I found a wooden shape called a "pine signboard"by Walnut Hollow. It was supposed to be used like an exclamation mark. I turned it upside down and saw an angel. If you can't find this, use a rectangle (cut the long sides in a slant, if you wish) and add a circle (available at a craft store) on top to form the same general shape.
2 wooden shelf brackets
two 8" lengths of 1/2" dowel
two 6" lengths of 3/4" dowel
two 1" wooden beads
two small blocks of wood
9 large square nails
4 small eye hooks
stain blocker spray paint (Bin)
black shoe polish
small drill bits
Slice an angle off of the top of each one of the 1/2" dowels with a utility knife. This forms the shoulders. Keep one of the slices to use for the nose.
Glue the beads onto the other ends of the dowels to form hands. At the same time glue the small blocks onto the ends of the 3/4" dowels to form shoes. Allow to dry.
Drill small pilot holes in the shoulder ends of the 1/2" dowels, glue and nail them to the top of the dress. Drill pilot holes in the tops of the 3/4" dowels and the corresponding areas at the bottom of the dress. Screw an eye hook in the top of each 3/4" dowel. With 2 pliers, twist the eyes open on the other two hooks. Screw them into the dress bottom, then slip the leg eye hooks into the opened hooks and twist them closed.
Turn the angel over and glue and nail the shelf brackets to form the wings. You may wish to drill pilot holes for this too.
Glue the angled slice on the face for a nose. (oops - I forgot)
Paint the angel with stain blocker paint. Allow to dry.
Paint the angel with acrylic paints. When dry, cover with black shoe polish. Allow to set up a few minutes then rub off with a clean cloth.
Drill holes around the top of the head (mine are about an inch apart) then glue the nails in with Goop. These are square masonry nails but you can use whatever large nails you have on hand. (Come to think of it, my hair looks something like this)
Glue the button eyes in place with Goop also.
Attach a sawtooth hanger to the middle of the wings on the back.
Angel blessings to one and all.