Dollar Tree Bandanas Made into Angel Rag Dolls

These little angels look so cute sitting on a shelf or mantel. You can make them in any color for any occasion. How about making some in YOUR team colors? You can buy handkerchiefs/bandanas from the Dollar Tree or almost anyplace.

Begin by choosing two different colors of bandanas. You could choose all one color if you wish or more than two. Cut or tear into about one inch strips. You can also use pinking shears to cut them if you do not want a straight edge. My Mom uses shears since she has arthritis and finds tearing them to be rougher on her hands.

Then you fold them in half and create a tassel that makes the body. You then tie the tassel portion with twine or whatever ribbon you have to match.

My Mom uses the sewn edging of the handkerchief to tie the body and make the “tassel”.

She then glues on twine for her arms and a wooden ball for her head. Sometime we stain the wood and sometimes we leave it raw. And then other times we paint it. It’s all your preference. We ended up painting this one to match her wings.

She is beginning to “come to life”.

You may add a face or hair if you wish. We sometimes use moss for the hair. We normally leave all our angels “faceless”. You can also add a halo.

The wings are a strip of ribbon or lace tied together in the middle.

The angel wings are made from lace that has been mod podged to stiffen it up. Glue them on and Voila you have an Angel. Now for the embellishments.

We chose to put a silver crown on this one. I buy these crowns off Amazon. Just search for crown cake toppers.

We also added a TOTALLY DAZZLED pin to make her look as if she is holding a flower.

These are fun to make and embellish. You can make these in so many colors and use so many different embellishments. Each one is so unique and different.

Below is one that fit in with a Patriotic Theme. She has moss for hair and is holding a star.

I love to just have them SIT on a shelf or mantel.
Just sitting around……

These are so easy to make, that I hope you give it a try. You could also just make a doll for a child to play with. Let me know in the comments if you give it a try.

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Patriotic Ideas

Hi Everyone!

Do you need some ideas for Americana Decor? Remember, many people decorate all summer with Americana. It takes into account Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day. I also include other Patriotic Ideas for your lifestyle such as a manicure and jewelry.

Here are a few we did for this summer.

I changed my spring chicken wire tote bag into Americana. I use this as a door hanger for my garage door. This is the door almost EVERYONE uses to come in and out of my home. This tote really brightens my day as I travel in and out.

Find more info about the chicken wire tote bag HERE.

Another cross that my Mom made was this PEACE cross. I think peace is on everyone’s mind as these holidays pass by. This cross looks similar to a Texas flag. Texas is our home state so that is not unusual. Mom used scrabble tiles to write out the word PEACE.

Below is a picture of my faux fireplace mantel all decked out with Americana. The USA frame with bead board background was made by my Mom. I did add antiquing gel to it for a vintage vibe.

Just a few touches of red, white and blue and it takes it into a patriotic state.
Here is a side view of my fireplace mantel that I have in my garage.

Find more info about the rag doll angel HERE.

My Mom also made this decoupaged star frame pictured below. Find more info about the decoupaged star frame HERE.

The chicken wire frame that changes with the seasons is pictured below with a star in the middle. I will probably change this out to a sunflower later in the summer.

Here is a great picture of the chicken wire frame with a star in the middle. I change this out for each season.

Find more info about the star chicken wire frame HERE.

These bottles were bought to stage a house we had flipped when I was a Realtor. I took them out of the box and put red, white and blue daisy like flowers in them. I adore it now!

Below are two crosses my Mom made and she used bandanas and stars to decorate them with.

Americana
Bandana Crosses

I had to celebrate with a manicure too! Red is a little too bright for me, so I went with a royal blue color and had her put stars on the ring fingers.

My old lady hands. I think I like a manicure and bracelets and rings to take attention away from all the wrinkles on my hands. lol

Below are some bracelets I made. I bought the blue beads at Walmart. The rhinestone bracelets came ready-made from Hobby Lobby.

Blue Bling!

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