Needle Felt Angel Tree Topper
Needle Felt Angel Tree Topper
Needle Felt Angel Tree Topper, An Elegant DIY Angel with Multiple Wing PatternsThis Needle Felt tutorial will show you how to make your own diy angel tree topper for your Christmas tree. We will incorporate needle felting wool, wool felt and some simple, easy to get supplies to create an angel tree topper that anyone can make!
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Hi everyone. I'm Marie and we are coming to you live from Living Felt because it's happy,
And happy holidays to all of you and happy Thursday to people on the other side of the timeline. Thank you so much for being here today. We are going to make DIY felt angel tree toppers. This is just one example of a very plain elegant angel. We're going to look at multiple wing patterns and multiple wing styles, different ways to make your dress. And I'm very excited to do this with you. This is our last show of the year, and we're just so happy that you all are here joining us today. So if you're brand new, say this is my first. You'll see everyone's checking in, in the live chat. So when you participate in the conversation, you get entered to win prizes at the end of the show. And if you're watching the replay, that's the full replay of wooly Wednesday comment down below.
Or if you're watching the shortcut comment down below and let us hear your favorite takeaways, you guys get entered to win prizes two. So on that note, I want to start by saying hi to a couple of people. Hi, to Kathy in RO I in Rhode Island, Elizabeth in Florida says, it's her first show. Thank you for being here. I'm Susan in Iowa and Linda in Kentucky, Deb Sawyer. We here, it's your first show too. Welcome to the live show. SU Z is in Australia. She says it's Thursday morning, bright and early. Hope you have your coffee or your tea. Ready to go? Hi to Donna. So she got her email and so remembered about the show. Glad you could be her Donna. Hi to Melinda, Kathy. Nicole, how are AKA Susan? I heard is the one who's here, Christina and Poland says she's having surgery on Friday.
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And more and more than I can tell you.
So, oh my gosh. <Laugh> not note. I think somebody, somebody has something funny. <Laugh> who ever, so I did want to ask you guys since you're all like right here. Mm-Hmm <affirmative> do you guys know what angels eat their tortilla chips with <laugh> tortilla chips with guac. Holy, I read it and I was like, that's bad. I probably should just say it. Oh gosh. Thanks. Y'all happy holidays.
It's like a little, thank you all so much for being here. Happy Wednesday or a Thursday, wherever you are in the world. These are the fairies. That is our crew. Who's here today. There are a few more than could be here today, but we're so grateful for all of them. We are Living Felt based in central Texas. We are also felting tutorials.com. That's our online school. And thank you for being here for the live show where there's no kit for today. We're going to share all the supplies with you. Let me just pull those up real quick. These are the supplies we're using. There is a pattern and I'll be showing that to you. You can check the links in the description down below for the patterns. You can see what you need there. We're going to be working on multiple parts of our little angel today.
And I want to tell you that this angel, the initial design was it for it to be a flat pack angel. So that means it can be kind of a temporary angel that you disassemble and pack away. So she doesn't get damaged, or you can make her more permanent. Will we be going over that as we go together? So we just, we threw up the supply list very quickly, but if you follow the link in today's description for the supplies and the patterns, I really hope we added that. You pull up the supply list. There you go. That's what I was doing. If, if you follow the link in the description, it'll take you to the landing page for the video. You'll see the products that we have for this. And then I am going to be sharing a few things with you today that are just straight off of Amazon.
Some come from the craft store. I'll tell you what all of those are. And we do have links in the description, just if you're, if you're looking for them. Okay, cool. So flat Peck angel or angel tree topper is what we're making today. There's a few different versions and you can grab the pattern for the wings and we'll get to that chapter in a minute. You ready? Holly? I'm okay. Thanks everyone for being here. Last week we made our needle felted ballerinas, and we're going to build on those lessons today. The first thing we're going to do, let me get all this stuff out of the way is we're going to make our, our mature. Yeah, the first thing we're going to do is make our armature and what we have here is we're 22 gauge wire armature. You can use something heavier if you want.
But I'm going to be using the 22 gauge cuz that's what we have. I was telling the gals that our 20 gauge armature is still on a boat, probably with a lot of people's other stuff. So let's make this armature. It's a little different than the, a ballerina that we made last week. And we are going to get through this section and we're going to like break in between the sections and answer your questions as we go there, wrong mouth. So hold on, just trying to cue up this here. Okay, here we go. We're going to take two wire Arma and find the middle. Mine are 16 inches long. So in the middle, like the very middle, I'm going to twist these together about an inch and a half. So you can mark yours. If you want. For the sake of this little demonstration, I'm not going to notice I'm holding it right in the middle.
I'm going to open these up and just do, do like two, three twists to start. Just twist them very tight and then twist this side. Just twist them very tight. Don't go far. We just want to make like an inch and a half and stretch these out. And I will measure this for us. Where's my measuring. I okay. I want it to be about an inch and a half long. So I need to go. I think that's about how long I want it. We're going to make a little shoulder bridge here because I don't have any stronger. I do have stronger wire, but I didn't want it to be an 18 gauge wire. I just wanted it to be, I kind of graceful and easily posed. That's pretty good about an inch and a quarter inch and a half is, is fine. So now what we're going to do is take, this is going to be the head loop, which we often make.
So we're going to fold one piece of wire in half here. We're going to give this a pretty good little pinch, use your wire cutters. And I hope everyone can see, okay. Should I bring the foam in so we can see, would it be easier to see over the foam Holly? Yeah, I think it would be a little bit. Okay. Let me bring my foam in here. Yeah, maybe that'll help you. Okay. So here's a, here's our wire starting there. And then this is going to be our head wire a lot, like our ballerinas that we did last week, me set this off to the side. We are going to make this little head loop here and we don't want it to go too far. I want this to be one inch or slightly longer, depending on your HeadStyle. So if you're making a round head, it's a only going to be an inch long in total. If you're making a more pointed or egg shaped head, it can be maybe a quarter or a half inch longer. So what I want you to do is just give it two good twists to start, cuz we don't want it to be too long. One inch, I'm going to give it one more.
Mm. And that's pretty good right there. So we just want it about an inch long. I'm going to give it one more. If the, the thing about this head loop part, if it's too long, you can cut the very tip right there. So if it's too long, you can cut it. What we want to do is form a little shoulder bridge here. So these bottom wires are going to come down and become the torso. These are arm wires. This one's going to come down and become the torso. You don't have to twist it yet just like that. And this one is going to come up here and join the arms to create some strong little arms. So just get that right in the middle. You don't even have to worry about twisting over the shoulder joint. It's really not that important. And then what we're going to do is just twist this together nice and tight.
