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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Shabby Angel Wings

  In the past,  I have hung a vintage ornament ball wreath on this arched window,  but this year I needed angel wings to complete my Christmas theme in the family room.
I shopped for wooden wings,  but the weight seemed too much to hang on the window.   Also,  I like the natural light that comes in thru the window from the formal living/dining room.    
I looked at the lace wings,  but they were out of my

I decided to make my own.  
 It was a simple quick project.     I made my form from heavy baling wire,  then just wrapped strips of fabric  (left over from my cushion redo)   around the wire.    I tied a bouquet of frosted carnations to the center and hung my wreath.

Cost?   Almost nothing because I had everything on hand....even the frosted carnations were a 80% off buy several years ago.

I tied a few bows around the wings just to give it some extra texture,   and I tied some rag strips to the very end of the wing.

My project took less than an hour.

See how I tied the strips to the bottom of the wing/

I am trying.....notice I said trying....  to simplify my Christmas decorating this year.    I have been taking frequent breaks to just relax.      I'm not one to just sit and do nothing....or watch TV,  but I have enjoyed coloring.   Yes I said coloring!   Have you seen the new adult coloring books in HL  Michaels and Barnes and Noble...just to name a few  stores.     I was surprised at how relaxing it can be to just let your mind go idle and color!   

There are all kinds of themed coloring books..... Ky and I picked out a 30 page cat book to share.    I have finished one page and Ky is about half thru with her page.    It has taken me about 7 hours to complete my  "work of art"  but I have just worked on breaks and while watching TV in the evening.    I may frame a couple of pages,  but I plan to leave most of them in the book after they are colored as a memory book for Ky.  
Here is the view from the living room into the family room.   Just a sneak peek!   I have my trees up but not decorated yet.   

Thanks for stopping by....come back soon!


  1. Love the angel wings, Penny. You did a great job on them. xo Diana

  2. I really love your angel wings. You are very talented!

  3. Penny,
    Love the angel wings!! So cute.... I am just about finished with the Living Room. All I have to do now is the village under the Tree and the Living Room is finished...

  4. Good Morning Penny
    The Angel wings are by far my favorite project you have made* Love them so much. I would love to know where you got the wire because I want to make some now. Love the material you chose and the flowers are gorgeous with them. You really are quite creative. Love the shabbiness of them. Love love love your coloring book. I have quite a few of them. I just sent one to a friend who is healing from surgery. Its so relaxing to sit and color isn't it. I adore coloring. Please Penny can you let us know where you got the wire. Thanks

    1. Good Morning Deezie, I buy my wire in the construction area at Lowes. It is used to wire concrete forms together and should be over near the rebar. I call it baling wire, but you should ask the salesman for concrete form wire. I used three thickness'es of wire......wrapped them tight with fabric, then formed my angel wings. It just makes my day when I see that you have stopped by.....hugs......

    2. Thanks Penny, My contractor was just here and I asked him about the wire and can you believe he had some in his truck that he just gave me. I am so excited. Enjoy your day and weekend. Thanks for getting back to me so quickly :)

  5. Making your own wings was a great idea. I love the pictures of the coloring book pages---kitties!!!

  6. Your wreath is sooooo pretty. I especially like the idea that you made it yourself. Saves money and is uniquely your creation. I think I'm inspired to do the same thing since I have an angel tree in white that I hang angel wings on; all in white. I'll make large wings like your wings and make the entire room angel themed. Thank you for your blog and creative decorating.

  7. Love your wings...thats really a great idea. Thanks for sharing, Sandi

  8. Love this idea Penny! The wings have a great shabby look!

  9. Hello Penny, your home looks so very lovely in vintage whites! Your new angel wings are perfect for the space. They look very soft and loving. I especially love the view through the window!
    Happy Autumn!

  10. This is so ethereal and pretty. Thank you for showing us how to make it. I could definitely see myself making this for the Holidays.

  11. What a neat idea! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  12. You did a wonderful job on the angel wings, Penny. When my kids were growing up I was always crafting something because money was in short supply in those days. You always have a wonderful sense of accomplishment when you have finished a great project. Thanks for sharing with us and have a wonderful week.

    Autumn blessings,

  13. So clever. I think many people will love this craft as I do. Thanks for sharing on our Tips & Tricks linky party and have a great week!

  14. Oh Penny, you are a clever kitty! Your angel came out absolutely darling! Thank you for sharing the inspiration this week on the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers and Pilgrims on Earth! :)

  15. You did a great job making the angel wings!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  16. Those wings are totally 'shabbilicious' Penny. I'm delighted to be featuring them today on my Sunday Features at Shabby Art Boutique. Hugs ~ Kerryanne


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