Alphabet Block Junk Angel


Baby Block and Letters Junk Angel

This is my last post before Christmas and what could be more symbolic of the season than an angel?

OK,  maybe the baby Jesus, and maybe Santa Clause…but angels are right up there.

Baby Block and Letters Junk Angel

I’m using a tabletop scroll saw to slice my baby blocks in half.

Baby Block and Letters Junk Angel

Round off the shoulders of your pallet wood body and using the body as a guide, draw angel wings on a second piece of pallet wood.

Baby Block and Letters Junk Angel

For the body, I”m using Collage Mini Paper Stash by Tim Holtz   This pad of scrapbooking pages comes in 36, 8×8  sheets.  These “metal numbers” are the perfect addition to my baby block wings.

Mod Podge  the paper directly to the pallet wood body.

You may remember me using another one of these papers on a jewelry box back in July.

Baby Block and Letters Junk Angel

I cut the finial down to look a little more head shaped.  

Cut the arms and shaped the tops to be more rounded and cut and used gorilla glue to adhere the baby blocks to  the pallet wings.

Baby Block and Letters Junk Angel

Once the glue is dry on the blocks, trim off any excess.

Baby Block and Letters Junk Angel

Baby Block and Letters Junk Angel

I wanted the texture of the blocks, but not the bright colors, so out came the buttercream paint, though any neutral will do.

Baby Block and Letters Junk Angel

Sand the edges of the blocks and the wings.

Paint was followed by antiquing wax.  As with any piece of furniture, if you use a coat of clear wax before the antiquing wax you can control the darkness a little better. Use the same antiquing wax on the sides of the wings.

 

Baby Block and Letters Junk Angel

Sand the ends of the legs and arms, paint, and wax.

Baby Block and Letters Junk Angel

This halo is the wheel of a pastry cutter.  Use a screw long enough to reach through the head and halo and into the body.

Baby Block and Letters Junk Angel

The legs are attached to the body with wires.

Baby Block and Letters Junk Angel

Small finishing nails attach the arms.

Baby Block and Letters Junk Angel

From the back, the wings are held on with a thin strip of wood.  This happens to be a slat from an old shutter.

Baby Block and Letters Junk Angel

Drill holes thru the hands if you want your angel to be holding an object.  Attach with wire.

Baby Block and Letters Junk Angel

The decor around the hem of her dress was nail head trim from this chair and her neck decoration was a foot from an old silverplated tray.

Baby Block and Letters Junk Angel

Baby Block and Letters Junk Angel

Baby Block and Letters Junk Angel

Baby Block and Letters Junk Angel

 

Junk angel ideas and DIY

You may remember  spoon angel,  Big Head Angel,   rusty hinge angel,  Oyster Shell Angel ,  Mosaic Wing angel, and my first angel made from a corner bathtub shelf and other junk.   These may give you a couple more ideas for halos, wings and legs.

Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year and I’ll see you back here in 2018.

Shared at Salvaged Junk Projects,

  Saturday Sparks,

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