Felt and Wire Angel

So it’s December, Christmas is coming, and I just realized I haven’t posted an original Christmas project of my own yet!  How did that happen? I love felt.  It comes in so many colors, it doesn’t fray and it’s fun to play with.  Kinda sounds like Playdough.  Anyway, here’s what I did with it last week.

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To make this angel, you’ll need three small pieces of felt and a piece of wire that’s about 14 inches long.

Print this pattern.  Cut out two of each piece.  Sew like pieces together using a running stitch, about 1/4” or slightly less from the edge, and contrasting embroidery thread.  Tie small knots for her eyes, hiding the ends of the thread inside her head.

Felt and Wire Angel 1
Felt and Wire Angel 1

Fold the wire in half, then twist it a few times so you have a 1” loop.

Felt and Wire Angel 2
Felt and Wire Angel 2

Slide the head onto the wire so it’s between two stitches at the top of the head and the ends are on either side of a stitch at the bottom of the head.  Push it all the way to the top, where the twist starts.

Felt and Wire Angel 3
Felt and Wire Angel 3

Slide the body on the same way, pushing it up next to the head.

Felt and Wire Angel 4
Felt and Wire Angel 4

Using a pair of needle-nosed pliers, curl the feet up, using about an inch of wire at the bottom of each leg.

Felt and Wire Angel 5
Felt and Wire Angel 5

Attach the wings using hot glue, making sure they are glued to both the head and body.

Felt and Wire Angel 6
Felt and Wire Angel 6

I think these would make cute gift tags.  If you’re a talented embroideress, you could stitch the recipient’s name onto the dress!

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