Craft of the Week features Lace Ribbon Angels from our crafting friend Jerry. She's an
active member of our online craft group and has many wonderful craft ideas.
Here's a little
more about her:
Hi! My name is Jerry
Gleason of Dodge City, Kansas.
I truly appreciate being able to share some of my craftwork with you from time to time!
The last 9+ years of my life, I have worked as a paraeducater/paraprofessional in special education
classrooms at our local high school. Therefore, have always had the need for simple,
inexpensive craft projects for the classroom.
On a personal level, I am a wife (to husband Terry), mother (to 3
neat children Jackie 39 - General Manager of local McDonalds, Ron 36 - career Navy,
Patrick 21 - student at Kansas State University), and grandmother (to Desiree 21 - also
I love crafting and spend a lot of time looking for new ideas. I also enjoy reading,
computing, and especially spending time with my family.
Thanks Jerry : )!
What you need:
- craft ribbon (fabric laces work
too) 1 1/2 - 2 " wide
- SMALL ribbon roses
- 1/8-1/4 " ribbon for bow
- 1/4" pom-pom for head
- fastener (to wear as pin, or additional ribbon to hang from
- glue gun and/or Tacky glue
What you do:
- Of course you can use any size ribbon and adjust the size,
the angel on your left is made of wall paper, so don't be to choosey, just make one up and
see what you think. I have made them using 5" lace and added hair. (If you use fabric
you will probably have to use a stiffener.)
- For the 1 1/2 - 2 " Angel:
Measure off 5 " of ribbon for the skirt/body
Measure off 2 - 2 1/2" pieces for wings.
- Fan fold the body ribbon (1/8 - 1/4 " folds). Glue with
Tacky glue at one end. Fan fold the wing pieces the same way, putting a small line of glue
in the center of each.
- When glue is dried, set one of the wing halves on each side
of the body piece (so that about half of it extends above the body piece) and attach with
- The Pom-Pom head will be glued in between the wing pieces.
Now, just make a little bow or ribbon twist that will cover where the head/wings/body
joins and glue in place.
- Add the ribbon rose on top of that. Turn your pin/decoration
over and glue the pin or a 5 " strip of ribbon (folded to make a hanger) to the back.
Both of these angels were also sprayed with a aerosol glitter, but that is not necessary.
Adjust the folds and needed.
- Most of my angels were done with white ribbon lace, but
these were the two that I had out where I could scan them.
- They truly are easy to make, sorry that my description
sounds vague, but maybe with the scan you can figure it out.
I was raised in Ulysses, Ks. I've been making hankie angels for a few years and
just came across you pattern for the ribbon angels. They are darling. I'm going to try my
luck with them. I work in activities in a nursing home in Arvada, Colorado. We have a craft sale every
year and the money goes to the activity fund to take our residents on outings. Thanks for
the cute pattern. Your fellow Kansasan, Carlene
Why just eat
pasta, wear it!
Angel Ornaments or
This craft is a wonderful project to
do with children ages 6 and older. It is simple and looks great! The supplies are easy to
find in any craft store. These pins/ornaments would make a welcomed gift.
Santa's Candy Sleigh
Do you want to have Christmas parties
but don't know what to do? This is an edible sleigh from best-selling and award winning
author Wilhelminia Ripple who teaches you how easy it is to plan your party. It is
excerpted from her book, "Christmas Parties...What I Do. Simply pull the crackers and
candy canes apart to eat Santa and his sleigh. See this craft as well as a Christmas
interview with the author.
This remembrance is perfect for any mom or dad and a lot
of fun to make for any kid! Choose cotton inexpensive pillows from your local craft or
linen store that have a light or white fabric. Using a pencil lightly trace your
design right onto the pillow. By using fabric paints your colors will be vibrant and
have texture too. These pillows can be washed in the gentle cycle with cold water.
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Brownies in a Jar Gift
brownies. Brownies are the perfect gift and you'll love our Brownies in a Jar. All
you need is a one quart jar that you can pick up at your local craft store. Just
take the ingredients for the Double Fudge Brownie Mix and fill the jar. You can make
the jar festive by using a colorful ribbon to tie on the recipe instructions along with a
note from you. Using a small piece of material you can also cover the lid of the jar
add the ribbon and you have "wrapped" your gift!