Painted Faux Metal Angel Wings Made from Cardboard

Angel wings have been popping up in home décor for months but they can be very pricey. Being the true DIYer that I am, I decided to make my own painted faux metal angel wings using a cardboard box and plastic spoons. I have had this idea in my head for 6 months but it was my friend Medina from Grillo Designs that inspired me to finally get it done for her cardboard box challenge.

Unfortunately, I didn’t get my project done in time to participate in the challenge but I finally got it done and that makes me happy. Let’s just say these painted faux metal angels wings were one of those projects I almost gave up on but couldn’t let the idea go.

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Back in February when the idea popped into my head I drew out a sketch that evolved over time. I knew that I wanted it to be 3 dimensional and simple so I grabbed my glue gun started  adding layers of spoons on top of each wing to give them texture and dimension.

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At first I thought I was going to go with one simple color and use my Silver Lining Chalk Paint but it was too one dimensional. Again, this was a project I just couldn’t give up on. So I just kept adding layers, layers and layers of chalk paint in grey, aqua and white.

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I have always liked the look of painted faux metal but I had never attempted it before. Then I added some Country Chic Metallic Cream in Belt Buckle for a metallic shine and that is when I noticed that the lines and creases in the cardboard box.

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I broke out my Homeright Spray Shelter and I added a layer of textured spray paint so that both wings had an even texture. Below I want you to see the size of the tent folded up in the blue bag in comparison to the size of my hand. It pops open like a mini pop up tent and is perfect for a quick project. Best thing about this awesome Homeright Spray Shelter is that my husband won’t complain about me painting the grass or our the garage floor.

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Once I got the texture and dimension set on my faux metal angel wings I sponged on more Metallic Cream and various shades of aqua paint. Lastly, I lightly sanded and distress the project and reached the point where my painted faux metal angel wings were worthy of hanging on the gallery wall above my sofa.

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As if the project wasn’t testing my patience enough, it was more difficult to get a decent picture without everything on my wall looking crooked and lopsided. I assure you that everything is straight and it’s the camera angle due to my living room being so long.

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