OK my fellow crafting friends, Just like the stockings, I'm pretty sure I invented this- let me know if i'm in error- I came upon this idea by accident. When I craft, I usually do two or more things at a time. I was sitting on the floor checking out Christmas lights for the theme trees I make. At the same time I was looking at some organza material I was going to use for an angel I was making. I left the lights on while doing this. I was tired.
I just threw that organza material, it landed on the lights. Would you believe I thought the glow shining though was so beautiful. My pea size brain went into overdrive. I looked at the lights, the organza, the mini tree, the angel head. Well the rest is history. It's sometimes hard to get a picture that shows the lights as they truly are, but here is a tree angel that's a good example:
Here's how I make them: First let me say, I 've tried using different kinds of see though fabric. That certain glow only comes though on Organza types of fabric. It kind of twinkles. I cut out a 10 inch diameter plaque. I always use ponderosa pine... sand and painted it. I use a 24 inch miniture Christmas tree. I secured the tree to the plaque. I drilled holes very close to the base of the tree. I glued a dowel in that tree. I then secured the tree to the dowel. This is to keep the tree from wobbling.
I cut the material to fit around the whole tree as you can see in the picture. Frill it up a bit. I put together the angel, by dressing her head plate and arms to match the dress. Now!!! I drape the gown I secured the head with glue. Make my wings , using my own white peacock feathers, frill it up . Turn the lights that I forgot to tell you to put on the tree. Below is a candy-themed tree angel:
My tree angels stand at least 27 or more inches high. It is a one piece item, and it don't come apart.Once the head is attached , its there to stay. There you go. I've sold and donated a bunch of these. But its really getting very hard to find the printed organza.
And a close up of her face- they often hold ornaments or jewels of some type:
I haven't made any new ones this year yet. I will soon , so I'm showing you what I have left. And of course you should all know by now the camera does not let the glow show as it really is.
Thank you all very much .Your friendship and the support means the world to me. Hugs Marie Antionette