Angel Ornament

Materials

  • Recycled plastic fruit cup
  • Polyform Sculpey Pluffy Clay: Beige, Brown
  • Paper clip
  • Blue ribbon, 1/8”-wide
  • Chenille stems: metallic gold; furry white, two
  • Wiggle eyes, two

Tools

  • Blue acrylic paint
  • Fine-tip markers: red, black
  • Pink powdered blush or chalk
  • Parchment-lined baking sheet and oven
  • Thick tacky glue

Basic Supplies

scissors, ruler, toothpicks, container of water, paintbrush, sponge scrap, paper towels, newspaper (to cover work surface), clothespin

Directions

STEP 1

  • Condition clay separately in hands until soft and pliable. If clay cracks, keep conditioning. Roll 1-1/2” Beige clay ball (head). Roll tiny Beige clay ball (nose); press onto head. Insert paper clip into back of head (for hanger).

STEP 2

  • Roll 1” Brown clay ball and flatten on work surface; press onto top of head (for hair). Use toothpick to draw details on hair. Roll two thin Brown clay logs; wrap logs around toothpick to make curls. Remove curls from toothpick and press onto sides of head.

STEP 3

  • Position head on parchment-lined baking sheet and bake in oven at 275º for seven minutes. Let cool. Remove from oven.

STEP 4

  • On covered work surface, use sponge scrap to paint outside and inside of clean fruit cup blue. Let dry. Apply second coat if needed. Let dry.

STEP 5

  • Turn blue cup upside down on work surface (for gown). Cut gold chenille stem same size as top edge of gown (for necklace). Use toothpick to apply glue on necklace; adhere onto gown. Let dry. Apply glue to bottom of head; press on top of gown. Let dry several hours or overnight to secure.

STEP 6

  • Form 1/2” gold chenille circle (halo); adhere onto top of head. Let dry. Form one furry white chenille stem into heart shape (wings). Adhere wings to back of angel under hanger. Let dry.

STEP 7

  • Wrap remaining furry white chenille stem onto bottom edge of gown; trim ends. Apply glue on chenille stem with toothpick; press along bottom edge of gown. Hold in place until dry using clothespin. Remove clothespin when dry.

STEP 8

  • Adhere wiggle eyes on face. Use paintbrush to apply blush or chalk on cheeks. Use red marker to draw mouth. Use black marker to draw eyelashes and eyebrows. Let dry.

STEP 9

  • Cut 9” blue ribbon length; insert ribbon into top of hanger and knot ends.
by Sandy Rollinger
Angel Ornament
Angel Ornament