Sunday, December 19

Feathery Angel Ornaments

Feathery Angel Ornament

These ornaments were inspired by some made by Kathe Wohlfahrt that I saw at the Cologne Christmas Market. We went to Cologne last weekend and had an absolutely wonderful time. I've been meaning to tell you about it. Unfortunately, my pictures were a terrible disappointment so I've been putting it off. Anyhoo, these sweet little angels are a breeze to make and will add a bit of charm to your Christmas tree.

We're going to make these at the ornament party. They are the most advanced (have the most steps) of the ornaments we're going to make. They are much simpler to make than the Doily Angels I shared with you a few years ago, though.

Here are the directions in case you'd like to make some too.

Feathery Angel Ornament Supplies
20mm wooden beads. Be sure to buy ones with 2 holes in them.
white feathers - short ones or medium (about 6 inches) ones
Silver pipe cleaners cut into 2.5 inch pieces
String for the hanger, I used silver crochet thread
Paint Pens
Fine black marker
Pink Crayon
10 inch piece of pipe cleaner (any color) folded in half
Glue (glue gun or strong craft glue)

Feathery Angel Ornament
To paint the face and hair
Step 1:Put the folded end of your 10 inch pipe cleaner into the hole of a wooden bead. Hold onto the pipe cleaners while you create the angel's face.
Step 2: Create the angel's face. Use paint pen for the hair, a fine marker for the face, and pink crayon for the cheeks.
Letting the head dry
Step 3: Let your angel face dry. You can set it in a jar or glass.
Step 4: Bend silver pipe cleaner into a circle. Glue it onto your angel's head for a halo.
Step 5: Squirt glue into the bottom hole of your angel's head. Place two feathers in the hole with the glue.
Step 6: Take 7 inches of string, fold it in half and knot it. This will be the hanger for your ornament.
Step 7. Squirt glue into the hole on top of your angel's head being careful of the halo.
Step 8: With a pin push the knot of your hanger into the glue filled hole.
Step 9: Let dry!
Feathery Angel Ornament

I tried the pasta angels last night and found they are too difficult to glue. The pasta will hole with hot glue, but that is not practical for a party of 8 young girls. So I decided to skip the pasta angels and the pasta snowflakes. Our final line up is this: Feathery Snow Angels, Child Drawn Fabric Ornaments (more on those soon,) Animals in Winter, and Woven Cookie Stars.

Here's the problem, though . . . the SNOW. We are literally having a blizzard here in Luxembourg. A blizzard, people. It has been snowing heavily all day. That on top of the 4-5 inches that were already on the ground. The airport is closed. People are shut into their houses. It is pretty amazing. I have my doubts if there will be much driving tomorrow. Hopefully we can fit it in before the 24th.


Lena said...


Potters said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again. The hell with bookclub, I think you need to start craft-club. Love your ideas.

Amy said...

Hi! I love your sweet angel ornament. I've made one for our tree and did a blog post about it linking back to you. Here it is:

Thanks for the instructions & inspiration! Merry Christmas!

Yolanda Crisostomo said...

I Love this craft! We are making lots of Christmas crafts with my grandson who is 4 yrs. old and this one is definitely on our list!

I also shared this on my blog with a link back here for the tutorial.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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