How to make your own DIY angel wings

Anyone can adopt Angel symbolism to make a visual demand for climate justice:

 

To make it easier for others to undertake their own Climate Guardian actions, Zoe and her friend have developed a prototype set of wings that are durable and light-weight and can easily be replicated at home using recycled materials.

Zoe Buckley Lennox has been involved in some amazing actions inG2OZowiecluding boarding Shell’s arctic oil drilling vessel on the high seas, occupying the platform for 6 days to highlight the insanity of Arctic oil earlier this year. We were really lucky to have Zoe join us as one of our angels at the G20 in Brisbane last year, and even luckier that she will be joining us in Paris for the COP21 international UN climate talks later this year!

Check out this great video on how you too can become a Climate Guardian Angel with your very own set of wings:

If you follow this DIY wing method, it’s worth knowing that we’ve created gorgeous DIY wings using reused white and cream fabrics with some light coloured sheer and/or lace. And have also found it easier to use white gaffa tape and/or winding strips of white or cream fabric to cover the square frame that holds the wings at the back. Making wings this way is entirely sew-less.

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And  if you have any tips for improving our evolving methods we’d love to hear them!

Anyone can become a Climate Guardian and set up their own chapter in their town or country.

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The costume is cheap to assemble. You need long white dresses from second hand stores. It can be effective to buy white curtain sheers cut off a band from one end for a waistband, double over what’s left and snip a head hole at the fold. Wrap it around your waist with the band.

 

Laurels are also cheap to make. Buy from any fabric store and twist into a wreath, wrap with thin white ribbon to secure. We bundle our hair up loosely and wear classical sandals.

Thanks to Zoe’s video, we are hoping in future that more people in other parts of the country and even the world, can start coordinating their very own angel actions as part of a mass mobilisation for climate justice! Angel wings can also be gratified, stenciled or chalked.GAF_Lapelpins5 StencilAngel symbolism can appear on any surface, or be worn by men or womenClimate Guardians Website Created

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2 responses to “How to make your own DIY angel wings

  1. I am looking for instructions on how to make organza wings. Big ones like the Angels of the Pilliga Push have.

    It looks like the base of those may be PVC, or what is it? I imagine it would need to be stronger than coat hangers to hold the weight of the organza.

    We are protecting the Walbran Valley in so called British Columbia in so called Canada.

    Thank you for your help!

    • Hi there, that’s wonderful that you are protecting the Walbran Valley. Of course there would be other ways of creating some but our large organza wings fit on to aluminium frames held in parachute harnesses. They were especially, lovingly designed by our artist and activist friend Allana Beltran (the Weld Angel 2007) for our performance art piece that officially opened the Lorne Sculpture Biennale 2014. With help from generous and talented friends, we have seven sets of special wings – one to represent each continent. Good luck with your important campaign!

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