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DIY/Crafting

November 28, 2023

How to Make an Angel Ornament

Something to Make Your Tree Sing!

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DIY angel Christmas ornament hanging on a tree.

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Materials 

  • White paper

  • Hot glue

  • Half inch round wooden beads

  • Twine 

Step 1

Cut the paper into two pieces, each about 6’ x 8”.

Cutting paper ready to make an angel Christmas tree ornament.
Cutting paper ready to make an angel Christmas tree ornament.
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Step 2

Accordion fold two pieces of paper into ½” folds.

Folding paper into accordion folds ready to make a DIY Christmas decoration.
Folding paper into accordion folds ready to make a DIY Christmas decoration.
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Step 3

Fold the top third of one folded paper to the left and the other to the right. When placed side-by-side, they will form the body and wings of the angel.

Joining folded paper to form a DIY Christmas angel ornament.
Joining folded paper to form a DIY Christmas angel ornament.
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Step 4

Make a 6” loop of twine and thread it through the bead. Tie a knot above and below the bead to hold it in place on the twine (a little hot glue inside the bead can also help secure it). The bead will be the angel’s head.

Tying a bead onto a piece of twine as part of a DIY Christmas angel ornament.
Tying a bead onto a piece of twine as part of a DIY Christmas angel ornament.
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Step 5

Place the bead and twine between the two sides of the paper angel and hot glue in place.

Gluing the twine and bead to the angel body as part of a DIY Christmas ornament.
Gluing the twine and bead to the angel body as part of a DIY Christmas ornament.
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Step 6

When the glue dries, cut each side of the wings diagonally toward the body of the angel on both sides and trim the bottom of the skirt if needed.

Trimming the wings and skirt of a DIY angel Christmas ornament.
Trimming the wings and skirt of a DIY angel Christmas ornament.
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Step 7

Use a dab of hot glue to glue the wings to the body.

Gluing the angel wings to the body in a DIY Christmas ornament.
Gluing the angel wings to the body in a DIY Christmas ornament.
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Step 8

When the glue dries, separate the wing folds slightly to make the ornament appear fluffier.

Fluffing up the wings of a DIY angel Christmas ornament.
Fluffing up the wings of a DIY angel Christmas ornament.
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