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I can’t believe one year has gone by since I created the ‘Seashell Angels‘ tutorial for Art of Crafts! This year, I’ve been really inspired by other natural materials such as pine cones, chestnuts and acorns. I hope you enjoy this craft and please don’t hesitate to ask any questions below. Happy Holidays!


Materials you will need:
  • pine cones (medium sized)
  • white, green, red and black acrylic paint
  • paintbrushes
  • feathers
  • wooden beads
  • glitter
  • hot glue & regular glue
Step 1: Prepare some pine cones by letting them dry in the sun completely (if they are from your garden or the woods). Using a paintbrush, gently adhere white paint to the tips of each pine cone. I happened to have some leftover snow spray in a can, so I used a bit of that too. Also, if you happen to have any acrylic sealant around, spraying some of that will make your pine cones last longer.
Step 2: Hot glue a wooden bead or wooden doll head to the top of each pine cone, as well as two feathers for ‘wings’ in the back of each angel.
Step 3: Using a small paintbrush, paint green hair on your angel as shown. You can get creative with this part and try shades of red or silver instead. Once the hair is dry, add a face with black and red paint. Allow your angel to dry completely, then add a small circle of white glue to the crown of the head and sprinkle on some glitter for a halo.
Display idea: Your pine cone angels will be quite rolly-polly, so you’ll need a way to display them effectively. One cute idea would be to fill a glass container with artificial snow, and gently place the angel on top so it looks like she’s flying on a cloud 🙂
Ashley Lucas {aka Lady Lucas} is a craft designer and illustrator specializing in adorable kawaii characters. Visit her Etsy Shop for printable coloring books and pages, and don’t forget to join the Lady Lucas Club so you don’t miss out on free downloads and ideas sent out every four weeks!



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