So the way to get that even is to form a nice V here and then twist, twist, twist, twist it very tight and twist to just go ahead and twist to the end and do this on both sides. So twist all the way down and we can cut it if it's too long anywhere. But what we want is about, we want five inches from the center of the head. So twist it all the way down, do that on both sides. And then we're just going to twist the torso here because this is an angel tree topper. This is what we're going to do. And we're going to jump because y'all, this is a, this is a buildup on so many things that we've done over the year or over time. This is what our whole body of our angel is going to be built upon. So we have, when you measure from here out, it's going to be five inches from the center of the torso or say, you're aligning with the spine.
And the neck out to the end of the arm is five inches. That's for this style of doll. This SI height of our <affirmative> angel, a true wingspan of the hands might be longer in a real human. And when you're working on this little figure, they're going to seem too long for her. But once you see her in the full doll fashion, it'll all make sense. So what we're going to do is like, like last week when we started with our ballerinas, what we're going to do is first start wrapping the neck. You're going to wrap the neck. I'm just going to demonstrate this quick, cuz we're going to jump through the parts to get to the parts that are new. You're going to start first wrapping the neck with your skin to I'm using clay today on my angels. So start wrapping the neck. Don't go too thick on the neck because you can always come back and then you're going to start wrapping around the torso.
Now you can do this part with your core wool if you want to, but I'll tell you that. I mean the torso part, but we're not going to do that much. So you're going to wrap the neck to the torso and then you're going to wrap the hand to the wrist just like we did last week. So let me take you there. This is what's different about last week. This is the base of our angel. We're going to wrap the skin tone only to the wrist because I'm going to wrap this to match your dress color. And that way the brown or whatever skin tone it is, won't show through when you needle felt. So start with the neck and the torso, then wrap the wrist up the arm and I'll do this one right now for anyone who's new. If you missed last week, this is spinoff of our little tiny Waldorf ballerina.
So we want to take our fiber. This is our MC one fiber. It might be different than what you have. What is nice about this is it's going to really grip onto itself and be very easy to kind of dry felt even with your fingers. We start writing, we start twisting right here, just above the end of the wrist. So here not right at the end, twist the body instead of wrapping the wool around twist towards the end, just being nice and even, and then when you get here, you don't need to put a wool on there to get started. What we're going to do is just bend this back in and you might decide now, like what's the front of her body. And what's the back to me that feels like the front, the flatter part actually for me, feels like the front and the rounded part feels like the back.
So I'm going to twist it this way and bend in that hand just a little bit. You end up just, you know, maybe bending it in a quarter of an inch. So you lose about a half inch there total. So once it's bent over and make sure you don't have any sticky out wires, then we're going to wrap very, very tight. We only want to wrap the hand to the wrist here, hand to the wrist and take your time and make it nice. And even cuz you only get one run of this now, unlike last week I don't treat these arms. I haven't treated these arms with any fabric hard. That's totally up to you and optional. But I didn't do that. The most important thing is that everything is nice and even mine's going to be a little chunky cuz it's always chunky when I'm live <laugh> for some reason, it's always chunky when I'm live. Okay.
Okay, here we go. So when we do it like this, right now, we're like dry felting in our hands. Just a little bit with this MC one fiber, you can do that and it really will grip on itself. And then yes, we're going to needle felt it a little bit and just get it to lay down. So you have wire under there. You're going to have to go at a very, very shallow angle and try and tack it all down. If you just can't get it, then yes, you can go back in with your, Aileenes 50 50 solution fabric hardener, whatever you have. But you just want to tack it down with your needle and then we're going to wrap, wrap the arm and wrap this bodice. I'm using MC one in cotton white. And the most important thing really is to work in nice little thin strips that you can control.
That's how you keep it from being lumpy and bumpy is that you tease it out. Whatever that width is, you tease it out into these really narrow little strips. So you want to control 'em again, you can start up just from where you are, just from where you terminated or just where you want to go so that you can kind of snake your way back around. Let's wrap this arm. It just gives you a place to grip on. If you start right there on the wire wrap over the end of the wrist. So we feel like we have a little SL leave here and I always do that. You don't, you know, you don't have to you don't have to have so much brown under there, but it just tends to be my way.
And then wrap your way back up the arm. <Laugh> sticky. Y'all like the sticky Audi wires. I think that's technical terms. <Laugh> now you can go back over these arms, you know, anywhere you want to add, but I would say the more even and uniform, you can get it in the initial wrap. Like if you're willing to unwrap and go back and get it even in the first place, the less fixing you have to do. So I always reach a point where I switch hands and then I'm turning this instead of the body. If this gets too wide right here, like, so you can't control the lumpiness. Then what you can do is just before you go too much further is tease it a little bit thinner and that will give you some room to control it a little more instead of it bossing you around.
Just remember you're the boss of the wool. It tries to get a little bossy. Okay. When we get here to the shoulder, the reason I left this, the way it is because we're going to kind of go over the shoulder and then around you come from a shoulder around the torso, right there, wrapping around there, and then you can go over the B around the body. You can go back over the other side. I tend to make the back, you know, straight across, but this is kind of how we want to do it. You can also go around again and back over, which is what I would do. So you come across the front, around the waist, back to the front and then back over this side. And now you have this complete wrap and anything else can be patched in all of this. And this can be patched in all you really want is that solid coverage and come complete wrap. So I'm going to do that and I'm going to needle felt this down. And if there are any questions, getting us up to this point, now's a good time to ask them
The Kim had asked if you could make other sizes of angels. You know, we were talking about our size
A little bit. Yes, yes. You could absolutely make them any size. So last week we made a little like what, four to five inch doll. So you could make a little tiny one. You could use that wire armature. You can use this wire armature and you can use anything in between. Just try and work out your sizes. What I will tell you as I think I mentioned at least briefly in the beginning is that a normal human arm span is the arm span would be equal to the height of the being. So this angel is going to be about 14 inches tall, which we thought seemed like a nice height for an angel tree topper. And having her arm span of seven inches actually made her look odd. She just looked too army for being so graceful and Cone shaped, which is what we were going for. So play with that a little bit. And especially with a delicate female figure, you might be making a male angel, you know is you might be different. You might want him to look more powerful, but with a female figure, you might want to shorten that arm span just a little bit. So she looks a little more delicate. So there's a balance and you can play with it just by just by making the armature figures. Okay.
And then the other question was, is do you have to use the fabric stiffener? And is there another alternative that you, you
Would recommend? I, I don't, I don't often use the fabric stiffener. So last week was probably the first time y'all saw me use it on a figure that I can think of since the doll tutorial, which was 2017. So, I mean like on a needle felted figure, I don't often use the fabric hardener so if some people are talking about PVA glue and can you use that look, some glues will get tacky and some glues will yellow over time. Some things are acid free and some things are not. So if you are wanting to use a fabric hard, remember first that we're just creating a diluted a diluted solution. It's 50, 50 water and fabric hard. The second is I really use it sparingly and you don't want to coat your pieces so much that it's visible or they become, you know, a new substance, so to speak.
