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Clothes Pin Angel Tree Ornament

An old-fashioned clothes pin angel has a nostalgic appeal that makes it a perfect decoration for any Christmas tree.

Excerpted from A Greener Christmas
Old Fashioned Clothespin Doll Has Nostalgic AppealDK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

If your tree is small, hang the angel right at the top of the tree, or create several angels for a larger tree. Use a traditional wooden clothes pin to create the angel's body — if you can't buy any of these pins locally, try finding them on the internet.

Materials Needed:

  • recycled natural raffia
  • wooden clothes pin
  • eco-friendly adhesive glue
  • eco-friendly marker
  • old tablecloth
  • templates

Step 1

Attach a few short strands of raffia to the top of the clothes pin with a dab of glue. Draw two eyes onto the pin head with the marker.

Raffia Strands Glued To Clothespin Head For HairDK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Step 2

Cut two shapes from the cloth using the template. Align and sew the sides of the dress together, leaving a gap in the neck to fit the pin.

Make Angel Dress Out Of Old TableclothDK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Step 3

Twist one end of the wire into a circle. Bend the free end at right angles to the circle. Wind it around the pin to secure the halo in place.

Make Halo For Clothespin Angel Using WireDK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Step 4

Cut the wings from the felt using the template. Glue a loop of ribbon, then the dress, onto the wings. Glue the pin inside the dress.

Finish Clothespin Angel Using Ribbon And FeltDK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Excerpted from A Greener Christmas

© Dorling Kindersley Limited 2008

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