OMW, the year is almost halfway 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 oversized ones that are absolutely gorgeous. But the price 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.

Learn how to create your own heavenly Angel Wings Wall Decor using inexpensive toy store wings. It's inexpensive, easy, and adds a unique touch to your home decor.

Pretty cool right?!! And they’re budget-friendly and super easy to make too.

What you need

All you need is a pair of those el cheapo costume 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

You’ll also need spray paint in a color of your choice and a frame to mount the wings. We made one using scrap wood.

Making Heavenly Angel Wings Wall Decor

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 paint 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’d 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-field with a few napkins, gauze, and homemade texture paste.

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 in some chicken wire adds a little something special to the angel wings and it hides that fishing line too. The clay heart was attached using bits of wire.

Learn how to create your own heavenly Angel Wings Wall Decor using inexpensive toy store wings. It's inexpensive, easy, and adds a unique touch to your home decor.

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

Learn how to create your own heavenly Angel Wings Wall Decor using inexpensive toy store wings. It's inexpensive, easy, and adds a unique touch to your home decor.
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Learn how to create your own heavenly Angel Wings Wall Decor using inexpensive toy store wings. It's inexpensive, easy, and adds a unique touch to your home decor.

It’s bold and striking and oh-so-gorgeous. You would never say they used to be toy shop wings. What do you think?

Learn how to create your own heavenly Angel Wings Wall Decor using inexpensive toy store wings. It's inexpensive, easy, and adds a unique touch to your home decor.

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Learn how to create your own heavenly Angel Wings Wall Decor using inexpensive toy store wings. It's inexpensive, easy, and adds a unique touch to your home decor.

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Learn how to create your own heavenly Angel Wings Wall Decor using inexpensive toy store wings. It's inexpensive, easy, and adds a unique touch to your home decor.

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