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I have purchased several at the annual Houston Nutcracker craft market for the last 3 years.
They are so decorative and match my Christmas tree theme.
While searching for videos for my FascinatingHome.com website, I discovered a tutorial that shows how to make a Christmas angel ornament from ribbon.
These are the ones that I buy every year!
There is more to the story. The Angels of Destiny charitable organization is located in Kingwood, Texas which is a suburb of Houston.
They make, collect, and send angels to hospitals and individuals with life threatening illnesses all over the country.
I do not know if my angels are part of this worthwhile endeavor, but I will not be buying any this year. I am making them! Read on to see how easy these gorgeous ornaments are to create.
Royal Blue And Silver Glitter Decorative Wired Ribbon 2-1/2-Inch
Low Temp Mini Glue Gun and Glue Gun Sticks
Coordinating Ribbon in sizes 1/2 and 1/8 inches
Shatterproof Ornaments 1 inch (for head)
Step by Step InstructionsThese angels are very simple to make and the video above shows step by step instructions. You can use any color ribbon. Holiday colors are best. If you plan on making more than one, it is much easier to have all the pieces laid out and then assemble at the end. This also makes it more efficient if you making these with a group of people for a fundraiser as an example.
1. Cut items in the following measurements:
Ribbon Width/ Cut Sizes
2 1/2" - 8" ( for wings)
2 1/2" - 7" (for body)
2 1/2" - 20" ( for wings - cut into 1 inch strips, fold in half and glue together)
1/2" - 8 1/2" ( for bow)
1/8" - 7" ( for hanger)
Piper cleaner 3 1/2" (for halo)
2. Make halo (twist pipe cleaner into a circle)
3. Make hanger (loop 1/8" ribbon and tie a knot at the end)
4. Make bow (make a simple bow with 1/2" ribbon)
5. Make the wing (see video)
6. Add hanger to back of wing
7. Make body (see video)
8. Attach body to ornament
9. Attach wing to body
10. Add bow and halo to the body
You can make these angels and donate to Angels of Destiny, keep them for your own tree or even sell at a craft fair. For more information, visit angelsofdestiney.net.