Tuesday ,  Kathe With A E for You're Gonna Love It Tuesday ,    The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday , Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday , A Stroll thru Life for  Tabletop Inspire Me Tuesday , Cedar Hill Ranch for The Scoop on Tuesdays ,Homework for Inspiration Board Tuesday , My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures , Romance on a Dime for Take on Tuesday , Debbiedoos for Tuesdays Top Talent Pinterest Party ,  Hickory Trail for Assets and Efforts ,  Hope In Every Season for Make,Bake,Create ,  Mad Cap Frenzy for Totally Tuesday Link Party ,   VMg206 for Brag About It Tuesday , Love Grows Wild for Time to Sparkle , The Blissful Bee for Work It Wednesday ,   Cass-Eats for Linky & Drinky Wednesday ,  Our Home Away from Home for Tuesdays at Our Home ,   Eclectic Red Barn for The Pinterest Power PartyIvy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday ,   Place of My Taste for Work It Wednesday ,  Primp for Primp Your Stuff Wednesdays , Ginger Snap Crafts for Wow Me Wednesdays ,  
Life With the CrustCutOff for Two Girls and a LinkUp ,  Pink Recipe Box for Creative Wednesdays ,   Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays ,The Shady Porch for Rock and Share Wednesdays , The Taylor House for Pinterest Power Party Wednesday ,  We Like To Learn As We Go for What I Learned Wednesday , The Style Sisters for Centerpiece Wednesday ,  DIY by Design for Swing into Spring , All Things With a Purpose for Thursday Link Up , Krafty Cards,Etc. for Krafty Inspirations Thursday ,   CSI Project for Challenge of the Week Thursday , Dysfunction Junction for Linkin With My Ladies Thursday ,  I Gotta Create for Wildly Original Linky Party The Frugal Girls for Chic and Crafty Party ,  Glued To My Crafts for Thursdays Obsessions , Lamberts Lately for Create It Thursday , Katherine's Corner for Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop ,  A Peek Into My Paradise for TGIF Link Party ,  The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays ,  The Home Acre Harvest Hop ,  Marigold's Loft for Tutorial Thursdays ,  My Fashion Forward Blog for All Things Pretty ,  No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays , Posed Perfection for All Things Thursday ,  Sparkles and a Stove for All Things Pretty Thursday ,  Stone Gable for Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits on Thursdays , Chic on a Shoestring Decorating for Flaunt It Friday , The Dedicated House for Anything Blue Friday . Happy Go Lucky for Shine on Fridays ,  Jennifer Rizzo for Fabulously Creative Friday ,     My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday , French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday , Common Ground for Be Inspired on Fridays , The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday , Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday ,  Diana's Rambles for Pin Me Linky Friday 504 Main for Tickled Pink Fridays , Happy Go Lucky for Shine on Friday , Happy Hour Projects for Happy Hour Friday ,  Mellywoods Mansion for Freaking Awesome Fridays ,   Obsessive and Creative for Craft Frenzy Friday ,  Rooted in Thyme for Simple & Sweet Fridays , See Vanessa Craft for do something crafty Friday ,  Shaken Together for What's Shakin' Friday ,   Whipperberry for Friday Fair Link Party ,  DIY Showoff for That DIY Party ,   Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special, Love of Family & Home for Inspire Me Please Weekend , A Bouquet of Talent for Life on Lake Shore Drive on Saturdays , Classy Clutter for Spotlight Saturday , Crafts a la Mode for What To Do Weekends , Debbiedoo's  for Get Blitzed on Pinterest , It's Overflowing for Share Your Creativity Saturday ,  Just Us Four for Pinworthy Projects Party Friday , Mommifried for Ladies Only Blog Share Link Party , My Snippets of Inspiration for Pin It Saturday ,  Natasha in Oz for #Say Gday Saturday Linky Party , One More Time for Share It One More Time Saturday ,  Rosevine Cottage Girls for Weekend Blog Hop , Serenity You for Serenity Saturday , Tutus & Tea Parties for a Pinteresting Party



  1. you never cease to amaze girl! So pretty!

  2. Where do you come up with these ideas? You are so creative!! Hope you entered the All Things Christmas link party - this would be a wonderful addition!! Trisha

  3. Great way to use all those little bits and pieces. The angel would make a great tree topper.

  4. That is just a darling use of that mesh ribbon, Gail, How cute- xo Diana

  5. Cute Gail! You have given me some much needed inspiration for Christmas! Thanks so much!

  6. Hi, Gail, awesome angel. I've never seen one like it. Great job. Linda

  7. That is a lovely angel and you made it look so easy. :) Wow, that is a lot of linky's you connect with. You keep yourself super busy huh? I'm stopping by via the craft and shop hop hosted by Melissa.

    1. P.S. Loving the Purple

    2. Thanks Sara! I know the linky lists looks overwhelming but I don't connect with all of them. They come and go. I'm such a novice with my blogging posts and for me listing them this way saves me time. Wish I could come up with a better way.

  8. Gail, it's precious! I'm starting to like the mesh crafts.

  9. Those are neat! BTW I'm popping in from the Friday Follow Along link-up.

  10. Oh I love your angel Gail! She's rustic and elegant at the same time. Just beautiful!

  11. Oh she's so pretty, imagine a garland of them that would be beautiful :)

  12. Your angel is precious...congrats on the feature over @ lifeonlakeshoredrive!

  13. Very clever way to use smaller pieces of mesh ribbon up! What type of glue did you use to join the pieces of mesh ribbon together?

  14. Great post, Thank you for sharing and keep posting on Ramtej Safety mesh in Hyderabad.


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