She was the first angel I ever made, standing about 6 inches tall, and was actually quite simple to fashion out of 2 'ordinary' doilies. Those doilies could (gasp- cover your eyes!) be purchased already made from the craft store... but with the abundance of free simple patterns out there, why not spend the time instead to make your own? You'll need a tiny one, perhaps coaster would be a better name for that one, about 5 inches across or so. And then you'll need a doily about 10 inches across.
A few other supplies are needed:
a small styrofoam cone, about 5 1/2 inches tall
(or make a cone out of cardboard!);
a flat-bottomed wooden ball about 1 1/2 inches in diameter
(or polymer clay, or paper mache);
some stiffening agent
(my favorite is cornstarch! see this blog post);
and some assorted ribbon-y odds and ends of your choosing to embellish
(for my particular bits used in the angel pictured, click here).
First, trim a bit off the pointy end of your cone so the wooden ball will have a nice flat place to sit on for the head.
Next, cover the cone with some plastic wrap or a plastic bag, apply your chosen stiffening agent to the 10 inch doily, and arrange doily over the cone, forming soft pleats around the bottom. Set aside to dry.
Take the smaller 5 inch doily and apply stiffener. Drape in half over a plastic-wrap-covered wooden spoon, or ruler, or dowel, or clothesline, etc, so it will take the shape of the angel's arms/wings. Leave this piece to dry.
When your starched doilies are dry, carefully remove from the forms they were on.
Now you simply get to work with your craft glue or hot glue gun and affix everything in the places they should go! For more details of exactly how I made mine click here for a PDF version of the full instructions.
I hope you decide to make one of these little cuties, and if you do I would LOVE to see pics of them!