I recently took part in a handmade Christmas ornament swap
on the Button floozies blog.
The brief was
"Definition of a button ornament:
A Christmas ornament made to hang on a tree or to be a small shelf or table accent, that is decorated with buttons. The buttons do not necessarily need to be the only decoration element of the ornament -- but it should be a main or special element of the decoration. Your ornament should be handmade"
I decided to make some Button Angels as this was a good
excuse to make some more little clay faces which if you are
a regular visitor here, will know I'm just a little bit fond of!!
Each angel consisted of a triangle body and wings shape.
Here's my templates - they're crumpled as I had binned them,
but then thought they might be a useful reference to have on this post.
The bodies were cut from white felt (2 triangles for each angel)
A piece of wood to be glued between the triangles.
I hand stitched the buttons on the fronts
(it didn't take all that long really)
For the back I had sequins on a strip of fabric so they
were easily (and quickly) hot melt glued on.
The heads were hot melt glued onto the tops of the wooden sticks.
The wings were cut from white felt too
and embellished with wide gold ribbon
which I needlefelted on.
All the layers were then put together - a little bit
of hot melt glue down the stick and some hand stitching
down the sides and they were (almost) done.
All they needed now was some hair and a crown.
The hair was wool from a scarf
and the crown some glittery ribbon.
Here's some close ups
(Do you like the colour of our bedroom wall by the way - lol)
I glued a loop of gold thread at the back so they could hang.
All the three ladies I was grouped with have now received
their angels and I'm delighted that they are pleased with them.
I also received three lovely ornaments back which I'll blog
Thank you all for a lovely swap
and to Laurie of Button Floozies for organising this.
Finally, thank YOU for looking xx