Repurposed “Junk” Christmas Angels-Day 21 of Thankful for Repurposing
Do you all remember the angels I made from repurposed hinges and glass shades? Well today I have a Christmas version to show you. I gathered two glass shades, 2 hinges, and 2 post bits for the heads. I also used paint, jute twine, and a hot glue gun.
I painted the hinges using red acrylic paint and the glass shade using white chalky paint. I then threaded jute twine through the hinges a few times to make them stiff and then tied them onto the glass shades, wrapping them a few times to make sure they were secure and tight.
The post bits that were used for the heads were painted with a fresh coat of white, and this time I simply hot glued them on top of the glass shade instead of having them bolted on with a lag bolt.
I used jute twine to make a lovely bow in the front to give it a rustic look. I also painted some flowers with the red acrylic paint I used on the hinges. I learned that flower painting trick from Mary at The Boondocks Blog; she painted flowers for a wreath she made.
The halos were made by crocheting jute twine and then hot gluing it on top of the angels’ heads.
So what do you think of these Christmas Junk Angels? They were pretty easy to make, especially with just hot gluing the heads on instead of bolting them on. Although I do like how the other angels are a bit more securely put together because of the lag bolts. Anyway, these will be cute to display at Christmas time.
Thanks so much for sharing this project!!