(to read the entire post click on the above title “HARK THE HERALD ANGELS”)

Part 1 What

Hark The Herald Angels will be my first craft to showcase.  I know this craft is Christmas themed and we haven’t even given out Halloween candy yet. But our family L-O-V-E-S Christmas. We will begin decorating no later than November 1st and the Christmas decorations will stay up through January 1st. We do have other home decor that reminds us the rest of the year that “Jesus is the Reason” so I’ll be sharing those crafts with you too. Just not yet.

Part 2 Why

The angel project was inspired by both the song “Hark The Herald Angels Sing” and the scripture Luke 2:14 (NIV) “Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace.” 

If you have time, look up and meditate on the words to the song: “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.”

Scripture Prayer

Lord I pray we along with Your angels will sing glory to Your Son, King Jesus.  I pray for Your peace on earth (Luke 2:14 AMP). I pray for Your mercy to rain down gently upon us.  I pray we will be reconciled with You (II Corinthians 5:18 AMP).  I pray we as a nation will join other nations in experiencing joy because of our Savior Christ Jesus (Matthew 2:10 AMP). Thank You for being our everlasting God (Isaiah 40:28 AMP).  Thank You for being our Immanuel (Isaiah 7:14 AMP; Matthew 1:23 AMP). Thank You for being our Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6 AMP).  Thank You for bringing Light and Life to all (John 1:4 AMP).   Thank You for bringing us healing (Mark 2:17 AMP).  Thank You for giving us a second birth (John 3:3 AMP).    In King Jesus’ name I pray.  AMEN.

Scriptures prayed in the above prayer

Luke 2:14 (NIV) “Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace.” 

II Corinthians 5:18 (KJV) And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to Himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation.

Matthew 2:10 AMP When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy.

Isaiah 40:28 AMP Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth does not become tired or grow weary; there is no searching of His understanding.

Isaiah 7:14 AMP Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Listen carefully, the virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and she will call his name Immanuel (God with us).

Matthew 1:23 AMP “Behold, the virgin shall be with child and give birth to a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel”—which, when translated, means, “God with us.”

Isaiah 9:6 AMP For to us a Child shall be born, to us a Son shall be given; And the government shall be upon His shoulder, And His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 58:8 AMP Then your light will break out like the dawn, And your healing (restoration, new life) will quickly spring forth; Your righteousness will go before you [leading you to peace and prosperity], The glory of the Lord will be your rear guard.

John 1:4 AMP In Him was life [and the power to bestow life], and the  life was the Light of men.

Mark 2:17 AMP When Jesus heard this, He said to them, “Those who are healthy have no need of a physician, but [only] those who are sick; I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners [who recognize their sin and humbly seek forgiveness].”

John 3:3 AMP Jesus answered him, “I assure you and most solemnly say to you, unless a person is born again [reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, sanctified], he cannot [ever] see and  experience the kingdom of God.”

Part 3 How

Today I’m explaining how to make an angel like one of the above. I was inspired by an angel project from the show “Home and Family” on the Hallmark Channel.

How to make the angel’s body: Lay a magazine flat on a table and open to page one. Fold the upper right corner across and down and even to the inside seam of the magazine. See step one below:

step one

Then take the bottom right portion of same page and fold the edge even to the inside seam of the magazine. See step 2 below:

step two

There will be a paper tail sticking out from the bottom of the fold so crease and tuck this section of page under and in between the fold you just made. See step 3 and 4 below:

step three
step four

In order to make the body of the angel, you will have to fold many pages (pick a magazine with at least 60 pages). Once you’ve fold all the pages, you can either remove the cover or leave it in place and fold it as you did the other pages. Then glue together the first and last pages. Hot glue is good but tacky glue will work, just clip the pages together until they are dry.

These are the directions to finish out the angel project: 1. You will need a round wooden ball for the head. (I drew a singing mouth and closed eyes on the head before attaching it to the body.) Glue the head to the top of the angel body. If a hole is in your wooden ball, I found gluing a piece of wire inside of it and then pushing the wire into the glue on the top of the body made the head sturdier. 2. For the arms/sleeves I cut a 3 inch by 3 inch square from a music sheet (construction paper or a magazine page can be used) then folded it diagonally into a triangle. I glued these arms/sleeves to each side of the angel body. From construction paper, I cut out two small hands and a small square for the music folder the angel is holding. I glued the hands to the arm sleeves. Next I glued the music folder to the hands (positioning them midway down the side of the book edge). 3. The wings can be cut any size you desire from a magazine page or construction paper. There are many angel wing patterns to choose from on the internet. That’s where I got mine. 4. If you don’t want hair for your angel move on to the next step. (In the photo you will notice my angels have hair. Hair can be purchased at any craft store in the doll making area. Attaching hair might take a little while but I believe the results are worth it.) 5. The halo can be made by stringing between 10 and 12 beads on to a 6 inch piece of wire or even string. Attach the ends together by tying (if string) or twisting ends together (if wire). Trim the excess. Then glue the halo on the top of the angel’s head. Use tacky glue. It dries clear. 6. I glued a little bow on the angel’s neck. You can embellish with cute buttons, beads, etc. 7. I found it is easier to pick up the angel if there is some sort of base. I cut out a circle (heavy cardboard) the size of the base of the angel and glued it to the bottom. (Though my first angel – featured above – stands upon a silver charger.) 8. About the sign behind the angels: I purchased the frame for about $5 dollars. It was used and already had the matting in it. I removed the artwork but left the matting. Then I placed my own printed background paper and sign into the frame. I find a lot of my craft materials at garage sales. And I’m blessed to have a husband who both goes with me to garage sales and pays for my finds.

Any thoughts, ideas, complaints, I can be contacted at dona@scripturecrafts.com