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Video:How to Make a Pinecone Angel

with Susan Harding

Pinecone angels are a festive and fun craft for kids. Create little pinecone angels together with these tips and craft items.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Make a Pinecone Angel

Hi, I’m Susan Harding and I'm here for About.com. Today we're learning how to make Pinecone Angels, using instructions from About.com's Family Crafts Site.The little angels are a fun gift idea and they’re so easy, you can include the kids when making the craft.

To Make Pinecone Angels, You'll Need:

  • A Pinecone
  • One in. Wooden Ball Head
  • Ribbon (at least an inch thick)
  • Silver Chenille Stem
  • Doll Hair
  • Spray Paint
  • Craft Glue
  • Marker
  • Scissors

Paint the Pinecone

The pine cone will be the angel’s body, First, cover the pine cone with gold or silver paint, just enough to add some glitz. Once all the paint is dry, you can glue the wooden ball onto the pointy side of the pine cone. You may be lucky enough to simply slide the hole in the wooden ball onto the tip of the pine cone.

Add Angel Accessories

For the wings, cut a piece of ribbon about ten to twelve inches long. It works well to use ribbon that’s wire edged, so there’s some support. Fold each end and then pinch it in the middle and secure it with a little piece of the chenille stem.

Glue the wings to the back of the pinecone.You can draw a face on the angel using a fine tipped marker. Glue on the doll hair. Make a small circle out of the silver or gold chenille stem to make a halo and then glue it onto the head. And your angel is now done!

Other Craft Items for the Pinecone Angel

Of course, you’re only limited by your creativity, and you can use a variety of ribbons or feathers for the wings. If you’re doing this with kids, paint brushes might be a less messy option than spray paint and you can easily add some sparkle with a glitter paint.

As an alternative to the chenille stem, we found this little doo-dad at the craft store that you can cut with wire cutters and it makes a perfect halo.

So have fun making your angel pinecones, and if you’d like more information, stay here on About.com. Thanks for watching!

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