Angel Tree Topper
Give any Christmas tree a heavenly touch with this lovely angel topper, a perfect Handmade Holiday gift for someone special.
The Martha Stewart Show, December 2008
- Roll a 4-inch-wide strip of wrapping paper into a tube and secure with double-sided tape. Make the diameter of the tube as large as needed to fit the top of your tree.
- Attach two large wings to a 5-by-1-inch strip of card stock with hot glue. Glue the center of the back of the strip to the rolled paper tube, about an inch from the bottom.
- Place wings and tube face down. Glue a 5-inch spun-glass halo to the back of the tube, about 1/2 inch from the top. Set this piece aside.
- Attach a 4-inch spun glass halo to a 2 1/2-inch spun-glass halo with hot glue, lining up the centers. Glue a Dresden halo to the center of the other side of the 4-inch halo.
- Glue the group of three halos onto the front of the rolled paper, between the wings and about an inch from the top, with the Dresden halo facing out.
- Remove wings from die-cut angel with a craft knife. Attach a Dresden medallion to the base of the neck with hot glue. Glue the angel head to the group of halos at front of tube.
- Create a cloud at the top of the tree with polyester craft batting. Place the topper above the batting on the tree.
- Wrapping paper
- Double-sided tape
- Card stock
- Large Dresden wings
- Hot-glue gun and glue sticks
- 5-inch, 4-inch, and 2 1/2-inch spun-glass halos
- Dresden halo ("Oval Nimbus")
- Die-cut angel
- Craft knife
- Dresden medallions
To create the cloud, we used polyester craft batting. For the ornament, we used a 4-inch spun-glass halo, monofilament (fishing line), and a Radiant Starburst Dresden.
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