Saturday, 8 December 2012

Tissue Paper and Plastic Bag Peg Angels

Well I thought I had finished making Peg Dolls for this year, but exciting news they are going to be showing of at The Ideas Hub Chelmsford on either 14th or 15th December.

 Here they all are hanging on the butchers hooks in the window of my studio. They were hanging over the radiator so the rising heat made them all twirl around. Looked really good too.

This time they are made from plastic supermarket bags and dressmaking tissue paper.

Wings are sheet music cut with those scissors that give a fancy edge. Or left over Christmas ribbon, the one with the wire along the edges. The pegs cost £2.50 per 24 and pennies for the rest of the materials. Where could you buy decorations at such a mini price?

I know you can see whose supermarket bags have been used but the whole idea is to use up what you have to hand, perhaps I should turn them inside out next time?

The left side Angel has sparkly ribbon braid and the Angel on the right has poppy seeds for hair. Those were collected from my allotment this year. The gold and silver string is lurex yarn that was left over from a crochet project - years and years ago!

If you are in Chelmsford come along and make some. You can leave them to decorate the Hub's tree or take one home for your own tree :-)

After a very long walk, with Molly, this morning it was good to relax in a warm studio making these this afternoon.


  1. These angels are adroable! How very charming!
    Teresa in California

  2. I bet that they look lovey in your window..Your neighbours will be knocking on your door to buy them.. A few fairy lights and you have got your Christmas decorations sorted.. x

  3. Your Angels are beautiful. How very clever you are.......xx

  4. Thanks Julie, Andrea & Lindy loo x J


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