Saturday, December 4, 2010

Faux Tin Angel Ornament Tutorial

Totally inspired by tin ornaments that can be purchased.
I created it with basic craft supplies.

This is a "tin" ornament from a catalog

Big Shot
Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder
Polka Dots embossing folder
Bigz Scalloped Square die
Bigz Beautiful Butterflies die
wood bead
acrylic paints and paint brushes
repurpose an old soda can, aluminum flashing, etc
OR metallic gold card stock (which is what I used in the sample above)

  1. Cut out a Scalloped Square and a large Butterfly with your Sizzix dies and Big Shot. Cut the square in half.
  2. Emboss them with folder/texturz plate of your choice.
  3. Swipe on buttercream acrylic craft paint. Dry brush on metallic gold acrylic craft paint. Do this to both die cut pieces as well as the wood bead.
  4. Curl the two opposite corners backwards towards each other on the half piece of scalloped square. Hot glue into place, creating a cone shape. Be sure to leave an opening to run the ribbon through.
  5. Run a loop of ribbon through the wood bead head and cone body. Tie a knot in the ends (or hot glue in place) so they won't pull back through.
  6. Hot glue the wings on the back.
  7. Make a halo out of wire, attach but tucking the ends into the same hole a the ribbon and gluing in place.
  8. Hang on the tree or tie onto a package.

    NOTE: If you are making your angel out of metal, you will want to use a heavy duty adhesive made for metal or else punch holes in the metal and attach with brads. 
If you liked this idea, be sure to look at my Faux Tin Heart project !

Happy Holidays and thanks for looking =)


  1. WOW, I love the look of tin you achieved with the gold card stock. How very clever. I like how you used the die cut and embossing folder to make the angel. I'd like to do some holiday crafts with a special little friend of mine using this idea. Thanks!

  2. This is amazing! So creative and beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I've always liked angels for Christmas ornaments, and this is darling, it does look a lot like aged metal too!!

  4. The angels are just darling Heather! You have creativity just bubbling out of you!!

  5. Beautiful angel ornament Heather!


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