These easy-to-make Angel Wings are great for school plays, Halloween costumes, even dress-up.
They could also be used as butterfly wings, fairy wings, bug wings.
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- Verybest Crepe, 1 fold No. 100 White;
- 1 pc. No. 7 Flower Wire;
- 1 pc. 1/2″ white Gift tyying Ribbon.
Wrap two 18″ pieces of wire with 1/2″ wide strips of crepe paper. (see Tips for Cutting Crepe Paper)
Cut crepe paper 19″ wide, 24″ long.
Paste one wrapped wire to each 19″ edge. Fold edge over 1/2″ and paste, arranging so that the paper extends 1/2″ beyond the wire at both ends.
Fold in 1/2″ accordion pleats. Fasten at middle with thread, Fig. F. While still in tight
pleats, cut ends in semicircle, Fig. F. Cover center fastening with a narrow wrapping of crepe paper.
Sew ribbons to center in crossed position so that they may be brought over shoulders, under arms, crossed in front and tied at back.
Bend wires at center so that wings will open into correct position.
Would you like to make fancier wings? Then check out: How to Make Feather-Like Angel Wings.
Making Feather Wings
Feather wings, such as Cupid wings and angel wings, are made on a foundation of wire bent in the correct shape, or if they are quite large, the foundation is made of cardboard reinforced with wire. When cardboard is used, cut inthe desired shape and then cut out the center, leaving a narrow frame. A wire, shaped to follow the outline of the wing, is fastened to it with tabs of gummed cloth tape (illus. No.1). After the wires are attached, cover the frame smoothly on both sides with crepe paper.
“Feathers” made of rows of pointed petals are pasted to the foundation. The wings are made separately, each one having an extension that bends back and fastens to the other. The wings are sewed to the back of the costume. Large wings, in addition to being sewed, are often tied with narrow ribbons across the chest.
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Feather-Like Angel Wings & Costume Using Crepe Paper (16 pages)
Crepe Paper Costumes 101: Basic Tips for Making Crepe Paper Costumes (28 pages)
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Are you looking for simpler wings to make? Check out: Simple Angel Wings
About this magazine: When Dennison stopped making it’s famous “Bogie Books”, it started it’s Hallowe’en Parties Magazine. Similar to the Bogie Books, it contains all sorts of ideas for Halloween – decorations, games, invitations…etc.
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Table of Contents:
A Hocus-Pocus Party – 4
The Black Cat Rupus – 5
Spooky Spots for Hallowe’en – 6
Witching Corners – 7
Hallowe’en Capers – 8
Games for Large Groups – 9
Games and Stunts – 10
Off to the Masquarade – 11
Ghosts and Goblins Flutter and Moan at the Club – 12,13
Table a la Hallowe’en – 14
Bridge Table Mysteries – 15
Presto! Favors – 16
Bewitching Banquets – 17
The Children Celebrate – 18
Games for the “So Big” – 19
Rollicking Ghosts – 20
Party Hits for Autmn Days – 21
Finishing Touches – 22
Forttunes – 23
Dennison’s Hallowe’en Party Accessories – 24
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