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Tree Angel 1 - Candice Jordan

December 2007 Project

Tree Angel 1 - Candice Jordan

Tree Angel 1
By Candice Jordan

 

This is not a project that requires the strict close measurement and exact folding of, say, an origami crane.

Materials:

-Two equal rectangles of paper--here I used pieces 4" x 6"
-Thin wire or thread. I used 32 gauge beading wire.
-Doublesided tape or other adhesive
-Bead for head. Can be left plain or you can paint a face and/or add yarn hair
-Gold sequin for the halo

Paper

-Cut one of the pieces of paper in half for making the two wings
-In this example I ended up with one 4" x 6" piece for the body/skirt and two 4" x 3" pieces for the wings.

 

Paper pieces for skirt and wings

Folding Skirt:

--Fold the larger piece of paper in half, sharpening the crease and repeat 2 times, sharpening the creases each fold.
--The folded paper should be about 4" x 3/4" having started with a 4" x 6" sheet.

 

Folding the body/skirt

Finishing Skirt Folds:

--Unfold the paper and refold so that each fold folds in toward the back side of the paper--resulting in a coil.
--Starting at one edge with the printed side facing up, fold each section in half. You will end up with 8 folds up on the front and 7 folds on the back plus the two edges folded to the back.

 

Final Skirt Folds

Folding Wings:

--For each wing, fold the larger piece of paper in half, sharpening the crease and repeat once more, sharpening the creases each fold.
--The folded paper should be about 4" x 3/4" having started with a 4" x 3" sheet.
--Unfold the paper and refold so that each fold folds in toward the back side of the paper--resulting in a coil.
--Starting at one edge with the printed side facing up, fold each section in half. You will end up with 4 folds up on the front and 3 folds on the back plus the two edges folded to the back.
--Fold each of these folded pieces in the middle with the two ends even with each other, in a sort of fan shape.

 

Folding wings

Taping Wings:

--Cut a narrow strip of doublestick tape and tape it along the edge of one of the inside wing edges.
--Starting from the outer edge, line up the two inside edges and tape together.

 

Taping Wings

Head and Halo:

--String a bead and gold sequin with beading wire or string as shown, with a loop at the top and the two wire or string ends at the bottom.
--Lay the wire or string as shown in the center fold of the skirt, with the bead and hanging loop above the top edge of the skirt.

 

Head and Halo

Final Construction:

--Squeeze the folds of the skirt together and wrap the wire once around the skirt, front to back.





--Bring the ends of the wire through the wings at the center fold of the wings and wrap around the skirt. Repeat this bringing the wire to the back of the skirt.










--Twist the wire tight to hold the wings in place.












--Adhere a narrow strip of tape along the lower edge of each wing, and tape each wing to the outer edges of the skirt.














--Use the loop at the top of the angel's head to hang your angel to your tree or other location.


You can also experiment with different lengths and widths of paper. You could also add yarn for a wig to add another variation to your angel. Make it yours! And send me scans or digital photos to share!

 

Finishing Steps

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