Aleene's® Cinnamon Stick Angel Garland
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Aleene's® Cinnamon Stick Angel Garland

Aleene's® Tacky Glue makes it easy to create this charming angel garland featuring cinnamon stick arms and bay leaf wings. Cute on your tree, wall or door to add a touch of whimsy to your holiday decorating!
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Aleene's® Original Tacky Glue®
  • Fabric Scraps
  • Wooden Doll Clothespin
  • Acrylic Paint – Flesh Tone and Ivory
  • Paintbrush
  • Drill and Extra Small Drill Bit
  • Needle and Thread – Coordinating Color of Choice
  • Wood Shape, Small – Heart
  • Embroidery Floss – Ivory
  • Cinnamon Sticks
  • Bay Leaves
  • Pearl Beads
  • Wooden Bead
  • Yarn
  • Raffia
  • Wedding Novelty Ring
  • Ribbon, Narrow – Gold
 

Project Instructions

Step 1 For each angel, cut fabric 3"x5".

Step 2 If desired, to create fringe along fabric edge, apply line of Aleene's® Tacky Glue approximately 3/8" from edge of fabric. Let dry, then remove threads to create fringe.

Step 3 Add line of glue to one 3" edge and fold over other 3" edge to create tube. Let glue dry.

Step 4 Drill small hole through neckline of clothespin.

Step 5 With needle and thread, stitch a running stitch along top edge of fabric. Add line of glue around neckline of clothespin. Slip fabric over clothespin, align stitching at neckline (over glue) and pull thread to gather fabric around neckline. Press fabric into glue. Tie off thread to hold gathers in place.

Step 6 Align cut in clothespin so that it faces forward. This will help to assure that you are applying glue correctly for hair. Apply glue to top and back of clothespin head for hair. Cut length of yarn and, starting with one end, press into glue and loop around and around to create hair.

Step 7 Glue heart to end of legs with point of heart facing to back. Let all glue dry completely.

Step 8 Cut embroidery floss to desired length of garland (add extra for ends). Run embroidery floss through neck of angel. Add one cinnamon stick to each side and one pearl to each side (for hands).

Step 9 Determine where you want angel on the garland and tie a double (or triple knot) next to pearl. This will help to keep the angel from moving or shifting on the embroidery floss. Repeat to add more angels to garland. Tie off embroidery floss at end.

Step 10 For wings, glue two bay leaves to back of angel.

Step 11 For halo, glue ring in place on head.

Step 12 Tie ribbon into bow and glue at neckline. Let dry completely.

Step 13 Tie raffia to ends of embroidery floss.

Craft Notes

Crafted for Michaels by Heidi Borchers.