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Christmas craft: How to make an evergreen angel

Author: Canadian Living

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Christmas craft: How to make an evergreen angel

You need:
• 23 cm (9 inch) Styrofoam cone
• Kraft paper
• 7.5 cm (3-inch) wide wire-edged red ribbon
• Floral pins or straight pins
• Small evergreen sprigs (such as cedar, juniper or pine)•
• 2 small (10 to 15 cm/4- to 6-inch) twigs
• Maple keys
• Silver glitter glue
• Acorn
• 2 googly eyes
• Moss
• Tiny holly leaf
• 6 mm (1/4-inch) red plastic bead
• Scissors and/or craft knife
• Craft glue or hot glue gun
• Skewer

Find a larger image of the finished craft here.

To make:
1. Body: Wrap brown paper around Styrofoam cone to cover; glue to cone, trimming excess paper. Wrap ribbon around base of cone to make “skirt;” glue.

2. Starting at bottom and working upward, use floral pins to attach layers of evergreen sprigs all around cone, covering completely.

3. Using skewer, gently poke two holes near top of cone; insert twig “arms.” Glue maple keys to back to make “wings.” Apply glitter glue to arms and wings.

4. Head: Separate cap from bottom of acorn. Glue eyes to acorn. Glue moss on top, sides and back of acorn as hair; glue on acorn cap for hat. Glue acorn to top of cone. Let dry. Glue ivy leaf and red bead to top of cap if desired.

Designer's tips:
• Use a spray bottle to mist angel with water daily to preserve freshness.
• If evergreen sprigs are sparse, use floral wire to wrap several sprigs together prior to pinning to cone.

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