Shabby Angel Wings (Diy)

A couple weeks ago the  hub and I tackled the fireplace and wall.  It has been a bit of a eye sore for me for a while now.  I just couldn't decide on exactly what I wanted to do.  If you know me at all you know I'm not a quick decision maker.  I tossed around the idea of painting the stone black, then white.... and possibly painting the wall gray.  When I finally made somewhat of a decision we rushed to our local hardware store.   

“When in doubt, go with White.”
It’s like a clean slate, and really opens up the space.”
— Elkee

A few BEFORE pictures...

I have been wanting to make angel wings ever since I saw them a few years back on Thoughts from Alice blog .  I followed her tutorial and added a few personal touches.  Thank you for the inspiration.

Materials:

Cardboard

Coffee filters

Glue gun/glue sticks

Jute/String

Feathers/Fabric/embellishments

Scissors/knife

Pencil

Draw one side of the angel wing on a piece of cardboard cut to the size desired.  Draw square tag so they can be glued together. (I free handed mine)  It doesn't have to be perfect because it will all get covered. Cut  out first wing.  I used a knife because my cardboard was thick and my scissors weren't getting the job done. Set the wing on second piece of cardboard and trace.  Cut second wing out.  Fold coffee filters in half (taco) and again (pizza) then glue on cardboard.  This is preference on where you glue them.  I started on the edges folding coffee filters in different ways and sizes placing them in different directions.  I wanted to add a little texture so I glued in some feathers (can't go wrong with feathers), and some white fabric.  I cut the fabric into circles a little bit smaller then the coffee filters and used the same folding technique. I knew I wanted to put my wings on my husbands trophy buck, but at this point you will want to glue the two tabs together.  Tie or glue jute to the back.  Add any other embellishments, pearls, jewels ect. and hang on mantle, door, or above your bed.  the possibilities are endless! 

I even talked my husband into hanging last years buck.  I love the look, texture and color of the velvet.  Thanks for being such a good sport and letting me have a little fun with your buck.

I even talked my husband into hanging last years buck.  I love the look, texture and color of the velvet.  Thanks for being such a good sport and letting me have a little fun with your buck.

How's that for inexpensive, quick, beautiful and oh so Perfect Valentine's décor!

Have a lovely weekend my friends!