DIY Angel Wings Flower Swag

DIY Angel Wings Swag by Southern Charm Wreaths

Today I’m sharing how to enhance a simple pair of metal angel wings using silk flowers and ribbon. This is such a great simple project and would make a fantastic gift. This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

DIY Angel Wings Flower Swag

In this video, we’re decorating metal angel wings with a flower swag. I left the angel wings black but these could easily be painted the color of your choice. Wouldn’t they be pretty white or in a metallic silver or gold finish? I recommend Krylon spray paint for metal if you’d like to paint them. Here’s how to make it:

Supplies

  • Angel wings (Hobby Lobby)
  • Ribbon (Carolina Pottery)
  • Assorted flowers & greenery of your choice (I used leftover flowers from other projects)
  • Zip ties
  • Floral wire
  • Rustic wire

 

DIY Angel Wings Flower Swag

How to Make a DIY Angel Wings Flower Swag:

  • If you’re painting your angel wings, do that first and allow to dry.
  • Next, create a bow with your ribbon. Allow enough ribbon so you have a tail hanging down the length of one wing. For detailed bow making instructions, click here. Note: I usually do 12 inch loops but I felt that would be too large with these wings. I adjusted and made the loops 10 inches instead.
  • Once you’ve finished your bow, lay it on the angel wings to get an idea of placement. Do not attach it yet.
  • Start pulling flowers to get an idea of what you want to use. Make a small bundle for one side of the wings and once you have the flowers and greenery the way you like, zip tie the bundle together. Then work on the flowers for the other side and do the same. Note: It’s important not to add so much to the wings that you can’t tell what they are. As you are trying different looks, it’s helpful to take a step back and look at it from another angle.
  • Lay the flowers out at the top of the wings – one bundle to the left and one to the right – and determine how much room in between you will need for the bow. You may need to trim stems or any flowers that are too low and might fall under the bow.
  • Attach your bow to the center of the flower bundles using wire.
  • I forgot to mention in the video, but at this step, you can trim your stems shorter.
  • Now you can attach the bow and flower bundles to the top of the wings using wire. Note: If the arrangement will be seen from the back, you can hot glue leaves or ribbon to the stems and zip tie before attaching to the wings to give a more polished look.
  • You can bend the flowers up towards the bow a little to separate them in your bundles.
  • Next, hot glue pieces of greenery and/or flowers inside the bow loops to give it a finished look.
  • Lastly, attach a piece of rustic wire to the back of the wings to use as a hanger.

How to Make a DIY Angel Wings Flower Swag video…


I attached mine on the wall in between two windows of my office.  I just love how this project turned out don’t you? Click here for instructions on how to make the no sew spring pillow seen in the photo.

DIY Angel Wings Flower Swag

I hope you enjoyed this DIY Angel Wings Flower Swag tutorial. Wouldn’t this be a pretty wedding decoration on the church door? You could also hang it above your mantel or on a mirror. This would also make a beautiful sympathy piece.  Where would you put yours? What colors would you choose?

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Happy Wreathing,

Julie

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18 Comments

  1. Bonnie Venable on April 14, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    Beautiful Angel Wing creation. I love it! Where do you get green zip ties? I can only find white or black.

    Thanks Julie for your wonderful tutorials.

  2. Debra on April 14, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    Julie,
    This is so adorable.You inspired me to make one and display it out on my parents grave {on their heart shaped shepherds hook, which I have to chain everything down, because people have stolen my wreaths in the past…stealing off of my parents grave, sick people}}.
    I have watched other videos of other people doing live videos on making wreath, but yours are so much better, {I tell myself, Julie does a lot better}.
    Thank You for inspiring me…keep your videos coming!!!

    • Julie Siomacco on April 15, 2017 at 11:54 am

      Awe, thank you!! This made my day! Happy Easter.

  3. Anne Bodiford on April 15, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    I got myin at Hobby Lobby. I did a pair for Christmas. I have also done a pair for a friend’s father-in- laws grave.

  4. Patricia Stanovic on April 17, 2017 at 11:44 am

    INSPIRATION BRINGS PERSPIRATION, AND I AM READY FOR THIS, THANKS TO YOU Julie!
    I AM PUTTING ONE IN MY BIGGER BATHROOM AND THEN MAYBE MY BEDROOM.. I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE UNIQUE IN MY BATHROOM SINCE I HAVE ANGEL PICTURES IN IT ALREADY! tHANKS FOR SHARING YOUR GREAT IDEASWITH US HUGS FROM PAT FROM OHIO

  5. Ileana on April 19, 2017 at 7:52 am

    I love all your videos but maybe next time you can pull back the camera just a little.

  6. Linda on May 15, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    Hello, My 82 year old mom loves your Angel Wing Sway, and but I’m having a bit of trouble finding them at Hobby Lobby. Do you recall the item, so that I could order it from Hobby Lobby on their website.
    Thank you and Kind Regards,
    Linda Galindo

    • Julie Siomacco on May 17, 2017 at 4:16 pm

      Unfortunately, they’ve been discontinued from Hobby Lobby.

      • Terri Gould on June 12, 2017 at 1:03 pm

        Thank you for the update Julie!!!!!!! I have been searching for them too!!!!
        Your work is AMAZING!!!! And your Videos are truly the BEST!!! I just can’t watch anyone else!

  7. Claudia Sanchez on June 18, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    I have a question! I want to know to price any wreath or anything, I make?

    • Julie Siomacco on June 25, 2017 at 4:32 pm

      Come up with a formula and use this formula all the time. No matter what the price comes out to be, that’s what you sell it for. No emotions involved. In the formula you need to account for business expenses and labor so you can pay yourself.

  8. Kim Carney on February 20, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    This is gorgeous!! But what are the chances that Hobbley Lobbley doesn’t have the angel wings anymore… I’m sad!!

    • Julie Siomacco on February 25, 2018 at 10:33 am

      Use the idea on another sign, lantern, garland, mailbox swag, etc.

    • Lisa Poppenhouse on March 24, 2018 at 3:13 am

      Try The Wreath Shop for angel wings. I just purchased a pair from them.

  9. pushin65 on March 5, 2018 at 9:27 am

    Beautiful!!!

  10. Vickie S on May 25, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    Hi I can’t find the angel wings here in grove city ohio hobby lobby. I love it

  11. dianaquilts22 on June 3, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    Love Angels I am doing the wooden one this was very helpful.
    Thank you!!!

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