Tonight I’m sharing the last set of paper dolls with you, for a total of 24 different Paper Doll Angels:
And there’s one last color of the Angel Wings too:
These files are free for your personal use and enjoyment. Go to the download folder below to grab your high quality copies 🙂
I did not choose the number 24 randomly, I wanted there to be one doll for each day of Advent. Thus the little angels can be numbered and used for an Advent calendar. 😀
I know some of you are going to 25 with the countdown (although December 25th is technically no longer Advent, but Christmas…) so I suggest using one of the Teacup Cherubs from yesterday as the 25th, if you need one.
I made some numerals last year, that would look lovely with these, choose Christmas red or Chalkboard style:
For now, I have all the Paper Doll Angels hung in my studio, I put them above the door, directly under the ceiling:Would you like to know how I made my Christmas Angels? Here is my recap, with some pictures too:
1. Cut out a-l-l the pieces… This might take a little while, I did a few every night for about 4 nights…:-P
2. Spray a little glue on the dolls and the wings and sprinkle with glitter. I used spray glue, and did batches of about 6-8 sets, first glue then glitter, then next batch. The spray glue is only sticky for a short while, that’s why you should not do all at once…:-P
3. I then attached silver tinsel crowns (made out of silver pipe cleaners, so they are easy to just bend around the edges of the heads)
4. And gold halos (made with gold foil and my brand new Big Shot and a 2″ jagged edge die) If you look closely you will see that some of the dolls have a plain circle halo. I could not resist embossing the halos with a damask pattern, but they also look really nice just “blank”!
5. I glued the halos to the back of their heads with one of those little double sided tape cushions, to give a little dimension away from the head.
6. I attached the wings with a dab of glue in the middle of their backs, with a hot glue gun. I had prepared the string already, and sandwiched it between the body and the wings.
7. This allows you to pull the wings back a little for extra dimension.
8. Hang and TA-DAH: Vintage Paper Doll Angels 😀
It was a little too dark when I took the finished pictures, I’ll try to take better one and replace them when I get a chance…
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