Inexpensive, fabric doilies are usually very lacey, feminine and pretty. Here’s how to use those pretty doilies to make angel decorations that can be displayed in two different ways.
- 3 Doilies (Each slightly smaller than the last – I used an 8 inch, 6 inch and 5 inch doily)
- Doll face and hands
- Paper or silk flowers
- Hot glue
- small wooden knob or doll pin
- String pearls for halo
- decorative trim or lace scrap
Craft Project Instructions:
The photo can’t show how adorable these angels are, but displayed flat, they are very pretty!
Refer to the photo often while assembling your angel. Glue a small piece of decorative trim or lace around the doll head neck, gluing the ends of the trim at the back. Glue a little strand of pearls around her neck on top of the lace or trim.
Glue the centre of the middle size doily to the bottom of the doll head. Glue the largest doily to the medium size doily, matching the centres. You have now created a double layer skirt for your angel. You can use only one doily for this, but two looks nicer.
Fan fold your smallest doily to create wings. Wrap a piece of ribbon around the centre of your fan fold and tie securely in a knot. Tie a bow and trim the ribbon length to extend just to the end of the doily.
Glue your wing doily just below the neck of the doll on the doily. Glue at the centre of the wing and at the bottom centre of each wing.
Lay your doily out flat and decide where the hands should be placed. Try to find a whole in the doily that the ends of the arms can be inserted in. Glue the hands in place.
Glue a small strand of pearls to the head for a halo. Add a single flower to the back of the head top. Tie together a little bunch of paper or silk flowers with a piece of ribbon and glue to the doily, placing the bouquet between the angel’s hands.
The wooden knob or doll pin raises the angel centre slightly and looks much nicer if this is added, though it is not absolutely necessary. Glue your wooden knob (flat side up) to the underside of the largest doily directly under the doll head.