My little angel...and anybody who knows her and is reading this is dying laughing right now!! I love her to pieces, even on her 'spicey' days...which is more often than not right now.
I purchased a cheap angel costume for her to play in but I didn't want to drop the extra $$ to buy wings. (I probably should have and just saved myself the trouble!)
So, here's what I did...
2 wire hangers
4 white sheets of felt
1 feather boa (If you are making these wings for an adult, I would go with 2 boas)
glue gun and sticks
Shape each hanger into one wing. Twist at the bottom and cut off excess wire.
Lay one wing on one sheet of felt.
Apply glue to the inside of the wing and press second sheet of felt on top, sandwhiching the wire wing in between.
Pull apart the sheets and begin to lay a line of glue on the outside edge of the wire wing. Glue all the way around the outside of the wing.
Repeat these steps with your second wing.
After the glue is dry, cut out each wing around the outside line of glue. There should be about a half inch perimeter around the outside of the wire frame.
Cut a strip of felt from your scraps. Overlap the wire ends from each wing onto this strip. Apply a LARGE amount of glue under and on top of the wire ends. Wrap the strip around the wire, gluing as you go. I added 2 more strips for stability.
Here's a guide for attaching the feather boa.
Cut the boa in half. I began on the inside of the wings where they were attached. (You do NOT want the boa attached to the center of the wings!) Your boa should be put together by a rope. Glue the rope (not the feathers) around the edge of the wing, all the way around, then up the middle.
Repeat for the other wing.
Attach the ribbon ties. Measure how long you need the ties to be based on the size of the person wearing the wings. Cut two pieces. Find the middle of one ribbon. Flip the wings over feathers face down. Hot glue the ribbon center to the center of the wings.
Repeat with second ribbon tie.
Wait until morning and let your little angel try on her wings!
Remember how I mentioned that we have a lot of 'spicey' days? In order to get this smile, we had to play the "don't you smile" game. Do you remember that one? I hated that as a child. I could never keep from smiling no matter how angry I was!!
And now I do it to my little girl.
In retrospect, I may put glitter or sating fabric to the front of the wings. The hot glue, when dry, turns to a funny shade of orange or yellow...brown even? You can see that through the white felt somewhat from the front. So, when I get around to it
probably next Halloween, I will do something to hide that.
No go make some angel wings for the little angel in your life!