Chic Wooden Angels with Lace, Ribbon and Bling

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Do you need ideas for making and embellishing Angels? My Mom made the following angels out of some scrap wood from an old wooden fence and deck. The shorter angel, was stained brown and then I used crackle medium and ivory paint to put texture on her.

I had to do the crackle in sections. I painted the front first, then the sides and then the back. The crackle medium I used was VALSPAR from Lowes. You paint it on and then wait for 1-2 hours. I only waited one hour. Then I used a very large paint brush and swiped on my ivory paint. You can’t go back and put more paint very easily, so load up your brush heavily and preferably make one swipe across or down your project. The more crackle medium and paint you use generally means the larger your cracks will be.

I immediately used a blow dryer on the paint to speed up the crackle process. (Yes, I am impatient.) Don’t stress, because if you mess up, just start over with your base coat and add crackle again. (Also do this if you have a portion that just doesn’t “take”.)

After she dried, I sprayed two coats of clear sealer on her. Back in the 90’s I crackle painted plastic pot plant holders. It worked great. But I didn’t seal them and it rained unexpectedly overnight and all the crackle washed away. (I had to redo all that hard work) So I learned my lesson. Always seal crackle paint if it will sit outside in the weather. These Angels may or may not be garden angels so I just wanted to be prepared.

Then I added bling to her. I wanted both of these Angels to look chic rather than my customary rustic farmhouse style. Hope you like them. I choose lace ribbons, sheer organza type ribbons and also any that had shimmer on them. I then added some paper flowers that already came with shimmer and then the pièce de ré·sis·tance was the Tim Holtz brooch in the middle of her bow.

The taller, slimmer Angel was made from a narrower piece of scrap wood. I asked my followers on Facebook if I should crackle paint or leave her sister as is. I had votes both ways. So for this Angel, I left her “as is”, which is stained brown.

I added some of the same ribbons, except added some rhinestone ribbon too. I added paper flowers around her head. These paper flowers did not have any shimmer or sparkle when I bought them. So I added some Diamond Dust to each flower. These flowers then coordinated well with the bling on her bow. I wish the pictures did the sparkle justice.

I moved her around in my house to take pictures. I think she likes my entrance way the best.
This is her home for now.

Hope you like our glitzy but classy wooden angels. Dazzle your Mother for Mother’s Day and make her something similar. You can always buy something and add your own special dazzling touch.

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Top 5 Spring DIY Decor Ideas

Hi Everyone! Here are my top five favorite Spring Crafts we made this year. These go beyond Easter and some can be used all year round. Keep reading for more details.

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Spring Block Letters

One of the first projects we made was to welcome spring and make these block letters. I was ready to take down Winter and Valentine’s decor and put up something with bright colors. These letters were the ticket. We used 2×4’s and stained them. Then decoupaged spring time scrapbook paper on each one. I used ready made letters and flowers to embellish each block. This was a fun project. I am thinking about turning them around and decorating Americana “Summer” on the backside. I’ll keep you posted if I do this. More info can be found here: SPRING BLOCK LETTERS

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Spring Wreath

Nature Inspired Spring Wreath

Another favorite project was this spring wreath. I had a Berry Wreath on here for Christmas/Winter/Valentine’s. I love how simple and clean this looks for Spring. I used a ready made grapevine wreath and embellished with a birds nest and purple heather. I used my wooden tray as a backdrop. More info can be found here: NATURE INSPIRED SPRING WREATH

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Rustic Lace and Burlap Angel

This cute neutral colored angel can be a part of your decor all year round. Mom made here with a more rounded bottom and a round ball for her head. Except for the burlap flower, lace and raffia she is fairly primitive in design. More info can be found here: RUSTIC LACE AND BURLAP ANGEL

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Garden Angels

We made these garden angels before things started turning green. I love to put angels in my flower beds and flower pots. They are very comforting symbols to mix in your home and garden decor. We also made one with a stake to put in flower pots. More info can be found here: RUSTIC WOODEN GARDEN ANGELS

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Turquoise Jeweled Wooden Cross

Crosses are another year round home decor. This one is special to me since Mom made it and turquoise is my favorite color. I love the cross jewel in the middle with tiger’s eye and turquoise nuggets. More info can be found here: TURQUOISE JEWELED WOODEN CROSS

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Thank you for for reading about my top five spring crafts so far this year. I am going to be working on some chicken wire projects coming up. So stay tuned please. Happy Spring!

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Rustic Lace and Burlap Angel

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My Mom loves to make crosses and angels. I think many people like to have these comforting symbols displayed in their homes and gardens all year long. Here is a neutral colored little angel that could be displayed all year long.

Rustic Brown and Beige Angel with Lace and Burlap.

When we start with a blank wooden cutout the options are endless. With this sweet little angel we decided to stay very neutral and rustic. I think it fits in with everyone’s home decor all year long.

Rustic Brown and Beige Angel with Lace and Burlap.

Mom painted the wings and head beige and the body was stained with diluted brown acrylic paint.

Rustic Brown and Beige Angel with Lace and Burlap.

For embellishments she added a simple, rustic bow of twine and raffia.

Rustic Brown and Beige Angel with Lace and Burlap.

We didn’t have a small enough doily so we made a collar of coffee stained lace. We then added the burlap flower with a button in the middle.

Rustic Brown and Beige Angel with Lace and Burlap.

My favorite part of this angel is the shape of her wings. I hope we inspire you to create and decorate your home for the seasons and for comfort. I love to be surrounded by comforting home accessories. The OXFORD DICTIONARY defines comforting as:

Comforting = “serving to improve a person’s mood or restore a sense of physical well-being.”

Comforting = “serving to alleviate a person’s feelings of grief or distress.”

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Shades of Purple Wooden Decoupaged Angel

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Mom is into Crosses and Angels. Today I thought I would share her Purple Angel with a purple butterfly button. I love the lace details and the wire halo.

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Up close picture of the butterfly button embellishment.

She decoupaged lace on the wings after painting them purple. Then she decoupaged fabric on the body portion. The button has more lace ribbon behind it. If you are a purple lover and lace lover and angel lover, this project is for YOU!

Shades of purple, wooden angel with lace and fabric decoupage. Picture is on top of a fireplace mantel mixed in with other Spring Decor.
Add an Angel to your SPRING decor!
She could be an inside Garden Angel! She fits in good with the birds and butterflies and flowers!
Shades of purple, wooden angel with lace and fabric decoupage mixed in with other spring decor.
It looks like she is ready to take flight. But she does have a small hanger on her back where she can be hung on a wall if you want.

Thank you for reading about Mom’s Wooden Purple Angel. I want to order one from her in more neutral colors that I can leave out in my decor year round.

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