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Make Your Own Heavenly Angel Wings Wall Decor

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OMW, the year is almost half way done. How did that happen? This month just flew past. Talking about flying, I’ve been seeing these gorgeous angel wings everywhere lately and I really wanted a pair for our bedroom. Pottery Barn had some over-sized ones that are absolutely gorgeous. But the prize tag was a little steep for our budget. A whopping $675 is crazy. That’s more than we pay on our bond every month. Plus, even if I could afford them, Pottery Barn doesn’t ship to South Africa . Bah! Humbug! Or as we say in Afrikaans; “Dis somer kak daai” So if I can’t buy me some angel wings then I’ll just have to make my own 😉

These beautiful angel wings will look heavenly hanging anywhere in your home and they’re super easy to make too. #DIYHomeDecor

Pretty cool right?!! And they’re budget friendly and super easy to make too. All you need is a pair of those el cheapo wings from a toy store. Any color will do. We had these black ones in our “dress up” storage bin. I’m guessing one of the kids wanted to be a dark angel at some stage 😀

These beautiful angel wings will look heavenly hanging anywhere in your home and they’re super easy to make too. #DIYHomeDecor

Cut any elastic bits off ….

These beautiful angel wings will look heavenly hanging anywhere in your home and they’re super easy to make too. #DIYHomeDecor

And spray the wings. Because our angel wings were black, I gave them a coat of grey followed by a coat of white to make them look like they’ve been cast in stone. A dark brown with hints of copper and gold would look awesome too. Mmmmm, maybe I need to make another one to keep the sexy angel in our metallic bathroom company 🙂

These beautiful angel wings will look heavenly hanging anywhere in your home and they’re super easy to make too. #DIYHomeDecor

The spray paint serves two purposes – not only does it change the color but the paint protects the wings and makes the feathers quite stiff and hard. That way they’ll be easier to dust once they’re up 🙂

Framing to The Angel Wings

For the frame I wanted to create a layered look, with lots of texture and visual interest. The easiest way to do that is to make a box frame.  The one we made for the angel wings consists of a basic frame made from pallets. We stapled wire mesh to the back before adding the box portion.

These beautiful angel wings will look heavenly hanging anywhere in your home and they’re super easy to make too. #DIYHomeDecor

For the last layer, or backing, we used a piece of plywood that’s been grungy-fied with a few napkins, gauze and home made gesso.

These beautiful angel wings will look heavenly hanging anywhere in your home and they’re super easy to make too. #DIYHomeDecor

Before putting the whole frame together the angel wings were sewn onto the wire mesh using fishing line.

These beautiful angel wings will look heavenly hanging anywhere in your home and they’re super easy to make too. #DIYHomeDecor

A clay heart, encased it in some chicken wire adds a little something special and it hides that fishing line too. The clay heart was attached using bits of wire.

These beautiful angel wings will look heavenly hanging anywhere in your home and they’re super easy to make too. #DIYHomeDecor

I love the way the real feathers look against the grungy background.

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These beautiful angel wings will look heavenly hanging anywhere in your home and they’re super easy to make too. #DIYHomeDecor

These beautiful angel wings will look heavenly hanging anywhere in your home and they’re super easy to make too. #DIYHomeDecor

It’s bold and striking and oh so gorgeous. What do you think?

These beautiful angel wings will look heavenly hanging anywhere in your home and they’re super easy to make too. #DIYHomeDecor

And if you want to make your own don’t forget to pin it.

These beautiful angel wings will look heavenly hanging anywhere in your home and they’re super easy to make too. #DIYHomeDecor

These beautiful angel wings will look heavenly hanging anywhere in your home and they’re super easy to make too. #DIYHomeDecor

Oh before I forget, if you don’t want to go to all that trouble and find some of the materials we used, we’ve got you covered Disclosure: Clicking on the links below, means we may receive a commission from Amazon. But don’t worry it won’t come out of your pocket, and it helps us come up with more crafty ideas to share with you 😉

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Until next time, hope you have a beautiful, craft filled week.

