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Attempting Aloha: Angel Costume - Halo Tutorial

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Angel Costume - Halo Tutorial


In the past week, my kids have needed angel costumes on two different occasions. The first one was for our church's nativity scene. I hadn't given much thought to it and ended up Googling angel halo diy that day (yes, I'm a slacker) and eventually just making one out of a paper plate and aluminum foil that rested on their heads. Very homemade. Kinda embarrassing for a die-hard crafter. lol

My friend, Cari, and I were trying to come up with another angel costume but this time for a dance recital...

As I was browsing Dollar Tree, I came across this gold tinsel garland, and the lights clicked on!

For only $3 and with 15 minutes, you can easily make 4+ halos.

SUPPLIES:

Gold tinsel garland (about 5 feet per halo, and it comes in a 50 foot roll)
Craft pipe cleaners (need 2 per halo)
Headbands (4 pack for $1)


STEP 1: Wrap one pipe cleaner around the headband, starting in the center. I think I wrapped mine around two or three times on each side.



STEP 2: Make a circle out of the other pipe cleaner and twist the ends together.


STEP 3: Place the two prongs of the pipe cleaner through the center of the circle until they are about 1 - 1.5" high, and then wrap excess around the circle to attach.



STEP 4: Wrap the garland around the circle until it is completely filled in and no white is showing. I found it was easiest to use about 1.5' pieces at a time, and I think I used about 3. It has a very small wire in it, so it stays attached on its own. You don't even need glue for this one! Easy peasy. ;)


Happy holidays!

Aloha,

Charlie

9 Comments:

At December 29, 2012 at 6:55 PM , Blogger Lorilee said...

Great idea! Not sure when I personally will need a halo though. I have two boys 17 and 27. Maybe someday a grand daughter will need one!
Blessings,
Lorilee

 
At December 30, 2012 at 1:14 PM , Blogger Attempting Aloha said...

Thanks, Lorilee. I just had our first baby boy, and I'm excited to do boy projects now, too. :) But our house will always have plenty of pink and glitter and sparkles.

Aloha,
Charlie

 
At December 30, 2012 at 2:10 PM , Blogger keri @ shaken together said...

What a cute idea :)

 
At December 31, 2012 at 9:55 AM , Anonymous OneMommy said...

That turned out so cute!

 
At January 2, 2013 at 11:21 AM , Blogger Attempting Aloha said...

Thank you! :)

 
At January 2, 2013 at 11:21 AM , Blogger Attempting Aloha said...

Thanks!

 
At January 4, 2013 at 7:30 PM , Anonymous Anneke at This, That and Life said...

How adorable are these?! My girls would absolutely LOVE them!

 
At November 26, 2013 at 5:22 PM , Blogger Kat Roeser said...

Making these for a skit at work. They are inexpensive, easy, quick and oh-so-cute! Thank you!

 
At January 27, 2014 at 3:08 PM , Blogger Charlie Attemptingaloha said...

I'm glad you like them! I was actually just looking at them today as I cleaned up the play room, and I'm surprised how well they've held up considering it's been almost 1.5 years, and they moved across an ocean! Ha!! :)

 

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