Saturday, November 24, 2007

Christmas craft:Woodland Pinecone Angel

Here's the beautiful angel for this Christmas.All kids get started for this christmas craft attack


medium sized pinecone
sheet moss
dried or silk leaves
wooden disk or wooden ball
tacky glue or white glue
flesh colored craft paint
fine tipped black permanent marker
pink marker, crayon, blush makeup or lipstick
small length of gold rickrack, wire edged ribbon or metallic cord
optional - spray sealer, decoupage medium, or spray paint- invisible thread or fish line


1. For this Christmas craft .Choose a pinecone with open petals and a flat bottom that will stand up fairly straight when placed on a table.

2. You can use two dried leaves as the angel's wings, or four leaves, as shown in the photo. If you use four leaves, glue them together in pairs, using small dots of white glue between the leaves. If desired, protect the leaves with a coating of decoupage medium or spray sealer, or decorate with gold spray paint.Glue the leaves in place at the back of the pinecone, near the top where you will be placing the angel's head.

3. Paint the wooden disk or wooden ball in flesh toned paint and let dry. Draw on the facial features in pencil, then trace over the pencil marks in fine tipped black permanent marker. If desired, add pink cheeks using a small dab of pink marker, or a small smudge of pink blush makeup or pink lipstick.

4. Glue small pieces of sheet moss all around the edge of the wooden disk, or all around the face on a wooden ball.

5. Cut a small length of gold rickrack, gold cord or even thin gold wire and form this into a circular halo at the top of the angel's head. Secure with a dab of glue at the back.

6. If necessary, break off a petal or two at the top of the pinecone to make room for the angel's head. Glue the head in place.

7. If you wish to hang the angel from a Christmas tree or in the window, tie a length of invisible thread or fish line to one of the pinecone petals near the head, at the back. Your Christmas craft is ready.

1 comment:

Jenn said...

Love it! Thanks so much for sharing!
Merry Christmas!!
Jenn (free Christmas craft and decorating ideas ebook!)