Welcome to the Christmas in July Blog Hop featuring The Robin's Nest and Smoothfoam!
This month on Designer Crafts Connection we're highlighting two manufacturers: The Robin's Nest and Smoothfoam. For the manufacturer's challenges, participating designers received free product to use in our designs.
I received some lovely paper, Dew Drops, ribbon and glittery snowflakes from The Robin's Nest among which was some wonderful iridescent card stock. It looked like perfect angel material to me! So, I created this Snow Angel.
Here's how I made this angel:
To make the body of the angel, draw an arc on the back of the card stock using a curved edge or a protractor with the corner of the paper as the center of the arc. Draw a smaller arc around the point. For my angel, I drew a larger cone, but this shows what the pattern should look like.
Cut out and roll up into a cone. Add glue under the edge of the cone and hold the cone with rubber bands and binder clips while it dries.
For the head of the angel, paint a 1" Smoothfoam ball with paint in your choice of color. Glue the head to the cone body. Let dry and add glue to the back half the ball. Wrap the ball with yarn for the angel's hair. I used a bumpy yarn that I had in my stash. Add short pieces of yarn for bangs if you like.
Glue the arms to the back of the angel beneath the head. Curve the strips to the front. Add small hands from craft foam. Glue velvet ribbon pieces over the ends of the sleeves
Glue the remaining velvet ribbon around the bottom of the skirt and glue Dew Drops around the skirt.
Glue silver glitter snowflakes to the back of the head for the halo.
Glue Dew Drops to the wing edges and glue the wings to the back of the angel.
Tie snowflake ribbon around the neck for a scarf.
Make a garland with blue snowflakes and embroidery floss and glue to the hands.
For all of the materials used, go to The Robin's Nest and Smoothfoam. Smoothfoam™ shapes can also be found in local craft stores.
You can use this angel as a tree topper or standing. And, since she's in winter colors, you can keep her around through January. Or, if you're like me, just add her to your angel collection!
To get you started on your holiday decorating, enter to win $50 worth of Smoothfoam™ and $35 worth of The Robin's Nest products by posting comments on any of the blogs. Go here to see all the designers' blogs: DesignerCraftsConnection.blogspot.com
Go here to The Robin's Nest blog: chatteringrobins.blogspot.com
Go here to see the Smoothfoam blog: smoothfoam.com/blog
Here's an idea of what you will receive if you win the prize! This blog hop runs from 7/23 until midnight 7/28.
Happy "Christmas in July" Crafting!