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.
Things You'll Need
White thread and needle
Gold or silver thread
Flesh toned felt
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
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.
Cinch the top together with gold or silver thread, leaving a large loop for hanging the ornament.
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.
Cut two tiny half-circle shapes from flesh-toned felt for hands. Glue them to the ends of the arms.
Glue a small fake flower or a jewel bead in between the angel's hands, like she is holding it.
Glue two tiny half-oval shapes from flesh-toned felt for feet. Glue them to the bottom, so they are like dangling feet.
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.
Pull open the cinched part of the fabric above the thread. Glue the head into that spot.
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).
Glue fake, white feathers onto the wings and glue the wings to the back of the angel, near the top.
Glue a fake flower, jewel bead, or tie a ribbon bow under the angel's chin to adorn her neck.