Heavenly Angel

By  The Domestic Diva  for  The Testor Corporation

Decorate your home this holiday season with this beautiful angel made from fabric and freezer paper! Gold designs are airbrushed using lace and a paper doily as stencils, giving this angel her sparkle and shine.

  • Angel Back
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  • Ivory sheer fabric, 18”x45”
  • Lace, 8”x8” scrap
  • FloraCraft Foam Cone, 6”
  • Paper doily, 12” circle
  • Gold ball Christmas ornament of choice, 1-1/2” diameter
  • Gold wire, 22- or 24-gauge
  • Gold headpins, three
  • Round pearls, three
  • Small green leafy Christmas sprig
  • Reynolds Freezer Paper


  • Testors Aztec Airbrush System
  • Testors Aztec Airbrushable Pearl Gold Acrylic Paint (available at or
  • Wire cutters
  • Paintbrush, 1”
  • Fast Finish Découpage
  • Adhesives: Stencil Ease Repositionable Stencil Adhesive, Elmer’s Craft Glue

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, marker, tape, craft knife, toothpicks, iron and pressing surface, knitting needle or skinny pen, newspaper (to cover work surface)

Pattern - Heavenly Angel

  • Angel Templates
  • 1. Download and print angel body and wing template.
  • 2. Follow directions to assemble body template.
  • Angel
  • 1. From sheer fabric and freezer paper, cut one 16" square for angel body and three 8" squares for wings. Set wings aside.

    Step 1
  • 2. Iron sheer fabric onto all freezer paper squares. (Note: Freezer paper will keep fabric stable while you work.)

    Step 2
  • 3. Place 16" bonded fabric/paper square onto work surface with paper side up. Using template, trace one 12" circle onto freezer paper with marker. (Note: Circle will be visible through the sheer fabric.) Using marker, place dot in center of circle.

    Step 3
  • 4. With fabric side up, use one-inch paintbrush to paint even coat of découpage on circle outline. Straddle line with center of brush to place découpage half inside and half outside of line. (Note: This will prevent fabric edge from fraying when cut.)

    Step 4
  • 5. When dry, spray back side of 12-inch paper doily with repositionable stencil adhesive. Align doily with fabric circle and press to adhere.
  • 6. Over covered work surface, use airbrush to paint doily gold.

    Step 6
  • 7. When dry, carefully peel away doily, then fabric, from freezer paper.

    Step 7
  • 8. Drape fabric over foam cone, matching dot to cone center.

    Step 8
  • 9. For angel wings, place one 8" square onto work surface with paper side up. Trace wing template onto square using marker.

    Step 9
  • 10. Use paintbrush to evenly coat entire fabric-side surface of each 8" square with découpage.
  • 11. When completely dry, bond all three squares as follows: Remove freezer paper from one square and place square on layer with wing outline. Paint with more découpage, which will bond fabrics together. Repeat with third wing and let dry.
  • 12. Spray adhesive on back of lace and place over wing shape. (Note: Lace should cover wing completely.)

    Step 12
  • 13. Over covered work surface, airbrush wing with gold paint. When completely dry, remove lace and cut out wing on marker line. Carefully peel away freezer paper.

    Step 13
  • 14. For angel head, remove hanger/top from ball ornament. Place enough toothpicks in hole of ornament to fill space. Adhere toothpicks to ball; let dry.

    Step 14
  • 15. Wrap gold wire around knitting needle or skinny pen five times to form coiled ring small enough to cover toothpicks. Cut off excess wire.
  • 16. Use craft knife to make small "x" cut into fabric over dot on cone. Insert toothpicks into spiral wire and push into dot in fabric, leaving about 1/4" space between head and body.

    Step 16
  • 17. To form angel halo, double wrap wire around any round 1-1/2" object (such as a glue bottle). Slide wire off container. Make 45-degree bend in excess wire, leaving a 2-1/2" tail. Smooth out any kinks in wire circle.

    Step 17
  • 18. Wrap opposite wire end around bend and cut off excess.

    Step 18
  • 19. Push wire stem into cone behind angel's head.

    Step 19
  • 20. For angel arms, cut 8" wire length. Stick wire through cone, 1/4" below neck, leaving equal amount of wire on each side. Bend wire to form angled arms.

    Step 20
  • 21. Stick wire ends through ornamental Christmas sprig and loop ends.

    Step 21
  • 22. Insert one headpin through each pearl. To attach wings on angel back, position one pearl at top of wings and push pearl headpin into cone. Place remaining pearl headpins at middle and at bottom to secure wings in place.

    Step 22