By Noreen Doll.
A clothespin angel can be made from the simplest of materials.
Use scraps of ribbon, plus a few craft supplies you probably already have.
Perch an angel atop a vase or centerpiece. Use her as a package decoration, or she can be a Christmas clothespin ornament and sit on a tree branch.
We have a musical group of angels lovingly made, who all stand near each other on Christmas tree branches, to produce their heavenly music.
But you can really use this angel year round.
Pipe Cleaners or Chenille Stems
1 Cotton Ball
Bits of Lace or Ribbon
1 Cupcake Paper
Scrap of Construction Paper or Card Stock
How to Make a Clothespin Angel.
1. Sand or file any splinters on the clothespin.
2. Draw the face.
I actually did this in a later step, but if you draw it first it’s easier to access the head.
Plus, if you mess it up, you can turn the clothespin around and draw a face on the other side as the first face would be covered by the hair.
3, Glue the lace and / or ribbon skirt on the angel, with the overlap in back.
4. Use 1 half of a pipe cleaner to make the arms.
Wrap the pipe cleaner around the neck, crossing in the back, and bring the ends around to the front.
Bend the pipe cleaners where the elbows would be.
5. Pull a small piece of cotton off the cotton ball for the hair.
Put a little glue on top of, and around the back of the head.
Attach the cotton hair.
6. Bend a 3 inch piece of gold, silver, or yellow pipe cleaner into a halo shape.
Leave one end sticking down from the halo to glue to the back of the head.
7. Fold a cupcake paper in half,
and then cut that in half to make angel wings.
Glue the points of the wings to the back of the clothespin.
8. Glue the halo to the back of the angel’s head.
9. Cut a small piece of construction paper or card stock 1 inch by 2 inches.
Fold it in half.
Write on the front, or make musical notes.
9. Glue the book to the angel’s hands.
In addition to a music book, you can make musical instruments, such as a harp, clarinet, and more. Then you will have a “band” of angels.