How to Make a Lace Angel

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Finished angels.
Supplies
Starting at upper edge of lace for the dress, youre going to run the thread through like you would a basting or running stitch.
Once youve reached the end, push the lace to the knotted end, so thats its gathered together tightly. Keep it pinched together and run you needle through again and pull tight to secure.Dont fasten off.
Next, cut the angels wings. Run thread through the bottom edge of one wing and then the remaining wing. Pull thread tight, so that the bottom edge of wings are gathered tightly.
Running thread through the wings.
Run thread through the gathered edge of the dress and fasten off.
After you have fastened off your thread, your angel should look something like this.
Attach pom pom with hot glue or craft glue for angels head. Cut a piece of gold cord for the angels halo and glue in place at back of head. Add embellishments to front of dress.
Finished angels.

Finished angels.

Photo: Debra Collins
I learned to make these angels quite a few years ago. They're a quick, easy, and versatile project. I've used them as ornaments, gift package decorations, garlands, pins, and magnets. They make wonderful gifts. When my son was little, I would make his teachers little angel pins at Christmas, and they were always a big hit. So, let's get started. You will need the following supplies to make your angels:

Lace
1 inch pom poms
Sewing Needle

Embroidery Needle
Thread (to match lace)
Gold Cord
Gold Thread
Embellishments, such as rosettes, ribbons, buttons, etc.
Scissors
Hot Glue Gun or Craft Glue
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  1. Cut your lace. Depending on the width of the lace you are using, you'll be cutting the lace anywhere from about 4 to 8 inches in length. It depends on how full you want the dress to be. Thread your sewing needle and knot the end.
  2. You're going to start at the upper edge of the lace and run the thread through the lace, like you would a basting or running stitch, accordion style. Once you've reached the end, push the lace to the knotted end, so thats it's gathered together tightly. Keep it pinched together and run you needle through again and pull tight to secure.Don't fasten off.
  3. Cut two lengths of lace for the angel's wings, probably about half the length of the dress. You can experiment a bit here. If you're using a wide width of lace, you could fold it in half widthwise, or you could use a smaller width of lace. It depends on what you like. Run thread through the wing at it's bottom edge (just like the dress) and then the remaining wing. Pull thread tight and run thread through the gathered edge of the dress and fasten off.
  4. Use either a hot glue gun or craft glue and attach the pom pom head.
  5. Cut a piece of gold cord to make the angel's halo. Glue in place at the back of the head.
  6. Choose your embellishment for the front of the dress and glue in place.
  7. Depending on how you want to use your angel, you can glue on a pin back or magnet, attach some gold thread to use as a ornament or package decoration, or glue angels to some ribbon to make a garland. Be creative! Happy Crafting. :)
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