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Comments

  • Posted: July 11, 2018 12:50

    Linda at Mixed Kreations

    These are stunning! I love how you added the different layers of paint, and how you grungyfied the back. You did a beautiful job, and I bet they look so much prettier then those ridiculously over priced ones.
    • Posted: July 11, 2018 14:27

      acraftymix

      I'm real happy with how they turned out. Now I finally have some angel wings as decor 😁
  • Posted: July 9, 2018 19:25

    Carolann

    Oh how I love angel wings! I have a small pair at home and have been eyeing up the larger ones. Yours came out so beautiful! Just love them!
    • Posted: July 10, 2018 16:03

      acraftymix

      Aren't those big ones just soooo gorgeous. Thanks so much Carolann
  • Posted: July 9, 2018 11:42

    Christina Makri

    You saved a lot of money Michelle! This is what I am doing also when I find something so expensive. I hack it :) This is such an interesting deco item... I have not seen something like this before.
    • Posted: July 9, 2018 13:10

      acraftymix

      And your hacks are always so beautiful too Christina 😍
  • Posted: July 7, 2018 15:49

    Leanna

    Once again you prove that with a little creativity you can create something beautiful on your own. $675??? good grief. I laughed when I read they came from a dress up closet. You always find a purpose for everything don't you. Well done project Michelle, I love it.
    • Posted: July 8, 2018 11:46

      acraftymix

      😊 Aaww thank you Leanna. I almost fell over when I saw that price, but it's really gorgeous.
  • Posted: June 30, 2018 12:05

    Maya Kuzman

    Michelle, this is such a sweet project and a great money saver! This proves that with little creativity, wild imagination and a short visit to the toy store one (YOU!!!) can create wonders!
    • Posted: July 2, 2018 12:23

      acraftymix

      Awwww Maya, thank you so much 😍
  • Posted: June 30, 2018 00:59

    Ana Vukosavljevic

    I love this!! Everytime I think that's it, it can't go any better than this, you come up with something like this!! I need to try making similiar one, I'm in love with it!!
    • Posted: June 30, 2018 04:47

      acraftymix

      Thank you so much Ana, I'm really glad you like it
  • Posted: June 30, 2018 00:29

    Jas - All that's Jas

    You make it looks so easy, Michelle! Another masterpiece. Bravo!
    • Posted: June 30, 2018 04:47

      acraftymix

      Ahhh Jas, I feel the same way when I see all the things you make in that kitchen of yours
  • Posted: June 29, 2018 17:37

    Barbara Chapman ~ French Ethereal

    Michelle, these are awesome!!! Last Christmas I took apart a small Christmas dove decoration and made angel wings for my Maiden {the one we have inside that I decorate with a lot}, and they are probably my favorite project so far! Love love love yours and have already pinned them twice... <3 I can see these for Christmas with tinsel garland... maybe some candles below twinkling away... Might have to add a little glitter?!! ;) Happy decorating! My favorite project of the week, Hugs, Barb :)
    • Posted: July 2, 2018 12:34

      acraftymix

      Yes!!!!! Glitter and candles with the angel wings would be so perfect for Christmas and thank you for the pins too Barbara, much appreciate it 💕
  • Posted: June 29, 2018 15:46

    Mel

    Omg! It's heavenly beautiful, Michelle! Love love love it :)
    • Posted: June 30, 2018 04:45

      acraftymix

      😊 Thanks so much Mel
  • Posted: June 29, 2018 02:52

    Shubhada Bhide

    OMG! That angel wings wall decor looks so amazing. You really impressed me with your works. Well done!!
    • Posted: June 29, 2018 07:33

      acraftymix

      Thank you Shub 🙂
  • Posted: June 28, 2018 18:13

    Ayana Nell

    What a fun craft!! It would look great set up on a wrap around porch, in between some rocking chairs! Looks fairly easy to execute too!
    • Posted: June 29, 2018 07:34

      acraftymix

      That would look so awesome Ayana, I've always wanted a wrap around porch
  • Posted: June 28, 2018 04:01

    FLORENCE

    I like the way you "grungified" the frame Michelle! In fact, I'd like to know how you did it with napkins and gesso...sounds like an interesting process. Love the gray look on the wings too...gives it an ethereal, aged appearance. Another "Michelle Masterpiece"!
    • Posted: June 28, 2018 06:22

      acraftymix

      Thank you Florence 🙂 I'll see if I can put together a tutorial on how to grungify something
  • Posted: June 27, 2018 20:16

    Nati

    Hello Michelle! This project is absolutely beautiful! I would like a couple of wings for our bedroom too! We'll be giving a makeover to our bedroom when we come back from vacation in July and I am in the phase of "hunting for cool ideas!"
    • Posted: June 28, 2018 06:19

      acraftymix

      Oh that's great Nati, I'm glad you like it. Have fun with your bedroom makeover
  • Posted: June 27, 2018 19:20

    Sarah | Hotels & Hand Luggage

    Wow! This looks amazing and a lot cheaper than $675!!! Amazing what creations can be made with a few different materials!
    • Posted: June 28, 2018 06:18

      acraftymix

      Thanks so much Sarah. We just love repurposing things. There's so many options and most of the time is works out cheaper than buying something
  • Posted: June 27, 2018 14:39