So, but I would choose something that is made for fabric and is acid free and diluted. So find what you can locally. Yeah, I like that Dawn said, she's now going to start every felting session with, okay, well I'm the boss. <Laugh> that is a good plan Dawn <laugh> okay. Now I have it, the needle felted my arm over here, which I need to do is getting a little roughed up. Ideally you would, you know, felt that before you go too far, that's me just jumping, finishing my little run here. So it is a little tricky if you're new when you're doing these little parts, but just take your time. And I do usually use my finest needles. This is my yellow 42 triangle. I was just using the green 40 triangle, which is the also a fine needle, but not our finest.
And you want to just needle fault these down and notice the angle is like 45 or more shallow to make sure you're not hitting that wire. And then just flip it over and do the other side, cuz you don't want to poke all the way through. You don't want to be hitting the foam right here. If you hit the foam, then you're going to be making a mess on the other side. And I feel like in the essence of time, I'm just going to have to fakey needle felter. Okay. What other questions do we of before we jump from here just while I finish up covering her little body parts, we don't have a lot of questions. No, we're fine. Some about the needles, which you touched on already, already across the back here, I'm just going to cover, you know, just cover your parts now. It's fine, cuz really we're just putting a little covering on there.
So cover the parts that need to be covered with the MC one can pull it off. You can patch wool wherever you need. You don't always have to wrap around around. So this is the back and most of the back is going to be covered by the wings and it doesn't have to V down the back of the back, like it does across the front. Okay. Barbara says no time to chat. She's busy watching <laugh> that's funny. <Laugh> yeah, there were a couple people saying they had to run out. So this is available for replay later. Yeah, we do a replay and I want to thank Sammy. I think I don't Sammy. I tell us how to pronounce your last name. I want to say it's Jared. We asked for suggestions of what do we call, not the full replay, but the condensed version and so brilliant.
And so simple Sammy said shortcuts, which I thought was like, that is exactly the name. So Sammy we're going to be sending you a prize. I don't know where you are in the world. You could be in the Netherlands, but wherever you are Sammy, we're going to be sending you a prize for that name. So we're going to start a new playlist called shortcuts. And what we're doing is we're still experimenting, but it'll be the wooly Wednesday tutorial. If there was one, there's not always a tutorial, but when there is the Wooly Wednesday tutorial, shortened, and we're playing with weather to have voiceover on it, which means we have to get back in here and record it or do we just put it to music and have subtitles or captions? Whatever, I guess it's subtitles. So not subtitles, captions, captions. Yeah. Captions. That's we're we're playing with.
Okay. So this is my very rough body of an angel and I hope y'all will forgive me for that. But there she is, she's basically covered. And what you want to do is really take your time before you go to the next phase and get this all worked out. Now what she needs is ahead besides a wardrobe, you know, work, she needs ahead. Last week, our head was this big. This was the head for our little doll this week. Our head is this big. So if you don't know how to needle felt a ball, please revisit last week's video where we made our little ballerina she's around here somewhere. This is the ballerina that we made last week, espresso, clay, and caramel. So her head is the same size as one. And this is our head for today. Now you can make more of an egg shaped head.
So here's my quick and very brief. I'm going to be very brief on this tip, but this is the egg shape for the head. If you want to make it an egg shape for today. This head, let me say is, I, I know you want the measure minutes. It's about an inch and a quarter. This today's head is an inch and a quarter. This one is not wrapped in skin tone yet. So it's about an inch and a half tall and about, you know, you can go up to an inch and a quarter around as well. Once you have all of the fiber on, this is what it looks like. If you go for this oval head, you're going to want neck wire a little bit longer. And here's why we're about to Mount our head. But for the oval shaped head, what you see is that there's more neck showing in the back and you're going to want, especially, I mean, you can have a long, long neck angel if you want or doll, whatever, but you'll see that the wire is going to be here and the chin is a little more forward.
So go ahead and make your neck wire, at least a quarter inch or a half inch longer. If you're going to make an oval shaped head, we're going to stick with round today. I'm pretty happy with the round shaped head. We're getting our, all our alls aren't here yet, but they are on the way they're on the way and they're not on a boat. So they're going to be here faster than you. It's good to know. Yeah. Before, before you know it. So here we go. We're going to bring our little angel to life. I'm not going to take the time to glue it to at the moment. Catherine says you're teaching us perfectionists who can have fun. <Laugh> I'm, I'm honestly not much of a perfectionist, but okay. So here we go. There is our head Mount and you want to fix her securely then go ahead and give a little, a little dabble. Doya with your glue gun here and let's get it in there securely. Oh, I'm going to need a glue stick today. Here we go.
Back to it and a little glue just to, just to have it on there, right there. Okay. So we have our body rough and our head ready to go. And now we want to add our hair. I feel I can hardly stand this. Looking at her is driving me crazy is driving me nuts that she's not finished. Yeah. I don't know what to do about that. Okay. So now for our hair now for this this pretty angel here, here's her hair. We're just giving her a bun. This is a hand blend actually of the two colors we used last week, which was barn and sand dun. But the shortcut to blending your own is to use something like this is Pueblo, which is a Marino silk blend and more blended than mine, which was just two colors. Or you could use spice. And we've used, I think both of these on dolls in the past, I'm going to stick, I think with Pueblo, cuz it to the most similar that you're looking at today and to make this hair, we are going to take just a, just a split of this and it doesn't need to be all that long.
What we need is enough hair to kind of go around her head and to the back a bit. It really doesn't need to be too, too long. So from here to here, I'm going to still art with that.
This might even be more, more hair than I need. We'll see if we, if we need to get to the back, we can, we can cut it if we need to now go ahead and split this. I don't worry about the blends matching. I like when they're a little bit different, you know, from side to side, but we are going to start with, she's going to have basically a down the middle of her head. So we will start as always by putting our wool to look like you're going to straddle it, but we're not going to straddle the head. We're going to make our dividing line to see how far forward do I want to come. I want it to be a little bit back, like a Whit peak right there. We're going to make our join. I'm lousy at parts, by the way, as an adult. And my hairdresser always says, how do you part your hair?
I'm like, I don't, I don't part it. It just, whatever it does is fine. <Laugh> in that case, my hair's the boss of me. Okay there. So we are going to give her that really bad hair and then good hair. So here we go. There's now we have good hair wrapped around the back and we're going to do the same thing on the other side. One thing about Pueblo and these colors, their Merino Silk blends. So they are a little more, they have a little bit more of the flyaways. So you might just find yourself, peeling them away. You know, the silk tends to fly away out a little bit. Okay. So getting a lot of love though. People love the hair. Oh yeah. Pueblo <laugh> Pueblo is pretty easy. It's like INSTO, Presto. Good looking hair. Can we, can we just make wigs out of Pueblo? Don't going for the big blow. Okay. So here we go. Just find that middle where you were and that's where you're going to want a needle felt it right there. I'm air I'm felting in the air, which I don't like to do.
