Vintage Angel Ornaments

4:20:00 PM


 This project was a cinch and the results are beautiful!

First I started with an old, yellowed, paperback dictionary...
does anyone even use a dictionary anymore?


I tore out pages, rolled them into cones and glued them leaving the torn edges.

Next I stapled 6 cones together at the tips.


I applied glitter glue along the yellowed edges of the paper.


Thanks to the Graphics Fairy's beautiful images, I copied an angel and cut out only the head and arms.

I used the glitter glue to highlight the wings and headband of the angel... and attached her to the 6 cones.


I attached a circle of silver card stock to the back of the ornament for stability and attached a gold string through the opening.


A beautiful vintage paper ornament!


If you like this please check out the Vintage Rudolph tags also made from old book pages!

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24 comments

  1. Sweet little project. Love your new blog look, btw.

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  2. Susan, that's beautiful! What a clever idea and a great project! I could see a bunch of these on a Christmas tree or even hanging off chair backs.

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  3. Love it, I'm bookmarking this.....thanks for sharing! Warm Hugs,

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  4. Beautiful! I love using book pages for anything -- the glitter on the angel and dress is the perfect touch!

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  5. Your angel ornament is really pretty :-) The dress made from dictionary pages is a great idea, and the glitter accents are the perfect embellishment :-)

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  6. This is so cute!! It has a wonderful Victorian feel! I love it!
    Jane

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  7. Amazing project! What a great job! Thanks for sharing these fun crafts.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  8. This is beautiful. Again you are getting creative ideas popping in my head.
    I recently cleaned out a home with hundreds of books, too many to read in a lifetime, and some not in good enough condition to donate.

    Have to love that Graphics Fairy, don't we. :)

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  9. Hi Susan - I'm a follower of yours. LOVE this vintage angel! * have two Christmas parties going on and I'd love for you to share this project!

    www.projectqueen.org

    Mandy

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  10. hiya susan ( long time no see/read) what a gorgeous angel project i think i will try it with a matching wreath x i have used this graphics fairy angel on a church candle and it is amazing i will blog about it and link to your angel too x tfs
    xmaggiex

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  11. I love vintage and you put it to beautiful use here! Kudos!!!

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  12. Enchanting! (via Graphics Fairy)

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  13. Hi Susan, I'm featuring your Vintage Angel Ornament that you linked up to Project Queen's Christmas Craft Tutorial last week. I LOVE IT!

    Thanks so much for linking up and I hope you come back this week!

    Mandy

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  14. Your angel is beautiful! What a really clever idea!

    Jeanine

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  15. The best little ornament i have seen so far , i just think it is so cute . I might have to try his one

    Janice

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  16. So very, very pretty Susan! Laurel

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  17. Well done - this looks amazing!

    I'd love it if you could share this over on my Simply Christmas Inspiration Party at http://shabbyartboutique.blogspot.com/2011/11/inspiration-friday.html

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  18. Congrats on being FEATURED this morning at BRAG MONDAY at GF for this project you shared last Monday! Very darling!

    Visiting from GraphicsFairy BRAG MONDAY party this morning,
    ~From Chilly NW Illinois,
    Suzanne at WhyCuzICan

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  19. A great little idea for the tree. Gotta have a go at this one Hugs Vee x

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  20. Lovely simple project. If someone described it I would have thought too kitch but it really looks great and perfect for a Victorian Christmas style

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  21. Saw your Angel Ornament on Brag Monday. Adorable ornament! Thanks for sharing.

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