Thursday, December 15, 2011

Angels

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Anyhoo...angels.  We've been talking about angels at Camp Scarlet--can you guess why?

 But we didn't want to just be all talk, so we made these cute clay pot angels. 

First, paint a small clay pot white (ours are 1.5").  You will want to do a couple of coats if you want your angel's robe to actually be white.  Optional--sprinkle glitter on the pots while the paint is still wet.

Next, draw a face on a wooden bead or doll head (ours are 1").  Optional--add hair.  Either draw it on, or glue it on--you could use ribbon, yarn, or moss.

Glue a pipe-cleaner halo on top of the head.

For the wings, fold a length of wired ribbon so that the ends meet in the middle and gather with a twist tie.  Glue wings to angel's back and adjust as desired.

If you'd like to hang your angel on a Christmas tree, use a wooden bead for the head, and glue a loop of ribbon inside the hole before gluing the head to the pot.

A couple of days ago, I told you you'd have to come back to see what we made with our de-sap-ified pine cones, and folks, you're in luck, because today is the day!  And, since this post is about angels, and you're such smart people, I bet you can guess what we made. 

Yup, angels.
 After the cones cooled, we painted them white.  We just held them upright and used a foam brush with downward strokes.  Before the paint dried, we sprinkled the cones with glitter.

Next, I hot glued on a wooden bead head, pipe cleaner halo, and a ribbon for hanging.  The wings are poinsettia bracts and holly leaves left over from my wreath project.  I also added a bouquet of berries.


8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.
9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
 13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
 14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
Luke 2:8-14

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