What’s your favourite craft to do with your kids at Christmas time? Years ago, we stumbled upon this really easy ribbon angels ornament craft, and I thought I’d share it with you all today. It’s so easy, and my girls loved it. Make sure to scroll to the bottom of this post to see 12 days of Christmas craft inspiration this December from my blogging friends!
You Will Need
- a roll of wire ribbon (I used 2″ wide ribbon)
- a stapler
- beads or gems for embellishment
- twine or string for the hanging loops
- hot glue gun
- hot glue (use Gorilla glue for extra staying-power)
- optional: gold pipe cleaners for the halo
- optional: thin ribbon scrap for a neck bow
How to Make Ribbon Angels
First, cut your wired ribbon into a 14″ piece and a 10″ piece for each angel ornament.
Next, fold each piece accordion style into pleats (I folded in approximately 1″ increments). Staple the shorter pieces in the middle and fluff out each side to make wings. Staple the longer pieces at the top and fluff them out to make the angel’s body.
Then, glue the wings to the skirt as shown with a glue gun.
Finally, embellish your angel ornaments by gluing a bell on top of their wings with a glue gun. Then, thread some string through it to use as a hanging cord. You will need about 6 inches of twine or string for each angel. Tie it into a loop so it creates a hanging loop at the top of the head. Then, glue a gem or bead at the center of the wings with a small dab of hot glue to hide the seams for a more polished look.
Optional: After attaching the bell heads, you could twist a pipe cleaner into halo shapes and glue them onto the back of the head. You could even tie some thin ribbon around the angel’s neck for a festive neck bow.
Ta-da! Your angel ornaments or finished and ready to hang on the tree or give to grandma and grandpa as a gift. These would also make pretty gift toppers or a Holiday table favor, too! Happy crafting!
- Roll of wired ribbon (I used 2″ wide ribbon)
- Beads or gems for embellishment
- Twine or string
- Hot glue gun
- Cut your wired ribbon into a 14″ piece and a 10″ piece for each angel ornament
- Fold each piece accordion style (I folded in approximately 1″ increments)
- Staple the shorter pieces in the middle and fluff out each side to make wings
- Staple the longer pieces at the top and fluff them out to make a skirt
- Glue the wings to the skirt with a glue gun.
- Finally, embellish your angel ornaments by gluing a bell on top of their wings with a glue gun, threading some string through it for hanging, and gluing a gem or bead at the center of the wings.
Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop! From December 1st to December 12th, Danielle from Creatively Homespun will be hosting 15 AMAZING bloggers that are all showing off some of their favorite Christmas creations and festive, cute crafts. Get prepared to be awestruck with some incredible recipes, DIY projects, and gift ideas!
Each day at least one blogger will be sharing a project of their choice. We can say with full confidence that you are sure to find something to inspire you for this joyful holiday season.
I hope you’re feeling the holiday spirit just as much as we are! Be sure to keep popping by the other bloggers throughout the 12 days!