This angel is so old that there are no instructions anymore. So I will attempt to explain how to make her! I looked for instructions on the Internet…even on Pinterest with no luck.
Untwist your twist ribbon, take about two feet of ribbon fold it in half and cover the Styrofoam ball secure by tying a string at the base of the ball, let the other end be (tails). Cut another piece of kraft twist ribbon about a foot long and insert it just below the head, half for a left arm and half for a right arm. You can tie another string around the bottom of the arms to keep them from slipping. Twist the remainder of your tails into a round rope shape.
Curly Ribbon…I used the better part of a 500 yard spool. I wrapped it around and around the legs of a chair…you want about a four foot hank that you will tie together in two equally spaced places. Choose an area near one of those tied spots and slip it over the head of the angel, half on one side of her head and half on the other. You can tie it in place if you wish. You will cut the ribbon in a little bit…be patient.
Now for her wings..attach ribbon with four loops…I most likely used a piece of wire to attach mine to the inside body…have two loops come out to the right and two to the left. Tie a piece of cord…mine was green where her high waist would be.
Now you can cut the other part of the ribbon that is tied together.
See the tail in the center? (The dark spot toward the center) Form it so that it fits into your vase. You can glue it if you wish, I didn’t. You can always wind more kraft ribbon around it to make it fit snug.
Then the fun begins as you can curl ribbon to your hearts content. The more wraps you made the more you have to curl.
The finishing touches are fluffing the twist ribbon to look like arms and add an embellishment…mine used to have two roses but one was lost so she now has a bit of sparkly pipe cleaner. Glue some curly hair on her head and make her a halo….mine is silver garland with stars.
Mine sits on the shelf above the television.
I made her about 15-20 years ago at one of the Cousin’s get togethers. She stores well all the curly ends seem to do just fine no matter how I arrange her inside a Christmas tote.
It snowed …again..and got cold again. Typical December weather for Minnesota. The Wind Chills are horrible.