So just needle felt again, down the joint. You can always go back and needle felt it in over the top. Just get, get it in. Good used whatever needle feels good. I'm using a 40, you can use a 38, whatever you have now. See as usual, my part's off the center, I'm keeping it. Cuz that's Marie. <Laugh> an uneven part. That is so mean. Okay. So now you see where we have this little foldy uppi bit. So what we want to do is come in, you can come in with your most delicate knee needle where you want to, and we're going to needle felt right in the part. But you know, you can also needle felt wherever you want to accent the stripes. And it's going to give her hair even a little more of a divided look, if you will, needle felt around those. So make sure you close that part in the middle there and you don't want to tack it all down.
So it's mashed on her head. You still want her to have a bit of a full hair, so have fun styling it. And we're doing like a little face frame St. Style it around the face. You want it to look graceful, but you also want it laying down. So with it this way, now we're going to kind of pull it to the back. I think she looks pretty, you know, just like that, but I like the updo and she's like, got a bold thing happening here. Where's my here's I'm going to prop her up just a tiny bit so we can see her. Okay. So this is, it gets confusing. You're like that's the back of her head. It's front of her. Head's the back of her heads front of her head. No. So what we're going to do is just take these ends, twist them around and start to that sort of bun. You don't even have to worry about it too much. These are the under parts, but have fun with the little stripes that you get down here. So tack this down and these are all going to support the bun that ultimately goes on top. So wrap this around TA and tack it around underneath. So you just have this little spiral going and yes, you can also tack around here on the sides just a little bit.
And then we'll go this other side too. Okay. So now we're going to wrap around. You can always add to these, you know, can add hair. You can add braids. We made braids last week. You could wrap braids around. These colors are kind of guaranteed to do you write this brown, natural brown stripes. Okay. Wrap around. Is it okay to twist the end? Like this, give it a little twist and then wrap it in here. Just hold onto it while you do it meaning so that it doesn't get away from you. Okay. Right now it's just looking like a part of a messy bun, which is perfect. This is how this is how it should look. She's kind of got the found for what's going to be the final bun. So take one more piece. It really doesn't need to be too long. So I'm going to use about half of this to start and make, see if that's right.
What you're going to do is twist one end between your fingers. We're going to anchor it kind kind of right. You kind of want to start this at the top. I found. So where was at the top of her head, but anchor this underneath. So you kind of get your, you have a good anchor point under here and tack it down with whatever needle. This is my 40 triangle. And now what we're going to do is as we work our way around is we're going to twist. So get a good twist going. And then it's easier when the doll's facing you, but in order for you to see it, I feel like she kind of needs to be that way. And then you're going to twist it around sort of going from the outer to the inner, just like you would expect. Just needle felt it as you go, you are multi talented, but now you are a hairstylist.
Yeah. I should learn to do my own hair. It's impressive. Every year I say that I should learn to do my hair cuz I'm so boring. But my husband somehow, he just he's still is just so sweet to me. Even though I'm like the laziest, I, the laziest with the personal style, this going on. Okay, there we go. We're getting this. And what's so fun is all these collars just had so much interest. See, I think Holly, we just need to do each other's hair. Right? Like come in in the morning and we have our tea and our muffins were is our muffins and hair. Do each other's hair. I can do that. Okay. We're going to do it. All right. There we go. Just tuck that in. You could always add one more, little bit of the bun. If you want to, you could have give her a little you could give her a little flower at the top or a beet or a rhinestone or something, but she looks pretty elegant with just kind of put putting it together.
So Devon says, I wish I could make my hair look like that. Devon, us too. I'm with Devon. Yeah. Kathy says you're anything but boring. <Laugh> well, I like her hair. It's like a fun little swirly. This is like a cinnamon roll. That's so cute. <Laugh> a Cimon roll beehive. But look, we have like half an angel except all she's not perfectly felted y'all will forgive me for that. But now what we need to do is build her body. So let's jump to the body part. And for that, what we have is for the for the, the body parts, we are going to build her a cone body. And this is a two part cone body in the instructions. I give you the exact pattern for this cone. You can make yours a little but smaller or a little bit larger, but I wanted my doll to be 14 inches tall.
So you're going to get a two part cone pattern that you put together and you're going to be making a cone. The first thing you're going to do is cut the cone pattern out of paper. This I printed mine on 11 by 14. So if you have 11 by 14 paper, you can print it on, on one page. Otherwise you just use that one in there and it printed onto sheets of paper. You're going to print this out and you are going to cut out our cone out of felt and poster board. So here's how you're going to take this cone. And you're going to basically Holly showed it to us here on the poster board. So this is the poster board and this is basically one half of that paper pattern. And the other half of that paper pattern, there we go. One half of the paper pattern. So you're going to just put it side by side and cut it out of poster board and then repeat out of felt.
Now when we make our cones, I encourage you to make it out of the felt first. And here's why we're going to make it out of felt. I chose to hand so mine, and I'm going to show you the stitch I used, which is very simple. And most of you know it, but you could also glue this if you want to glue it. I chose to hand sew mine and here's what it looks like which is really clean. You could even have it. You can see that you want me to try to let me, I'll just bring it up in this case. I know there's a lot of light, but that is just a hand stitched line. It's very clean and very nice. And the felt as you know, does not fray. So this is a hundred Wolf felt. It's not, you know, any acrylic or whatever.
So you can hand sew that or you could glue it. Now Holly made an angel last night, same thing. She made a littler one and she used pinking shears on this cut, which looks lovely and then glued it. So that's your option. I'd like to show you quickly that stitch, that we use for this. And it's a this is just a back stitch for those of you who don't know, it's super simple and does not need to be intimidating at all. So here's how we do a back stitch a back stitch is going to give you the best, like secure seam. I normally just use sewing thread today. I'm demonstrating with embroidery. It just so you can see it. You make one anchor stitch. This is going to be nodded back here, make one anchor stitch to the face of your fabric. And then we're going to come up a distance.
If you will. Let's come in just a little bit more. Holly, you're going to come up a distance. If you will. From that last stitch this is going to be, say, this is our let's call this our anchor stitch. I'm just making up terms. And then this is our first stitch for a back stitch. What you're always going to do is this, the stitch that comes up is always in the middle. So you're going to enter from your anchor stitch and then go equidistant from where you came up to the front and pull your thread through. So again, I normally use sewing thread, I suppose you could use embroidery FLAS especially, it might look pretty if you want to show the thread. Oh yeah, that could look pretty. So then again, you come in, you go in basically at the LA stitch and then equidistant away from where you came up.
