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Hazel Nature-Inspired Angel

Hazel Nature-Inspired Angel
Hazel Nature-Inspired Angel
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Break away from tradition with these nature crafts that will surely impress all of your holiday guests as they wonder where you got such a lovely angel decoration. This Hazel Nature-Inspired Angel has been fashioned out of a empty wine bottle. Instead of the traditional white and gold, nature art projects like this use shades of brown and bronze to make this sweet little angel. Let these nature projects stand on your mantelpiece where they will be ready to welcome your guests with their regal appearance.

Estimated Cost$31+

Time to CompleteWeekend project

MaterialsBeads, Fabric, Glass, Nature Material, Paint, Recycled Materials

Primary TechniqueGreen Crafting

Intermediate

SeasonWinter

HolidayChristmas

Materials List

  • Empty 300ml clear glass wine bottle
  • Polystyrene ball with a diameter of 65mm
  • Two wing-shaped seed pods
  • 3.4" wide dark brown stretch lace trim
  • 15-20 free form flat-sided bronze large hole freshwater pearl beads
  • 0.3" wide light brown satin ribbon
  • Dark brown curly synthetic doll hair
  • Mod Podge
  • Dala bronze antique rub
  • Flesh-colored acrylic paint
  • Acrilex Cola air dry polystyrene glue
  • Artline 210 Fineliner black pen
  • Blush, brown palette eye shadow and small make-up brush
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Quick-drying matt spray varnish
  • Paintbrush
  • Small kitchen knife
  • Small plastic bowl and spoon

Instructions

  1. Remove the label, wash the bottle, and allow to dry upside-down overnight. Tip: If necessary, use mineral turpentine to remove any glue residue from where the label was stuck.

  2. In the plastic bowl, mix some Mod Podge and antique rub. Do not be too concerned if there are small lumps of antique rub in the mixture, as the lumps will be smoothed out when applying the mixture with a paintbrush.

  3. Use the paintbrush and add a coat of the Mod Podge mixture to the outside of the bottle. Do not paint the base of the bottle but make sure that you paint all the way up to the top lip of the bottle. Allow to dry thoroughly.

  4. Use the paintbrush and the antique rub to add an uneven wash to the seed pods, and then spray the seed pods on both sides with the varnish. Allow to dry thoroughly.

  5. Use the knife to make an opening in the polystyrene ball. The opening must be big enough so that the polystyrene ball can fit snugly onto the bottle. Add polystyrene glue to the hole and push the ball onto the bottle. Allow the glue to dry for two hours.

  6. Paint the polystyrene ball with the flesh paint and allow to dry. Repeat and allow to dry again.

  7. Use the glue gun to glue a piece of lace trim around the bottom of the bottle to make her dress. Cut off the remaining lace and add a second piece that overlaps with the first to complete the dress.

  8. Hot glue a row of pearl beads around the top edge of the second lace trim to add detail to her dress.

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