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How to Make Feathered Angel Wings Ornaments

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Overview

Angels are important symbols and reminders of the spirit of Christmas. Create these simple but adorable angel ornaments to adorn your Christmas tree or to give as gifts. Using basic craft materials that can be obtained from any craft store, these stuffed angel ornaments with feathered wings require minimal sewing and are fun to make for kids and adults alike. This basic process can be creatively elaborated on to create your own unique expression. Glitter, sequins, ribbons, alternate fabric types, and even hand-painted Christmas phrases can all be used.

Step 1

Cut two 4-1/2-inch by 3-inch squares of white felt. Stack them together and sew three sides to create a sack. Turn the sack inside out and stuff with cotton stuffing.

Step 2

Cinch the top together with gold or silver thread, leaving a large loop for hanging the ornament.

Step 3

Cut two 2-inch by 1/2-inch long, slightly curving rectangles to create arms. Glue the arms to the body, starting just under the gold thread. Glue them to the opposite side of where the hanging loop is. Glue the arms so they are curving in to create an angel with clasped hands.

Step 4

Cut two tiny half-circle shapes from flesh-toned felt for hands. Glue them to the ends of the arms.

Step 5

Glue a small fake flower or a jewel bead in between the angel's hands, like she is holding it.

Step 6

Glue two tiny half-oval shapes from flesh-toned felt for feet. Glue them to the bottom, so they are like dangling feet.

Step 7

Paint a wooden craft ball in flesh color. Paint a smiling angel face onto the craft ball. Glue yarn or doll hair to the top of the ball for hair. Adorn or tie up the hair with a small fake flower or ribbon.

Step 8

Pull open the cinched part of the fabric above the thread. Glue the head into that spot.

Step 9

Cut out the wing shapes from white construction paper or card stock. Cut out the wings in a single span of 4-1/2 to 5 inches (so each wing is 2 1/4 to 2 1/2 inches).

Step 10

Glue fake, white feathers onto the wings and glue the wings to the back of the angel, near the top.

Step 11

Glue a fake flower, jewel bead, or tie a ribbon bow under the angel's chin to adorn her neck.

Things You'll Need

  • White felt
  • Scissors
  • White thread and needle
  • Cotton stuffing
  • Gold or silver thread
  • Flesh toned felt
  • Fabric glue
  • Small fake flowers or jewel beads
  • Wooden craft ball, 1 3/4-inch
  • Flesh toned paint
  • Misc. paint for face (black, red for lips, etc.)
  • Yarn or doll hair
  • Construction paper
  • Fake feathers

References

  • Westwood.fortunecity.com: Felt Angel Ornament
Keywords: christmas angel, christmas tree, angel wings

About this Author

Mason Howard is an artist and writer currently living and working in Minneapolis. Howard's work has been published in the Creative Quarterly Journal of Art & Design and New American Paintings. Howard has also written for art exhibition catalogs and publications. Howard's recent writing includes covering popular culture, home improvement, cooking, health and fitness. Howard received his MFA from the University of Minnesota.

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