This is a back stitch it's very therapeutic to do. It is going to be a nice, strong joining stitch and will give you a very nice, you could use this for a hem and you could use it to join anywhere. You want to join two pieces of the fabric. So that's the back stitch and that's what I used on the cone pattern on the cone felt right there. Now, the next thing you want to do is to make your cone out of poster board. And the reason I have you make the felt one first is you want the cone pattern and to be slightly more narrow, this is slightly more narrow than the felt because the two are going to go together. So you want this to be sure to fit into there, make this one second and then use your hot glue gun to seal her up.
Okay? That's all you need to do. So we have one pre-made ready to go. And I would say for this, my lesson is don't get the most rigid poster board you could find because mine creased and this poster board is thinner, cheaper, and didn't make these big fold marks. So that's my hot tip. So glue this down so that it's smaller and fits right in here. And now we have our little cone for the doll. Okay. Holly, what do we think? I think it's great. Somebody let's see, will the pattern, when you printed out, does it fit on regular paper? The pattern that we're supplying you fit on regular paper. That's why it's just eight and a half by 11, but you have to print the cone in two parts and all of the wing patterns are going to fit. So when you print out this pattern, you're going to print two sheets to get the cone pattern, and then you just tape 'em together.
So you're going to attach the top to the bottom and you there's little marks a and B just attach them together and cut that out of paper. Yep. It's on one. Okay, good. All right. So now you can make your angel as simple as this and decorate the felt. So I'm going to show you just a couple of things you can do to decorate the felt, but then we're also going to look at making a dress with a cinch or in a cinch a really easy way to do that. So here is the first step for this. Oh, should I? Yeah, we're going to do this, this little adornment first. So here we go. One thing you could do, you could cover this or this could go in the back. So this could be in the very back of your angels dress and just be hidden, or you could use that join right there.
And I got these, I didn't include these in the Amazon links, but I can this little trim right here can just cover the front of the dress right there. And I don't want mine to go all the way up because I'm going to put a ribbon on the doll so we can just run right over. I'm just going to run over the stitch and not really worry about the joint. I'd rather hide. I think I can do it right in between there. So you can just hot glue gun this on. And I would try not to go too far with each stretch if you know what I mean? Like take it slowly. So you stay on track. So option one is just decorate your felt. Now I bought ribbons and lace and Holly knows. I wanted to make like my usual, I wanted to make like five angels and time is a thing.
<Laugh> time is a thing. And so if time is a thing for you also, this might be a really fun way. You could hand embroider on this felt you could, needle felt, felt on this felt, you know, there's so many ways you could decorate this little wool felt. But gluing is an option. And I just want to say to all of my felting friends out there, you know, that we can use things other than wool to make our stuff. And the last couple of shows, I feel like I've been wanting to just say, Hey, you know, it's okay to pull out the glue gun. It's okay. You know, to bring in glitter or rhinestones or whatever. Everything doesn't have to be wool unless you're a purist and I'm not mm-hmm <affirmative>, I'm not a purist at all. Well, these are so fun. I was so compelled.
I had to make one last night. Yeah, hers is cute. We're going to show Holly's right at the end. Okay, here we go. Or so my last little strip, I don't want to go too high there and I'm going to take this all the way. Okay. So now I told you, and I'm going to stop here with my decorations. Bear with me. Sorry. Loud sounds. I'm going to stop here with my decorations. Just put the last one on right there. That is really an elegant way just to dress her up to start. But now I told you that you can make either flat pack angel or permanent angel. And so right now you have to make some decisions. I wanted to design an angel that you could actually disassemble and here she is, she's looking pretty good. Let's see if we can see her over here a little bit.
Here we go. She's looking pretty good. She's kind of rough, right? She's not finished. So finish. I wanted to make an angel that you could would flat pack away at the end of the year and not worry about not having a box big enough to put her in. And so now is the time to decide whether you're going to make permanent angel or flat pack angel. So if you're going to make flat pack angel, you can you can just fo join her for display for the season. If you want to make permanent angel, now's the time to glue her body into this cone, which I'm not going to do because mine needs to be more Neo felted. So if you want permanent angel, get your glue gun and attach her permanently at this point, if you want flat-pack angel, you can pin her to the else which I'm going to do.
And you can do that while you are. I've lost all my, my white pins. You can do that while you're planning as well. You can pin her in from a wool part to a felt part. And she, you know, tends to hold together pretty well. You just don't want to poke yourself. So you want in to terminate back in. So if you're going to put her on top of a tree or on the mantle, you can put a little pin in the back and then to finish decorating the front in like just some real plain, simple ways you can see on this gal. I chose a let's look here real quick. I chose just a velvet ribbon, which I have somewhere, my velvet ribbon,
But you just moved. I can't see Holly. I need help
Right behind the Macer
Underneath. Oh, thank you. I know I saw that. I need help. Okay. So here we have this velvet ribbon. It's a nice way to add a ni like if you have a wide ribbon or something like that, you can run it right around torso. It's very elegant and it hides that joint. So if you're doing PERMA angel, then you can glue this in place. And you can add any other kind of ribbon as well around her body. So we're just going to do a wrap and do a wrap right here. Let's see, I'm going to wrap it all the way around and then pin it for the moment since we're just going to get through our tutorial. So pin or glue or stitch it in place so that you're happy. Let's I'm going to use an obvious one. There we go. So attacher in place and what else you can add any other adornments?
I found that the bridal section is a really great place to find stuff. Oh, I'm using my one. I didn't bring all my trims with me. The bridal section is a really great way to find white and silver and sparkly things and something you can add. And I'll add it to this gal since we have more to do on this gal is like a nice ribbon that she can hold. And so this is the ribbon. Let me see if I can show this to you. This, the ribbon that I got, this is in the Amazon links down below. It's a nice wide wired ribbon and it looks all pristine like this, but if you scrunch, if you just kind of scrunch it up a little bit, <laugh> literally scrunch it up and give it some movement cuz you don't want it to be so perfect.
Then I like it to go. It'll be, we'll do it on this gal. I'm going to show you another dress in just a moment. And I don't know if I mentioned that today's show definitely is going to go over. They have all kinds of ideas for dresses too. Do you? <Laugh> okay. So I'm going to show you a quick sense dress, but this is how we do how you can just add this little bit of ribbon. We'll add just a love bit of interest to her. Let's see if I can, I can barely see what I'm doing, but there we go. There we go. She can just kind of have it come around her shoulders, bear with me for a second with the wired ribbon, you can really pose it and have it go where you want it to go. So that ribbon will add a little bit of interest right there. I'm going to put the rest away. Okay. So that is an idea and flowing robes. Of course. I want to show you how to make really a very simple, simple dress that can go over now normally I think I'll, I'll show you how it would go over.
