Free Angel Craft Project - Birthstone Angels
© Copyright 2008 Kathy Alford. All Rights Reserved.This lovely birthstone angels project was kindly contributed by designer Kathy Alford. Please email Kathy with any questions regarding this project.
Supplies: Plastic canvas; Brooch Pins; 1/8(3mm) polyester ribbon, Any color plus white for the wings; 9mm Stones (flat back); gold links; Hot glue gun.
Instructions: Cut canvas 15 squares high by 13 squares wide. Starting at top count 6 squares in & cut down3 square. Do this on both sides. Then cut 3 across 2 up, 1 across, 1 down,1 across, 1 down, 1 across , 1 down , 1 across, 1 down, 1 across, 1 down, 1 across , 2 up, 3 across. Repeat for other side. Starting at bottom Count 6 squares in & cut 1 up, 1 across, 1 up, 1 across, 1 up, 1 across, 1 up, 1 across, 1 up, 4 across, 6 up. Repeat for other side. Trim any nubs. For skirt- thread ribbon ( works better to cut the ribbon at a slant) through top square on left from the back leaving about 2" tail, bring up to 6th square just under wing area, then down to top square on right & thread through from back. Bring up & through same square as first one. Repeat until all squares are covered. When you can't get any more ribbon in the no. 6 square, start in the next one up. When done bring both ends to back & glue together. For Wings- Start on bottom left with white ribbon, bring up from back & bring across to upper square on right, then across back to next square on left repeat until all squares covered. Leave 4 inch tail on both ends of ribbon. Glue opened pin to back & bring ends up & over opposite sides to crisscross in front & then across back again & hot glue in place. Trim ends. Glue ring to back of stone & glue both to top of wings on the 2 squares. To make patriotic pins alternate red & white ribbon for skirt & blue ribbon for wings.