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They have all been busy as Elves creating, decorating, cooking and crafting tons of new ideas for you to try this holiday season!
It truly is a wonderful life!
If you have been a reader here you may know a big part of “salvaging” is making the best life with what you have.
For the 12 days of Christmas blog hop the assignment was a craft/recipe based on a movie. The obvious choice was….It’s a Wonderful Life. When we look at the blessings we have in our lives, it turns what we have into more than enough.When we look at the blessings we have in our lives, it turns what we have into more than enough.Click To Tweet
One of the most memorable scenes is at the end when ZuZu exclaims….
Every time a bell rings an angel gets it’s wings.
Today’s movie craft is a salvage version:
DIY WINE CORK ANGEL ORNAMENT
SUPPLIES (per angel)
- Wine Cork
- Wood Bead (for head – used 1.7 cm)
- Marker (if drawing a face on the bead)
- Ribbon (wings)
- Gold Aluminum Wire
- Curling Ribbon
- Hot Glue
- Eye Screw
- Thin Wire for Hook
- Fold a piece of ribbon by taking each end and bringing it to the middle. Glue the two ends together.
- Scrunch the middle of the ribbon together. You can use wire or ribbon to keep it together or just glue the scrunched up ribbon to the back of the cork.
- Take a second piece of ribbon that is slightly larger. Gold tulle worked well.
- Repeat step 3 and add this second ribbon to the back of the angel.
- Add bell to the eye screw. If your bell doesn’t fit, you can open the eye screw with needle nose plyers to pull straight out (no twisting). You can also use thin wire to join the bell onto the eye.
- Twist the eye screw, with bell, into the bottom of the cork.
- Take small amounts of the curling ribbon for the hair. Curl if desired. (Tweezers may help this process.)
- After they are curled, glue the pieces of ribbon to the top of the head as desired.
- If you want the hair to be fuller, you can use a ribbon shredder to make the strands smaller.
- If your bead doesn’t have a face, you can draw the desired face onto the bead.
- Make the halo with gold wire.
- Take a nail and make a hole at the top of the cork…remove nail.
- With your wire, make an ornament hook.
- Add the hook to the hole with the halo. By adding a twist to the bottom of the hook it will grab into the cork keeping it stable (see pic).
- Add halo to the top of the cork (with the ornament hook).
- Glue head to the top part of the cork.
Now every time you hear your little wine cork angel ornament ring, you not only know an angel will get it’s wings, BUT it can also be a reminder of the blessings we have.
Be sure to visit our fellow 12 Days of Christmas Bloggers below for even more creative ideas this holiday season!