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Easy Angel Crafts: Handkerchief Angel


 

This Easy Angel Crafts Handkerchief Angel can be made using a handkerchief or it can be made from a small fabric scrap. (The steps below are very similar to the Easy Angel Crafts Doily Angel.)

The first Easy Angel Crafts Handkerchief Angel shown below was made using a pretty handkerchief with embroidery and cut-work on one corner. 

Easy Angel Crafts Handkerchief Angel hanging on tree

But, this second angel uses a piece of fabric cut from an old white knit t-shirt. The steps are simple and the materials inexpensive. 

Easy Angel Crafts Handkerchief Angel t-shirt angel on tree

Let's look at the materials and the steps for how to make the handkerchief angel:

Easy Angel Crafts: Handkerchief Angel Materials and Tools:

  • Handkerchief or fabric 8 or 10 inches square
  • Two 12 inches long chenille wires, one white and one silver
  • 3/4 inch diameter wooden doll's head (optionally, you can just use more fiberfill or cotton instead of the doll's head)
  • Narrow ribbon 8 inches long by 1/4 to 1/2 inch wide
  • Wide Ribbon 12 inches long by 1 3/4 to 2 inches wide (wired ribbon holds shape better)
  • Small amount of fiberfill or cotton ball(s)
  • Ruler
  • Scissors

Easy Angel Crafts Handkerchief Angel materials and tools

The Steps for How to Make the Easy Angel Crafts: Handkerchief Angel:

If not using a finished handkerchief, cut the fabric square. An eight-inch square makes a smaller, more dainty Easy Angel Crafts Handkerchief Angel. The ten-inch square angel makes a larger presentation wherever you choose to hang the angel.

Cut the ribbon, eight inches for the narrow neck ribbon and twelve inches of the wider ribbon for the wings. 

Fold the white chenille wire in half. Insert the folded end into the wooden doll's head. (If you are not using the doll's head, insert the chenille wire into the ball of fiberfill or cotton.) 

Easy Angel Crafts Handkerchief Angel insert wire into ball

Wrap the fiberfill around the wooden doll's head. 

Easy Angel Crafts Handkerchief Angel wrap ball with fiberfill

Fold the square in half diagonally. Insert the doll's head into the middle of the fold. 

Easy Angel Crafts Handkerchief Angel fold square diagonally over ball

Wrap the silver chenille wire around the fabric just below the wooden ball forming the angel's neck. Twist the wire ends to secure. 

Easy Angel Crafts Handkerchief Angel twist wire around fabric

Fold the ribbon with the ends overlapping in the middle of one side. 

Easy Angel Crafts Handkerchief Angel fold ribbon for wings

Pinch the middle of the ribbon to begin forming the angel's wings. 

Easy Angel Crafts Handkerchief Angel pinch ribbon in middle

Position the ribbon between the wire ends. Twist the chenille wire over the ribbon to add the angel's wings. 

Easy Angel Crafts Handkerchief Angel twist wire around ribbon

Wrap the narrow ribbon around the Easy Angel Crafts Handkerchief Angel's neck over the silver chenille wire. 

Easy Angel Crafts Handkerchief Angel add ribbon around neck

Tie a bow under the head on the front (the side opposite the wings). 

Easy Angel Crafts Handkerchief Angel tie ribbon into bow at neck

Wrap one end of the silver chenille wire around your finger to form the halo. Join the end back onto itself to complete the halo's circle. 

Make a half circle in the other end of silver chenille wire. This forms the hanger for the angel.

Easy Angel Crafts Handkerchief Angel form wire into halo and hanging hook

Fold the fabric back to reveal the white chenille wire ends. 

Easy Angel Crafts Handkerchief Angel fold fabric away from inside wire

Form a circle with the chenille wires. Join their ends by clasping and bending the wires back on themselves. 

Easy Angel Crafts Handkerchief Angel connect wire ends in circular shape for arms

Fold the fabric back over the circle of chenille wire to form the Easy Angel Crafts Handkerchief Angel's arms with clasped hands. 

Easy Angel Crafts Handkerchief Angel fold fabric over wire arms

It may have started as a piece of old t-shirt material, but the finished angel looks pretty hanging on the tree. 

Easy Angel Crafts Handkerchief Angel finished and hanging on tree

This next Easy Angel Crafts Handkerchief Angel was made with a small scrap of purple fabric and silver neck and wing ribbons. Rather than hemming the edges, pinking shears were used to cut the edges to prevent the fabric from raveling. 

Easy Angel Crafts Handkerchief Angel fabric angel hanging on tree

Angels, angels everywhere! 

Easy Angel Crafts Handkerchief Angel several angels on tree

A few materials and simple tools provide an afternoon's fun for children and adults alike.

Have fun!

Whether made with handkerchiefs or with scraps of fabric, these Easy Angel Crafts Handkerchief Angel projects are easy and fun to make.


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