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Angel Assemblage Art

Angels made from junk jewelry and reclaimed hardware and old wood. I call them assemblage creations or art.

These are my “Angels of Reclaim” or Angel Assemblage Art. Collecting old hardware, blingy jewelry, rusty tools, junky stuff, and reclaimed wood is one of my favorite pastimes. Coming up with creative projects where I can use my finds sometimes gives me a headache.

Angel Assemblage Art

I started making the angels a few years ago. Every once in a while I pull out my stash of furniture hardware, junky stuff, and my bits and pieces of vintage bling. I’ve written posts about my Hardware Christmas Tree and some of my other Junk Creations,recently but I haven’t made any Angels of Reclaim. Time to make a few.


I made the angel above with a drawer pull, antique window hardware, antique trunk hardware, and reclaimed wood. Sometimes it takes me hours just trying to decide what parts go together to make one angel.


I have crates and crates of salvaged hardware and metal junk pieces.


I also have a large stash of reclaimed wood. Some of the wood is old molding, some of it is chair legs or arms, some  are old wood appliques.


This angel is made of wood from job site, a vintage door latch, vintage drawer pull, and drawer pull backplate.


strap hinge, garden faucet handle, door knob backplate, pull back plate, reclaimed wood


reclaimed wood, chippy wood knob, rusty metal thingie, mid-century modern drawer pull

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Every angel is unique.

Angel Assemblage Art

My granddaughter Tenley and the “Angel of Style” she created today. She helps me out in the workshop when she’s at the house and she is very creative. Tenley went through my hardware stash today and put this Angel together. I drilled the screw holes for her but she did the rest. I think she’s got me beat. I love her Angel that she dubbed “Angel of Style”.

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Angel of Style. Isn’t she just gorgeous. Tenley took this photo. What about it guys. Do you like our Angels? Thanks for stopping by, Kathy


Kathy Owen founder of Petticoat Junktion
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Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com

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  1. I was just snuffling around for visuals and came across your recycling. Yes, I still call it that! I love your simple touch. Your pieces are charming. I have been putting together every one else’s throwaways for years. They used to laugh and now they ask for them! Keep up the wonderful work.

  2. These are so cute~~ Very original idea. I have to admit I’m coveting all those Pepsi crates! LOVE them!

  3. I love your angels and trees!! I have been creating my junk angels for years and I love seeing your take on the same craft, and the junk you use. Some of mine I do on old boards and some I create from rulers. I come home from my walks with my pockets clanking, full of rusty finds. A potter in the antique mall I have a booth in makes tiny faces for necklaces and sometimes I use them for my angels’ faces. I am happy I found you! I had no idea about Roadkill Rescue, and now I’m in a bit of trouble with Beckie…lol I posted my comment on her blog before realizing my mistake…oops! Apologies. Junk on! Vicki

  4. Adorable! Love these guys. What a wonderful way to bring something old back to life again! Popped over from Serenity Now. 🙂

  5. My Mamaws awesome and a good creater thats were I got my talent on creating things I like to make the angels the most so far I’ve made too angels

  6. So clever! I do think Tenley has a good eye for this though, must be the great teacher she has.

  7. Kathy, I think these are amazing. I envy your hoard of hardware and your ability to put it together. Wow.