Hmm. I don't want to really take her apart. <Laugh> but we can we'll we'll put it on, on this gal that we're working on. Just so you can see. So what I have here is just a piece of fabric and I've already cinched it. Let's see. I want to show you how you can make something just with a cinch. So let me show you I'll start showing you the cinch. It's not a cinch, it's just a running stitch, but let me show you how that works. So we're going to take a piece of fabric and this fabric right here, before it was made into this shape is let me see if I can do this. Mine is 14 inches long and 36 inches wide folded in half folded in half. And not even Hemed here you go. There's the evidence. It's not even Hemed so that's an option or you can hem it.
You can hem your fabric. You can get a silk scarf, like our Ponzi scarfs, the habitat scarfs, and you can just hand stitch it or machine stitch it into a two tube. This one is more narrow. So you could do a narrow tube for the dress. I'm going to show you if you use a scarf it's Hemed on both ends. So you can do a narrow tube or a wide tube and or even a piece of fabric. Like I said, that's not, that's not finished, but what we want to do is a running stitch across the top so that we can cinch it like this. And here's what that looks like. A running stitch is very, very simple. In this case, we want to not our thread.
What we wanted to you is not the end of our thread. And you want to go into the fabric, whatever it is in this case, dress or skirt from what will be the outside of that garment. So because we're going to do the cinch from the outside. So there, and then all we're going to do is the running stitch will become a gather stitch. So anyone can do this. Like I said, you're going to go, I don't sew. Well, I don't sew either. I sort of, I, I felt so fun is what I do. I barely sew. Okay. That's all you want to do to do this gather. And then when you get to the very end of the, the fabric, what we do, this is stiff, the felt to stiff. So it's not so easy, but you're going to be able to SCR the, the garment on that stitch it'll crinkle up like this.
So you're going to do it at the top or in this case, like if this were a raw edge, I would fold it over and then do the running stitch right across that area. And the raw edge would then be inside. So once you do a running stitch on, on your fabric, here's an example. And I'm going to show you how you could use an example like this. This is the end of a pillow case that I just sewed lace to the bottom. I did a running strip stitch across the top, these little clamps here, just holding onto my thread for me. And this is why the thread needs to come out the so, because then you can just cinch it into a gather that gather could be a skirt or this can turn into a collar and sleeves. I will show you that. Or a gather like this one here can become like a skirt.
So I will show you that also let's use this little angel and I have to actually take her apart. So this is a good reason to maybe plan a little bit with pins before you make your final, you know, before you glue anything, you might try a few things on for size and see how you like 'em. So we can take this little skirt and come out a little bit, Holly. Yeah. Thanks. Take the us little skirt. And of course I wouldn't have put all these adornments on there. This is this silk here is Marlon, so it wants to snag on everything. So here's what I would do is I would put this on the doll here. Just pretend this is the I'll show you this over here. Let's go this way. Here's the, here's the skirt. Then the dog goes back in wherever you want her. And then here, this join. I like to now she looks, I that's kind of fun. Yeah. She's so she, she looks very bridal. Like I think this would be such a great wedding gift after. Oh, we got quite
A few people with their wheels
Turning for that. As soon as I saw her, I'm like, Bri, you're so bridal, but you know, she can be as ethereal, as soon as you give her wings, then she's no longer bridal. So then what you can do is just hide that skirt joint, hide that join. And some of you're like, oh, I like your plane. I know <laugh>. And then some of you're like, oh, I like the skirt. I know it's like you, that's why you want to make more than one. It's like, they're kind of addictive. They're so addictive. Aren't they? Holly did. Holly ma did had angel therapy last night. I did.
They might have to have it tonight. It was just
Angel therapy. Now I'm just peel, pinning this on in the sake of time again. So you're going to want to find your way, but I think that's so fun and so pretty such a lovely quick way to get there. So, so we've shown you a plain felt dress. This is a plain felt dress with the ribbon and the cinch dress. You could make it a cinch dress all the way up a cinch skirt. And if you do something like this and I don't really want to put it on her too much, but this, like let's say the whole dress was plain. You can put this over and then this is heavy. I didn't like it in the, this thick cotton, but what you can do is the arms can stick out and then you can just hem it under here and you get like these angel sleeves. So it's an option to, to give like a caller. And I think Holly, you chose that for yours
Will show it at the end. Yeah. Mine might have no neck. Yeah.
<Laugh> she, she needs a neck. So now that we have our dollies, why do our dollies, our Dolly angels? Why don't we look at how we get the wing bits, but before we do, do we have any, well, we have some questions or things we should find
Fun things. Well, we did have one question which was about how much yardage do we need and felt if we're just, just
Capturing it. Okay. The felt sheet was we started with a, you need a 15 inch square. And so our, our what's it called our eighth
Of the yard is 18 by
18. Our eight is an 18 by 18. So you would have enough to do this doll on our eighth of a cot of felt. So this is a 15 by 15 square mm-hmm
<Affirmative> the only question we had was would you be concerned about the glue yellowing at
All? No. no. I'm not concerned about this, about this glue yellowing. No. So just get a glow that says, at least it will not, it will not yellow. We just
Had a DV its
Cobi. He had Diane, Diane,
I can't tell sometimes without just initials that's yeah. Great idea to put like little flowers or little things under that flowy skirt. So we kind of
Stick out under, like in yeah, like in color. That's a nice idea done. I like it. Yeah. Even this, you know, shows, shows a little bit and you can also trim the bottom. I have lace and stuff and other ribbons, you could trim the bottom. This is a very delicate silk. So I might go with something either regular G chiffon, not the Marlon or habitat. PJI a little bit heavier weight mm-hmm <affirmative> but the cotton really felt too heavy for me. She looked like a little house on the Prairie, which wasn't what I was going for. <Laugh> okay. So I want to show you two wing styles. The first one are the organza wings that we've already shown here. So show these to you a little bit. We can come here and have a look. These are the organza wings. I have adorned them just with a little something that I found in the bridal section, which haha.
When Holly showed up with her angel today had the same flower. And so that's just from hobby lobby. So whatever's the craft store go to the Brid. You'll find stuff. But so these organza wings are, are multi-layered. And I want to tell you that we actually designed these wings last year, but I just couldn't get on top of my timeline to get 'em done. But there are three different wings styles you can choose. I'm going to show those the styles to you really quick. And we're going to look at two different ways to make them. So, or the wings that we're using today, we call them elongated they're elongated down wings. And I feel like my Rodney's like my husband's like those are the wings to do mm-hmm <affirmative> so that's the wings. We decided to show two different ways in the one wings style. And then there are the uppy uppy wings, pointy wings.
