Now, there is a bit of a back story with my project. A few weeks ago we had a church activity where we invited our Moms to a dinner and had a nice little program honoring our Mothers and Motherhood. Many quotes were shared that night but one that really stuck with me reads,
"All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother."
That particular quote stuck with me because it feels particularly true about my Mom. My Mom has always been my greatest supporter and champion. I owe so much of my accomplishments to her support and to my upbringing. And my Mom has always had a thing for angels and decorates with them throughout her house, so I have always thought of my Mom as a living angel.
So, I knew I had to make an angel for my mom! Here is how it turned out!
I think it came out pretty cute and I hope my Mom will love it!
Here is how it looks from the back.
It was really easy to make too. Here is my method in case you want to make one of your own.
First I drew up the shape I wanted. Here is the template I ended up with.
Then I cut it out of a 2x6 we had laying around the garage using a jig saw. You could totally use a thinner board and a scroll saw, I was just being too lazy to drag three kids to the store so I made due with what I had. Cutting a 2x6 into a shape wasn't easy and my jig saw blade must have been bent because I ended up with a very crooked looking angel. I didn't take a picture because I thought I was going to have to toss it and go to the store, but before I threw in the towel I got out the dremel tool with a grinding bit to see if I could salvage it.
After softening all the edges and adding some shape to the hair, this is what I ended up with. I liked it! Yay!
Then you paint and add your quote. I made a stencil for the quote out of vinyl. It worked great.
And the last thing you have to do is make the wings. I used some wire and basically made an 8 shape over and over, and then wrapped it in the middle. Like this...
And that is just hot glued to the back. It was really easy to make actually and a fun project.
Thanks for the inspiration ladies!
Melinda will be here tomorrow to finish off our Mother's Day projects. And after all the great ideas this week you will have no excuse not to create something fabulous for your Mom!
Thanks for reading!