~ medium butterfly clip (#2 size), available at office supply stores
~ 8 mm bead
~ narrow ribbon, cut to desired length
~ threading tool - I'm quite partial to plastic dental theaders since they're so easy to work with, but really any piece of dental floss or strong thread will work
The beauty of this little project is that it's so simple, once you're working it from the correct end! In this case, it's the bead that goes on first, not the clip. :-)
1) Insert the threader through the bead, and string your ribbon through the threader. Slip the threader through your bead so a loop of ribbon is now through the bead. Remove your threader. (In the case of using the dental flossers, this means separating the sides until the handle splits in half - but not to fear, it can easily be used again since the plastic is quite rigid.)
2) Insert the ribbon loop through the center diamond of the butterfly clip. From the other side, tuck the bead under the ribbon loop and cinch the knot down to form the angel's "collar." (Click the photo below to see a larger view.) Then slide the bead down to center the head between the wings ... and done!
Use the loose ends of the ribbon to tie up your packages, create a book mark, or tie the ends together and create a whole host of angels with which to decorate someone's office or nook!
Also a great craft to do with your kiddos or another group of young blessing sharers - Girl Scouts, youth groups, etc. I hope you enjoyed this, and that you'll be sharing angels with lots of others. ♥