Creations, Burlap Angels

I really wasn’t planning to do anymore burlap creations…or wine bottle creations…but since I still had so much burlap from my recent hoarding stocking up, and there is an occasional wine bottle around here… they just sort of appeared

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flew in if you will!

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Singing!

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These Christmas picks were my inspiration

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In my strange artistic mind they looked like angel wings to me….hmmmm…

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You need some strong and sticky tape, like this package sealing tape

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and tape them to the back of the bottle near the rim

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To cut a straight edge on burlap pull a string out and use that as your channel for cutting

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Cut rectangles 18″ x 24″.  This seems like a lot of burlap but in order for it to cover the whole bottle and poof out it needs to be ample.  Pull a few threads to fringe the edges.  This is the really fun part, I love to pull those strings!

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I just waded up a piece of tape and stuck it into the rim of the bottle to hold the head but glue it if you prefer

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I used round wooden craft beads and painted pink cheeks

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Next a stint at the hair salon

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I gave the angels a few curls with a glue dot

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Now she’s ready for her halo

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Fashion a halo out of a gold pipe cleaner and tape it between her “wings”

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To make her gown fold over the top edge [the long 24″ side of the rectangle] about an inch.  This is going to be her “collar” that covers up the bottle neck.  Wrap the folded edge around the bottle top, gathering and pleating with your fingers while holding it tightly.

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This is where you will start swearing at me thinking negative thoughts but hang in there! Grab a silver pipe cleaner with your third hand, you do have one for these situations, right?  Wrap the pipe cleaner tightly around the bottle just under the fold and twist tightly

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Now  attach another silver pipe cleaner to the back using the previous one to twist it onto

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This pipe cleaner will wrap around to form her arms and hands

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So she can hold her song book!

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Print out some music [the Graphics Fairy] and then glue it on a piece of card stock to make a “book”

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Some of the angels have their arms spread wide as they sing their joyful songs

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Christmas mantel 4 thepaintedapron.com

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The stars twinkle at night

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and the tree is lit with bendable LED lights like I used on our Thanksgiving table

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I hope there is much singing and joy in your heart this holiday season and that you are surrounded by angels!

all angel craft supplies/Hobby Lobby

package tutorial here

LED lights/ Home Goods, Staples

gold stars/ Pier 1, $1 each!!

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15 Responses to “Creations, Burlap Angels”
  1. Very cute! I love the wings:@)

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  2. laurie says:

    How clever and so cute, Jenna! I would never have thought to use those picks as wings. Your mantel looks beautiful. laurie

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  3. Mary says:

    Your hosts of angels are adorable Jenna! I wish I had a third or fourth hand these days for my holiday decorating!

    I’m sending my condolences and bet you have a lot more empty bottles after drowning your sorrows after the Iron Bowl. Unbelievable, hope you and your family have recovered from your loss 🙂

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  4. mrsben says:

    So darn adorable and creative! Thank you for the tutorial. -Brenda-

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  5. So very cute and so very clever!!! Love those angels!!!

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  6. Kim says:

    Beautiful Angels, Jenna! I think the burlap is a perfect balance with the shimmery pipe cleaners. They make a wonderful addition to your decorations! 🙂

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  7. I totally love these! Would like a half dozen or so for myself 🙂 Would love you to link up to our Snickerdoodle Sunday! http://2crochethooks.com/snickerdoodle-sunday/

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  8. These angels are so very sweet and they look beautiful on your mantel.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  9. Oh wow that’s creative! Love them!!

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  10. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life says:

    Wow, I totally adore your burlap angels, how gorgeous and such a fabulous tutorial. Your mantel is so beautiful. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, marty

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  11. Darling angels! You are so creative. I think you were having so much fun creating. Your mantel is beautiful!

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  12. Pattie says:

    These are sooo cute!!

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  13. Sandy Park says:

    Love these darling angels. Jenna, Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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