    Katrin

    SO lovely! It should be illegal to sell angel wings for 675 bucks. Come on! Yours look gorgeous Michelle, what a fun decor project!!
    • Posted: June 27, 2018 16:31

      acraftymix

      I sooo agree with you Katrin. That's just nuts and they're all sold out too apparently. Go figure
  • Posted: June 27, 2018 13:29

    Evelyn, PathofPresence

    What a wonderful and creative transformation! I love what you have done to create a centerpiece of a gorgeous and crafty display!
    • Posted: June 27, 2018 13:47

      acraftymix

      Thanks so much Evelyn, glad you like it
  • Posted: June 27, 2018 11:16

    Indu

    I am having heavenly feels of angel wings. And in will fit in my budget too. With the step by step tips in your post I am sure I can do this perfectly.
    • Posted: June 27, 2018 13:49

      acraftymix

      I'm sure you'll do an amazing job Indu. Let me know how it turns out
  • Posted: June 27, 2018 08:49

    Elizabeth O

    What a gorgeous idea this is. It looks so great too. Your creativity is never ending I am always in awe of the ideas you come up with.
    • Posted: June 27, 2018 10:36

      acraftymix

      Thanks so much Elizabeth 😍
  • Posted: June 27, 2018 04:47

    Samantha

    I really love this! It’s beautiful, Michelle. These are way better then some overpriced crap. Confession: I’ve never been to a Pottery Barn, even though there are two in my area. 🤷🏻‍♀️
    • Posted: June 27, 2018 05:37

      acraftymix

      Oh you lucky thing Sam, but I would probably be too scared to go inside. Not sure my frugal heart would make it 🙂
  • Posted: June 27, 2018 01:30

    Mary

    Michelle that is such a beautiful upcycle of those old toy wings. Paint certainly went a long way here and turned them into high-end pieces like the ones we see at the pricey stores. You keep working your magic girl. I know there is an angel looking over your shoulder and sending inspiration your way.
    • Posted: June 27, 2018 05:40

      acraftymix

      😍 Aww Mary, thank you for that and I'm convinced there is an angel there somewhere looking over all of our shoulders
  • Posted: June 27, 2018 01:06

    Tanvi Rastogi

    It came out so good. I would have never imagined anything that you put together. Blown away as always. ❥ tanvii.com
    • Posted: June 27, 2018 05:41

      acraftymix

      Thank you Tanvi 😊
  • Posted: June 26, 2018 22:00

    Anonymous

    LOVE the angel wings!!! So pretty!! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind comments!! hugs, Deb
    • Posted: June 27, 2018 05:42

      acraftymix

      Thanks so much Debbie. Sending lots of love as always
  • Posted: June 26, 2018 17:53

    Jessica T.

    $675!!!??? That's ridiculous. Your version is super cute and probably way better haha
    • Posted: June 27, 2018 05:43

      acraftymix

      I know right?!!! It's madness, but Pottery Barn has such beautiful stuff.
  • Posted: June 26, 2018 15:38

    Kesha

    This is absolutely stunning! What a beautiful idea and I love to color choice.
    • Posted: June 26, 2018 16:02

      acraftymix

      Thank you Kesha. I'm real happy how the layers of paint look on the wings
  • Posted: June 26, 2018 15:00

    Daisy

    Omg this morning I woke up to this absolutely awesome idea!!!! I love the finished project so much and it looks easy to do!
    • Posted: June 26, 2018 15:23

      acraftymix

      Thanks so much Daisy, I really appreciate that 😊
  • Posted: June 26, 2018 12:41

    kumamonjeng

    Another great masterpiece, so creative, I was wondering what you would do this week. I cannot wait for another new creative masterpiece from you.
    • Posted: June 27, 2018 13:50

      acraftymix

      Awwww Kuma, you'll make me blush. Thank you 😊
  • Posted: June 25, 2018 11:46

    Debrashoppeno5

    This is amazing. I would never have thought to spray paint the wings to of course change the color and to hold the feathers together. Great job and look at all the money you saved.
    • Posted: June 25, 2018 14:23

      acraftymix

      Yay, for saving all that money and I'm so glad it worked out.
  • Posted: June 25, 2018 10:19

    Julia @ Vintage with Laces

    I doubt I would have ever thought of spray painting feathers but it's obviously a great idea. :) Your angel wings decoration looks fantastic, Michelle! What a fun project!
    • Posted: June 25, 2018 14:22

      acraftymix

      Thanks so much my friend 😍

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