These are all multi-layered. So you can use like one size, two sizes, this like for example, this one has 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, I think sizes within the patterns. So you can use 1, 2, 3, 5, all six, whatever. And then I'm going to pull these out. Then we have the rounded, we call them rounded. You could use these wings two way. They can go this way or they can go this way. It really just depends on how you're feeling. And I think for like our little ballerina doll last week, well we liked them both ways, right? Like this very cute. And then they could go up as well. Very cute. So, so yeah, both ways these feel a little more fairy, right? Yeah, for sure. And these feel a little more angelic, whatever you're feeling. So in the pattern, if you choose to get the pattern, you're going to get all three wing patterns in the same size we're using and you can just downsize 'em upsize 'em and work with the paper to get the right size, cut 'em out of paper, you know, get whatever size works for you.
So how to make the organza wings, the organza wings are so darn easy. So the first thing, wait a second is you're going to get this six. You, you can get, start with something as small as this, the six inch organza. I linked to it in Amazon. But look, I even found it in the grocery store, like because it's Christmas and the Christmas packaging aisle, they had this and I even have sparkle tool. You don't have to, but this is what we're using. Six inch wide. Go ahead, Holly. And here's what we do. You're going to want to take two layers of this organza and you want to be able to cover whatever wing style you're using. So two layers of organza and what I've done is I've taped them to baking parchment. That's been folded in half. So this is my baking sheet. I have two layers of organza taped here to the top of that baking sheet.
And then you take the wing pattern that you want to make. I, Joe, I just pulled it out of there. What did I do with it? I'll use this one. <Laugh> I just pulled it outta there and you want to slide it in between the sheets so that you can see it. And so that it's underneath the organza, then you're going to take your glue gun. And all you you need to do is trace around the outside of the shape. So you want this tape down, so there's no bubbles and it doesn't move around, but the hot glue is going to hold it together. So I found it easiest to kind of, you know, go around the bottom. You can go back over any area that you didn't get at and you can stop that wherever you want to. So trace around the whole of the wing with your hot glue.
Ah, and don't put your fingers in the middle. <Laugh> I'm going to go this way. It's a little bit easier. If you can see the shape and just trace your around the whole thing, once you trace around the whole thing, just let it cool. And you want a good adhesion all the way around. So make sure that the glue is going all the way through. Let it cool. And then when you're done, put this face down and peel the paper off as opposed to doesn't really break, but anyway, you're going to separate it from here and this is what you're going to get. You're going to cut this out. Once you're all done is cut out the individual wings shapes in multiple layers. So you have this little glue, you can also treat the inside, which I've done on a couple is treat the inside with extra glue, but just cut it all the way out until you have all of your wings.
So this is our current angel girl, I'll take this off so you can see them. And then I'm going to give you one other cheat if you don't want to permanently attach them to her. So here we go. These are the, these are the wings in that pattern, elongated pattern. So I've stacked them all together. And in some places you can see, I just put little reinforcement cuz I wanted it to feel very strong and stack 'em all together. You could glue them all together. At this point, you could sew them all together because this organza is very easy to sow through. You could, you know, attach them per leave for storing for the non display months. And you can attach a pretty little thing like this to the back. And you can just glue that, you know, glue this piece on there.
I'm tempted to do it, but I want to just keep, keep going. So in this case now attaching 'em to the back of the doll. You can glue it onto the back of the doll or you can pin it and I like to pin it. So there it's like right about there. This scoop kind of comes to just the top of her dress. And then I'm just pinning this, hiding this under a knee. So again, this is flat pack angel and it becomes teaching angel for me. It's why so many of my stuff gets unfinished cuz <laugh> I leave 'em so I can take 'em apart. And there we go. So those wings are attached. So those are the organza wings. You don't have to use all the layers or all the sizes. You can use, whatever you want. I want to show you one more thing in case you don't want to pin it or glue it on the, if you want to glue all the wings together, this is a little more how I did my like adult fairy costume is there is a wire.
I just glued to wire to the back of the wings. And then what you can do is in the back of your, and this'll be like the inner wings, not the back wings. Right? You can slide that down into the waistband of her ribbon and of her gather and they will stay on there. So that's a little more simple version, but you can see that they're staying on by themselves. And it's just using that little waistband. Cool. Everybody's in love with the wings. Okay. The wings, I think. Let's see. What did we get mind? Blown mind, officially blown. <Laugh> okay. I have more wings for you now. These I've I've I saved these and I don't think we showed these, but I mean, there's nothing wrong with a little feather. So here we go. These are feather full on feather wings and in the description I've linked to the feathers that I used, but I told Holly that I didn't have the right feathers when I made this one.
And I have some of those here to show you and I linked to them. So to do these feathers, you can use this same template that we used for these little GS wings here, or, or you could just cut them out of card, stock poster, board or card stock cut out this little shape. And what you want to do is get your feathers together. And this is for like big all doing the elongated down wings. I'm not going to have time to show you all of this, but I'll tell you that you want to stack your wings down. So the way to do that is you start with this piece and you get the, the feathers that are going to be coming down. All of this stuff here, these big ends what is that end called? I don't know, but those big ends cut them off because they're just going to get in your way.
But these things can be bent and manipulated. So what you want to do to build your wings down and long is to glue them on. So they're sticking off and then you're going to get 'em right up to the end there, get them to go where you want them. And then you're going to double stack them. So onto this feather, we'll put another feather. This is the back of the wing, by the way, you're looking I mean, this is the face front. This is what's going to face you. So you want to build both sides at the same time. And what I noticed is that some wings, feathers bend this way and some feathers bend that way. So if you find one that bows this way, you might like it on that side and they kind of stick up to so find the ones you like. And then what you're going to do is just tape or, you know, stack them, shingle them on top of each other. I can speak, we get glue on that part. And then just, this is how you can get them longer than what you have. Okay. And what you're going to do is basically you can cut these wherever you want so that they're not sticking. They're not, you don't want them to be too much to deal with, but you'll have pointy feathers, which you want to be on the end or off camera.
You want the pointy feathers to come towards the end and all these billowy fussy feathers. You want to wrap them as you glue them on, you can bend them to do what you want as you glue them in place. I'll do that one just so you can see it cut off the end, cuz you don't need that in your way. You're going to bend it to go where you want it. And you want to use all this Fri foofy stuff. That's what all the little feathers are good for is hiding all the other parts of the feathers and bend it and put it in place. Just like that.
