Combine pretty seashells and white feathers to create homemade seashell angel ornaments for your Christmas tree. These sweet little sculptures can also be used for Valentine’s Day keepsakes or guardian angels.
First, decide whether you wish to make an angel with two scallop shells for her dress (first angel photo) or just one (second angel photo). If you are using two shells, place the smaller scallop shell over the top area of the larger one and glue in place.
Bead Head Angel with Skirt of Two Scallop Seashells
For the first angel, glue a round wooden bead at the top of the shells as the doll’s head.
Glue a loop of thread toward the back of the bead to use as a hanger, then add small pieces of doll’s hair to cover the top and back of the bead, followed by a small circle of gold chenille stem as a halo.
With black marker, add two black dots as eyes and a thin curved line as a smile.
Glue two small white seashells in place as arms, then glue a pink silk flower just below the head, between the top of the arms, as shown.
For the second angel, glue a round, smooth seashell on top of a large scallop shell to form the angel’s head and skirt.
Cut a piece of gold chenille stem to fit around the neck of the angel allowing enough length to twist the ends together at the back. Use the scissors to cut off any extra length.
Make a small circle of gold chenille stem as a halo and glue to the top of the angel’s head.
Wings for Both Angels
You will need at least four white feathers for each side of the angel’s wings. Feathers have a natural curve and because you want the feathers to sit nicely together you should choose feathers with basically the same curve for each wing.
Arrange the feathers behind the head and shoulders of the angel and decide whether you want the curve to go up or down.
Cut all the feathers to the same length and glue them in place at the back, just below the head, using small drops of hot glue.