How to Make Angels From Old Hymnals


If your church or organization is replacing its outdated hymnals with new ones, recycle the hymnals to make elegant angel decorations. Use the pages from old hymnals to craft paper angels for Christmas tree ornaments, bookmarks, greeting cards, gift tags, wreaths, centerpieces and garlands. The printed words, musical notes and staff lines on the yellowed pages of old hymnals make beautiful designs for paper angels. And because hymnals contain many pages, they are ideal for crafting in a group setting such as a youth or senior citizens get-together.


Step 1

Remove the pages from an old hymnal. Gently tear the pages out or cut them out with a sharp utility knife.

Step 2

Use a pencil to trace an angel-shaped cookie cutter onto each of the hymnal pages. Use scissors to cut out the angel shapes.

Step 3

Glue two of the angel cut-outs together, back to back. Roll a pencil over the cut-outs to smooth out the glue. Allow the glue to dry.

Step 4

Use gold twine or metallic pipe cleaners to create halos for the hymnal angels. Attach the halos with craft glue.

Tips and Warnings

  • If you use a utility knife to remove the pages of old hymnals, for the safety of children and senior citizens, cut out the pages before the group arrives.

Things You'll Need

  • Old hymnal
  • Utility knife (optional)
  • Angel-shaped cookie cutter
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Metallic pipe cleaners or gold twine
  • Craft glue
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About this Author

Monica J. Miller has been a freelance writer since 2005 and is published in "A Time to Love Magazine." Miller has more than 20 years of experience crafting. She writes on a variety of subjects, including parenting, family and relationships, business partnerships, Christianity, gift giving ideas and health issues.

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