There we go. Now, anything that you don't love, anything that's not really working that you want. So all those funny little bits, that's what the little Fu I see feathers before. And so you're going to see that I've given you length to a couple of different feathers and what you're going to do is just keep layering and cover that stuff up. But there's even little, little feathers use all of those to cover everything there. So what you're going to do is cover, this is the part that's facing out from the angel. Like whichever way you like the feathers going and you're going to cover one side completely. And then the other part, you don't need to put a bunch sticking down. You just need to cover so it doesn't show, but you can see that I put in here, you can see, start to see the shapes now the way of shaped and layered and layered.
And these are goose feathers by the way. So yeah, they're probably bleached or whatever. My grandmother, when I was young, used to make goose feather pillows for the new couple and the there's a new couple in the family. She, I'm pretty sure she plucked those babies herself. <Laugh> tough stuff that grandma. So this is all you have to do is follow these shapes of the cardboard and you can see the cardboard under here. So just keep filling in until you get this solid little wing plate, if you will. Okay, I get this stuff out of the way. And the same on the back of, on the back of your angel, you just have to decide how you're going to affix them. And while you're planning that you can do the loop join that I showed you a moment ago. You could glue them on permanently or you can pin them on a temporary angel with a white.
I don't have a white one right now. So bear with me. I don't have, my white pin is in use and you can go right through that card poster, board cardboard right there. So let's see if we can see these gals get 'em fixed up a little bit. I probably messed up her skirt. That's what happens when you're, you know, depending on the order that you do things and I didn't pin her back in place. But you can always use the pins as you're planning the different stages. And the only other thing that I want to add to this idea we gave this gal a really nice ribbon, but you can also give them something to hold. This is good. So the arms remembered, the arms looked really long before and now they seem like a little more fitting since she's actually very tall and you can give her something very lightweight and simple to hold that can add like just a nice little elegance or you can make them, what do I have?
Like you could make one of them very like a angel type, you know, let's see what I can. I don't think we can pull that. See if I pull it back a little bit. Can I show you like a very arc angel type and you'd have to do some figuring out here to get this mounted, like for where can I get in here? <Laugh> I can't find my, I can't find where I need to be. I'll go, I'll go face front and see if we can get 'em in. Yeah, like a very arc angel style, but you'd have to figure out, you know, wire that to the wings and have a really strong wire support on here so that it stays. But like if it's at the top of the tree, you might want lights shining from it. And you know, I made these angels white, but gosh, you could have rainbow angels and non-binary rain angels, you know what I mean?
You know, any kind of angels you want on, they could have rainbow hair or whatever it is. And there's just a lot of fun you can have with that. This one can be holding. So this is just a Christmas ornament. This is just a vine. I think I found that in the, the bridal section too. <Laugh> so there's really lots and lots of options for making your angels. And did I show, I show 'em all the wing patterns. So all the wing patterns are in here in this this pattern, which you can get on our website. And what you'll see is the wings are, you know, we just used as many pages as we needed to, to get 'em all on there and get 'em cut out. Once you cut 'em out of paper, you have 'em
It's going to be, I'm waiting to see which angels we see more of wings. I mean feathers or Amanda, it's kind of a tossup. Everybody loves is that right? And then everybody was like, oh, feathers.
Yeah, I can't. And I'm sure y'all are going to come up with some else even, oh, I decided to use black, you know? Right. Whatever it is, Christmas paper, I can't wait to see. And I hope you have fun with this project. It's really been fun for me. I know there's times I tried to make it more complicated than it needed to be <laugh> and in the end I found that I really like the simple, the simple, elegant, you know, angels very simple. And you can make yours as dressy as you want. So yeah. Any final thoughts or questions or
Anything? So we did have a question about thes and wings just to reiterate that it's just fabric and glue.
It's just fabric and glue for these wings right here.
And then somebody else suggested it. I'm sorry. I did not write down. I think it was Cindy to use. You can get glitter glue, gun, glitter, glue sticks.
I, I have glitter glue, but I don't have glitter
Glue sticks. You
Glitter glue sticks. I bought actually some glitter stamp glue sticks that don't fit this glue gun and they fit my other glue gun and I was going to use them for something. And now I'm challenged to think of what it was, but I haven't actually just,
If you need a little extra sparkle. Yeah. A
Little actually good idea. Yeah. Well, we'll be making more wings and such next year, but these angel wings in particular, and like I said, these little ones somewhere the pointy wings, the rounded wings can, would be good little fairy wings as well, but we'll have more. And I just want to say, thank you so much. We're going to be away some prizes, right? Holly. We are okay. I'm going to park these gals right here. They can cover the glue gun. She dropped her vine already. You gotta do your job angel.
Just a vine. Kathy wants to see my angel. Oh
Right. Okay. Holly Holly's angel. She's so cute. And she's
A little in the 1980s. I, I had, I had too many AOR. Yeah.
Here's here's Holly's angel. She's so cute. And she's small. And then Holly, you said this ribbon was from your wedding. It's from my wedding.
So it's old
Uhhuh. I like that. She has this feather boa, which is, to me, feels very Holly and, and I feel like
Tonight I'll maybe I'll try some wings. She missing
Her wings. Oh, right. And then here's the collar, the cinch collar, like we talked about and some lace trims and locks for her hair. And I could have done this all night. The same. Yeah. The same flower as I had, which I just think is so fun. I know this is funny. We happen to have the same things. Yeah. Holly and I we're going to Dore after retreats. We've decided between her stuff and my, oh my gosh. Weekend <laugh> but we have some prizes to give away y'all and, and before we do that, I just want to say, thank you all so much. Some of your brand, brand new, thanks for being here today. Some of you have been with us for many, many years, and we're just so grateful for you. And we have a lot of fun, right? It's just our pleasure to do this with you.
And we look forward to lot. It's more fun next year and want to wish you all a beautiful holiday, but we're going to give away a prize. What do we got? Holly? We have kind of a angel starter pack, little jump. So we're giving away an eighth, a cut of felts. Yes mm-hmm <affirmative> and some your choice of MC one color of small amount for skin tones, for skin tones. Yeah. And some armature 22 gauge armature with the same wire we've been using today. Well, that's really fun. So someone could get a jumpstart and you have a hat of names somewhere. You have a hat of names. So we're drawing names right now from everyone who has participated in the live chat. If you are watching the replay or the shortcut, well, we're going to be giving away different prizes on our next show, which is going to be next year.
You'll probably let you choose whether you want this or what we're giving away then, but for today and a happy holidays goes to, oh, this is too good. Right? <Laugh> where do you see what's yours? I have Kathy Aldrich and I have Angel Hewit <laugh> it's like, it was meant to be congratulations, Kathy and congratulations, angel and happy holidays, everyone, whatever holidays you celebrate, we hope that you do something extra special for yourself. Even if it's just make yourself your own little angel and you're all angels to us. We appreciate you so much. Be good to yourselves and happy holidays. Y'all happy holidays. Bye.