12 December 2013

Handmade Angel Wings





I love anything related to angels and I swoon over "real" angel wings and carved angel wings.  Though I do have some smaller angel wings from my daughter's fairy days, I have always wanted a large pair, but they have been too pricey for the more realistic ones.


I've had this idea for awhile, but didn't want to buy material, because I knew it would take quite a bit. But a couple of weeks ago I replaced a worn comforter cover that I cut into craft material. So with some chicken wire that I had in the garage and the comforter material,  I set to work.  

My attempt to cut out a shape with some accuracy was dizzying, and I ended up free handing both shapes.





I hung them up for Christmas.  Temporarily here, because I wasn't sure where I wanted to hang them when I finished.




I didn't have to spend anything on this project!























60 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I am in love with all of your angel creations and collections. I can't believe you made this gorgeous piece of wall art with a comforter cover!

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  2. Ah, so sweet! Reminds me of Clarence!! (It's a Wonderful Life.) :-)

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    1. That's my favorite Christmas movie. Little bells would be nice.

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  3. Wow, you did a beautiful job! I love them! I think they would probably look great anywhere you decided to hang them.

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  4. Good job on the angel wings, looks beautiful. Love this corner of the porch room!

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  5. Your wings are beautiful. Rather than homemade, I would say they are "angel made".

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  6. My goodness you are talented ! These are extraordinary! :) Just love them! :)

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  7. Wow, the angel wings are gorgeous. Love the bed and the blue pillow too.

    Hugs from here

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  8. I love your angel wings, absolutely beautiful. Please consider doing a tutorial for those of us, like me, who would love to copy your wings and don't have a clue how to do this. You are super talented. Happy Holidays.

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    1. Thank you, Pat. I'll attempt to explain how I did it, but I probably won't get to it until the weekend. XOXO

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  9. Oh my! How creative...they really are glorious! It's so nice when something turns out even better than we expect! You are so talented my friend. And it's nice to be surrounded by angels. Happy holidays!

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  10. These are just gorgeous! I agree with Pat, we'd love a tutorial. Your wings are some of the prettiest I've seen!
    We'd love to have you share them at WIW.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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    1. Thank you, Patti, that would be sweet.

      I'll attempt to explain how I did it, but I probably won't get to it until the weekend. XOXO

      Su

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  11. wow. looks like a professionally made pair of wings. you did a great job.

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  12. Your angel wings are delightful! They look so wonderfully soft and fluffy!

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  13. Completely sweet and adorable! Lovely touch!

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  14. I can't believe you made those pretty angel wings from an old comforter and chicken wire. Awesome!!

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  15. They are lovely, it was such an excellent idea.

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    1. Thank you, Magali. I hate to waste. The comforter cover had some wear, but I trimmed along the seams and then cut those small areas out of the material.

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  16. Those wings are so adorable. I love them. I am with you on any thing angel. Those wings are too pretty.
    Kris

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    1. Thank you, Kris. Besides chairs, I love angels.

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  17. Angels for Christmas - absolutely perfect!

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  18. Wow, I love the angel wings! They are so sweet!

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  19. I've been meaning to mention this for months now, but every time I open your blog my computer hangs. Your format/background is much larger than other blogs/sites and I need to minimize 4 times (to the point where I can hardly see the text in your top bar or my own writing when I'm commenting) to fit all of it into my screen.
    Just a little friendly head's up :)

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    1. Thank you, Ms. M. that's good to know. I don't see it on Google or Firefox browser. Do you know what browser you are using so I can check it out? Or are you using an i-pad? My daughter has one and I can check it out on hers, (but unfortunately it has been misplaced for a week.)

      Sue

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  20. I think they are WONDERFUL! When you began talking about them, I thought you meant for yourself to wear. Now I am thinking I may want some for my wall!
    OK, that won't go over well here with the "landlord" (as I call him whenever we disagree) but maybe a smaller, fairy size version?
    I am fascinated by the peg board at the foot of the bed. I will stalk you a bit and see if you tell more.

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    1. That's funny. You thought that I was going to wear them!

      They are actually light weight and right now only a tiny nail is holding them up.

      That's an advent calender at the foot of the bed. The pegs open little doors. Inside the doors are ornaments, a candy, and a verse from scripture.

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    2. Just after visiting you earlier we ran out to do errands. One shop I went into had the same advent calender, with the pegs and the doors! I wanted to run right home and tell you about this coincidence. :)
      And I found myself looking at things I could remake into angel wings, but did not find anything just right.

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    3. That's a coincidence! I bought mine around 12 years ago. I used an old comforter full/queen size. I still have close to half the material, so an old queen or king sheet might be enough.

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  21. I have seen similar wings before, and I think they look so pretty on your wall.

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  22. What a fabulous idea for making your wings! They are beautiful and look as pretty of any I have seen!! Thank you for your info on sconces and paint. I have a Ballard sconce on my maybe list...so I need to check out Pottery B. too! I think I'm going to try to work with these walls first...for my hubbys sake. This cottage does take on a french and english feel. I love peoples suggestions....sometimes we look at something too long and think it to death and an outsider can shed some light!! Have a wonderful and blessed week~~~~Roxie

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    1. Thank you, Sweet Vintage of Mine. Today, I was looking at Ballard's online and I noticed a room by Suzanne Kessler that reminded me of your living room's main feature! The photo was filed under her name.

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  23. WOW! Those are stunning. I had not seen your wings before. Thank you for stopping by Tea Cottage Pretties and commenting on my set. I hope to make a big pair of wings one day. Maybe after the holidays. I NEED them for my dress form. Yours are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing. Hugs, Beverly

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  24. Your angel wings are gorgeous and stunning! I can't believe you made them yourself. You are so talented.

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  25. These are just so beautiful. Love them. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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