Oooh, I’m pretty happy with this foraged holiday swag I made, and I think my nature lovers will enjoy it too. With winter and Christmas only 11 and 15 days away (!), this simple project will bring a bit of natural beauty to your front door, your mailbox, anywhere you want to hang it.Continue Reading
If you can fold a piece of paper, you can make this paperback book angel.
Book angels, typically made from hymnals, have been around a long time. Since I didn’t have a hymnal, I used a paperback book.
Although I’m not one to destroy books, this Glimmer Train book was the easy choice for me since I received it in the mail as a consolation prize for not winning one of their short story contests. Yep, I just ripped the cover right off and turned it into something more positive (after I read it of course).
Fold page to center. (Initially I folded two pages at a time (as shown in the picture above), but it became quickly apparent this would not work. I started over folding one page at a time.)
Fold the same page to center again.
After the second fold, there will be a triangular piece hanging below the edge of the book. Fold this section under so that the edge is even.
Do the same thing with 25-30 pages on the other side of the spine. This will keep the angel balanced.
The angel will now stand. (If you continue folding the remaining pages, you will have a Christmas tree…)
Lightly coat the angel in spray paint. I used a pale blue color.