How to make a beautiful, Mixed Media Christmas Angel

This Mixed Media Christmas Angel is one of my favorites. I love the texture of the nail heads around her gown, and the contrast of the glistening, embossed wings. And a repurposed spoon for her head? Heavenly! We’re so close to Christmas that I hesitated sharing her today, but she’s too beautiful to keep under wraps. Read through the directions and you might be surprised that making this Mixed Media Christmas Angel is easier than she looks.

A beautiful angel craft for Christmas, and easier than it looks. Her head is an old spoon!

To make a Mixed Media Christmas Angel, you will need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 12” cone
  • Acrylic craft paint in metallic silver
  • Decorative furniture nails, about 150 (the actual number will depend on the size)
  • Soup spoon
  • Tooling metal in silver, 6” x 12”
  • Low-temp glue gun
  • Tools needed: Scissors; stiff paintbrush; hacksaw; pencil; old magazine; adhesive tape; optional: knippers

To make a Mixed Media Christmas Angel:

1. Paint the foam cone silver and let dry.

2. Using the hacksaw, cut the handle from the spoon, ½” below the bowl of the spoon. This extra ½” will be the angel’s neck.

Use an old spoon to make this beautiful, mixed media angel.

Cut off the spoon handle, leaving an extra 1/2″ at the bottom of the bowl for the angel’s neck.

3. Insert the neck into the top of the cone and glue in place.

4. Cover the cone with the decorative furniture nails.

5. Use the patterns to trace the wings, arms, and halo onto a piece of silver tooling metal. Cut out using old scissors or knippers.

6. Emboss the metal pieces to add detail:

  • Tape one of the metal pieces, front side down, onto an old magazine.
  • Using a blunt pencil, draw the design onto the back side of the metal. Press lightly but firmly to emboss the metal.
  • Turn the metal piece over and gently press down along each side of the lines. This will help to highlight the lines and make them more distinct.
  • Rub the open areas with the pencil eraser to further enhance the details.
  • Note: If you make a mistake, don’t worry! Simply turn the metal over to the opposite side and rub out the mistake.
DIY this beautiful, Mixed Media Christmas Angel. Easier than she looks!

I’ve wondered if you could use an old foil pie tin for the wings?

7. Glue the halo to the back of the spoon and the wings to the back of the cone.

Beautiful, DIY Christmas Angel. Easier than it looks!

Mixed Media Christmas Angel by Kathleen George.

Isn’t she beautiful? You might also want to check out this round up of Angel crafts from  a while ago.

DIY Angel Crafts for Christmas. Round up on

Faux Rust Angel Trio by Kathleen George

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Happy crafting


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4 Responses to How to make a beautiful, Mixed Media Christmas Angel

  1. Angie Dyer says:

    I just love angels! These are particularly beautiful and just in time for Christmas!

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you, Angie. Kathleen George can really make angel crafts that “sing”, don’t you think? I hope you’ll find the time to craft one for your collection. Sharon

  2. THIS! IS! FANTABULOUS! I love angels and I am certainly going to be making a few of these to place on my shelf in the living room! Absolutely spectacular! TFS!

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