Friday's Find: Recreated Hymnal Angel!

Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends! Recently I found a hymnal angel while I was thrifting. The price was right but I hesitated at first because she was a little banged up. Some of her pages were bent in the wrong direction, her make up was dated and her hair was a mess! I've had days like that--how about you? Girlfriend just needed a makeover...

Upcycled hymnal angel



Someone had invested some time in this little angel and I wanted to accentuate the positive, like her gold sprayed pages and pretty crocheted collar but her styrofoam head and matted hair had to go...

Upcycled hymnal angel

First, the foam head was replaced with a smooth wooden sphere. Though I've seen book angels with assorted doll hair styles, I opted for more of a rustic silhouette-- sans hair and with a burlap flower halo.  Finally, for a little whimsy I added some music sheet stars to her dress and some faux pearls at her lace collar.  Isn't she sweet?

Upcycled hymnal angel

My rustic angel found her home atop a Vintage luggage display, adding a little Christmas spirit at the end of my hallway! 

Upcycled hymnal angel

I would love to hear about your latest fabulous finds and recreations.  Until next time, happy hunting! 


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9 comments:

  1. She is so cute ... good job of restoring her. I thought the original face was cute, but I like the natural wooden sphere better.
    Hugs,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  2. her hair looked like spanish moss gross you made her adorable xx

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  3. Great job, so beautiful Angel :) Thanks for stopping by :)

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  4. Very sweet... I love the simplicity of your version....

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  5. Great job on refreshing your angel. I love the way she looks now - so much better! The garland and pearls are a nice touch.

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  6. Oh how cute! Nice job. Thank you for sharing and linking up to Scraptastic Saturdays. This post has been shared via Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Have a wonderful week.

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  7. I like redoing old crafts like this. Thanks for posting. Hello from Scraptastic Saturdays.

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  8. WOW!!!!
    Your updating this is so much better than the original state. It's so adorable now! Love it!

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