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Project

Silvery Angel Tree Toppers and Ornaments

Create a heavenly tree by adorning it with delicate silvery angels. These classic Christmas-tree toppers make lovely ornaments as well.

Introduction

Materials

  • Textured foil paper (preferably double-sided), in Pony Skin Silver, from New York Central Art Supply
  • Scissors
  • Scallop scissors
  • Silver cord, 1/16-inch, tinseltrading.com
  • Narrow silver tinsel roping, 1/4-inch, blumchen.com
  • Silver glass ball picks, 25 mm, from B&J Florist Supply, 212-564-6086
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Pencil
  • Template

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Print template; cut out. (If using 1-sided foil paper, as we did, glue 2 sheets back to back.) Trace template onto foil; cut out.

  2. Step 2

    Cut slits as indicated. Cut bottom edge with scallop scissors. Fold down corner at both sides of center slit, creating collar. Curl foil paper, and slide right slit into left slit, creating a conical body with outstretched wings.

  3. Step 3

    Make the Head Cut a 7-inch length of silver cord and a 5 1/2-inch length of tinsel roping. Trim wire on ball pick, leaving 1 inch.  

  4. Step 4

    Knot silver cord ends together, creating a loop for hanging. Bend 1 end of tinsel roping into a 1-inch loop for halo. Tie hanging loop to back of halo.  

  5. Step 5

    Wrap straight end of roping around wire at base of ball pick to attach halo to head.  

  6. Step 6

    Attach Head to Body Insert base of ball pick into foil-paper body. Fasten "neck" to back of conical body with a dab of hot glue.