Normally I’m not thinking Christmas ornaments this time of year, I’m still planning my Thanksgiving supper, but when the Junk Visionaries tell you that the monthly theme for November is Junk Christmas ornaments or decor, well it’s time to bring out the Box-o-Junk.
I often refer to my box-o-junk when I’m putting the finishing touches on a project whether it’s a hinge, knob, handle or other doo dad.
Here is just a portion of my junk. It’s a well refined, sort of eclectic collection, accumulated over years of scavenging. If I thought I could use an item in a future project, it was tossed into my box-o-junk.
In the past I’ve used my box-o-junk for four other angels.
Click on any of the angels if you’d like to know how to make one.
The mini junk angels I’m about to show you are much less involved and will probably take less than ten minutes to put together.
For these mini angels you will need a body, I used some chair spindles because they have a nice round portion that sort of looks like a head, wings and a halo.
Chop off the top of the spindle where you’d like your head to end.
The halos get screwed onto the top of the head.
The two side angels use rusty washers but because the holes were too large, a smaller washer holds them in place.
I’m not quite sure what the middle halo is, but it was the right size and shape.
Drawer handle wings get screwed into the back. If your handle doesn’t have a center hole you may have to drill one.
I picked up this little tube of gold leaf Rub ‘n Buff from Michaels. It also comes in silver and antique gold.
Just put a little on your finger and rub wherever you’d like to give your angels a little glam.
The wings for this angel are made of old twisted metal hooks. I couldn’t match up the wings exactly because their screws would hit.
It’s a little early to show my trio of junk angels on my Christmas tree but it’s not too early to start an easy DIY project. Everybody needs more angels in their lives.
And since this post was part of a junk revision challenge, make sure you check out how my fellow junk visionaries use their junk to decorate for the holidays.
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