DIY Projects & Crafts How to Create Angel Wings Floral Art A heavenly décor idea is brought down to earth with a few natural—albeit, ethereal—elements: baby's breath, skeleton leaves, and ornamental pampas grass. By Martha Stewart Editors Martha Stewart Editors An article attributed to "Martha Stewart Editors" indicates when several writers and editors have contributed to an article over the years. These collaborations allow us to provide you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information available.The Martha Stewart team aims to teach and inspire readers daily with tested-until-perfected recipes, creative DIY projects, and elevated home and entertaining ideas. They are experts in their fields who research, create, and test the best ways to help readers design the life they want. The joy is in the doing. Editorial Guidelines Updated on March 15, 2019 Share Tweet Pin Email Pampas grass makes a beautiful statement in arrangements by adding texture, height, and a certain bohemian quality with its large feathery plumes. For our romantic Valentine's Day party inspired by the love story of Romeo and Juliet, we crafted a larger-than-life pair of angel wings by grouping pampas grass with other natural elements in a neutral hue: baby's breath, skeleton leaves, Italian ruscus, and ferns. These varieties were preserved and bleached, and sourced from around the world—Holland, Japan—but you may craft something of your own vision with greenery from your own backyard. What You'll Need Materials Pampas grass, baby's breath, Italian ruscus, and ferns Wooden skewers Chicken wire Floral wire Wire cutters Wooden dowels Floral shears (Martha Stewart Flat Nose Bypass and Needle Pruner) Removable hooks (Limo Heavy Duty Adhesive Hooks) Instructions Using wire cutters, cut chicken wire into long strips. Roll strips into tubes and secure a seam on each with floral wire. Outline the shape of your wings on a cleared workspace. Reinforce the wingspan by attaching a wooden dowel along the length of each wing, from the top of the shoulder to the tip. Cut chicken wire to fill in the shape of each wing, securing again with floral wire. Add bunches of preserved greenery to the outline, weaving stems through the chicken wire to secure it. (Note: This also makes for a much faster application.) Use long stems of pampas as your angel wing "feathers," secure skeleton leaves to wooden skewers as branches, and cluster greenery in lighter colors at the edges of where the wings meet, gradually spreading out this lighter color into an ombre effect and giving a sense of depth to the overall composition. Mount angel wings to a wall or ceiling using command hooks.