Dinosaur Angel Christmas Tree Topper

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Dinosaur Angel Christmas Tree Topper

No Christmas tree is complete without a tree topper.  As a kid, we always had an angel but in my house, that’s a little too standard.

I found this Raptor at Toys R Us while Christmas shopping and the idea of a Dinosaur Angel Christmas Tree Topper was born.

Creating a pattern would be a nice idea but these dinosaurs aren’t exactly standard.   Below is a rough idea of how I put it together.

 

Dress creation

First I draped fabric around the dino to get an idea of what I needed to do.  I also wanted the outfit to be able to come off and on and not just sew it onto him permanently.   I’ll have to admit that I heard Tim Gunn’s voice in my head.

I decided to make a loop of fabric that could be tied with a drawstring and then attached to a long rectangle of fabric for the faux sleeves and neck line.

Dinosaurs are not shaped for dresses.   Luckily, I had scraps of white and silver fabric laying around as well as the purple ribbon used for the drawstring.  I used the silver fabric to embellish the bottom.

Here’s what it looked like laid out.

Dinosaur Angel Christmas Tree Topper

Dinosaur Angel Christmas Tree Topper

 

Halo Creation

The halo was the easiest part.   A shiny gold pipe cleaner shaped into a circle is attached to some wire I had laying around the house.   The wire runs down the back of the dino’s neck and around his body to keep it in place under the dress.

Wing Creation

I googled “Angel Wing Drawing” and printed out a freebee.  I darkened the outlines with sharpy and taped two copies together.  The wings are taped on.  Maybe next year I will get extra ambitious and make feather wings.

At first I thought he was a little big but after I put him up there I think it works.  If you’re going to be weird, go big.

Dinosaur Angel Christmas Tree Topper

 

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