How to Make Angels Out of Books

By Kent Page McGroarty ; Updated September 15, 2017

Things Needed

  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Paint
  • Glitter glue
Use images of angels as inspiration for your craft.

Angel crafts can be made from a variety of materials, including clothespins, napkins and fabric pieces such as felt. One creative option for constructing angel crafts is to make angels out of old books. The angel is created out of the pages and looks as though it is emerging from the book. Hardcover books are best to use as they give a certain weight to the craft that paperback books cannot. Make book angel crafts to celebrate the holiday season, to give as gifts or to sell at craft fairs and flea markets.

Open the book up and lie it flat on a table or other flat surface with the pages facing you lengthwise.

Gather three to five of the middle pages and draw a vertical angel outline on the page closest to you, which will include the angel wings and halo should you choose to design you angel with a halo. The angel is facing away from the spine of the book, with the head and halo at the top of the page. Hold the pages together and use the angel outline to cut all pages and dispose of the excess paper. If needed, cut the angel outline out of the first page and then use it to trace and cut out the outline on the remaining pages.

Glue the angel pages together with white glue to form one angel figurine. Allow to dry for about 20 minutes. Paint and decorate the angel as desired on both sides and allow to dry for about 20 minutes. Go over both sides with a few swipes of gold and silver glitter glue. Allow to dry for about 10 minutes, and then display as desired.

Leave the other pages in the book or remove them if you prefer.

Tip

Encrust your book angel with sequins and faux jewels as another decorating option.

About the Author

Kent Page McGroarty has worked as a writer since 2006, contributing numerous articles to various websites. She is a frequent contributor to the health and fitness sections of the online magazine EDGE Publications and holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Saint Joseph's University.