Completed Christmas Angel
A Project to make Christmas Angels
I'd like to share with you a project to make Christmas Angels from Lace Edged Ribbon. This is such an easy to do project: one that the children can get involved it. They will be so proud of the little angels they made.
Buy Different Colors of Ribbons For Variety
Buy different colors of lace-edged ribbons. I especially like the ivory colored ribbon; I think it looks more like an angel when I'm finished. Hang the angels as tree ornaments , arrange them on their own wreath , or line them in a row down a ribbon bell-pull.
These are quite beautiful when used on a Christmas package. It's just an extra little gift, because the person receiving the package will keep the little angel and reuse it.
Materials You Will Need
For Each Angel:
These materials can be found at any good Craft Store
2 feet of 2 1/2 inch Lace Edged Ribbon
1 3/4 inch Bead: I like to use the shiny pearl bead, but you can use a wooden bead, just make sure you buy a bead with a hole in the top and the bottom!
1 Gold Glitter Stem (I call these "pipe cleaners")
Very fine tie wire
Assemble The Angel
Cut the ribbon into one 12 inch length for the body, and two 6 inch lenghs for the wings. Fold the 12 inch length in 1/2 inch accordion pleats.
Place the Glitter Stem into the middle of the folds, leaving about 1 inch. Wrap the fine wire tightly around the ribbon and stem about 1/4 inch below the bead to hold it in place. Using the 1 inch stem you left at the top, form a halo.
For the wings: fold the 6 inch length of ribbon in 1/2 inch accordion pleats. Fold in half, and place one on each side of the body. From the front of the wings, wrap a Glitter Stem around wings and body to hold together. This will cover the fine wire you used. Twist firmly and bring some of the stem to the top to form a hanger.
After you have assembled the Angel, go back and work with the accordion pleats to fan them out.
A Fun Project
This is a fun project for the entire family to get involved with. Children love to make these little angels. We usually make at least 12 when we start the project. Just buy extra ribbon, and the other materials, depending on how many you're going to make.
When you first read my directions, it may look complicated, but I promise, as you move along making the angel, it will become very clear.
You'll be glad you learned how to make these beautiful Christmas Angels, and you will be teaching all your friends and family how to make them. too!
Use These Little Angels To Decorate Christmas Gifts
I enjoy using one or two of these little angels on Christmas packages. They will not be thrown away with the wrapping paper, because they are so cute.
One year we decorated a small green Christmas tree with many of these Angels that we made with white ribbon.
A Good Source For Buying Angel Wings
A Good Hub About Making Christmas Ornaments
- How to Create Aromatic Christmas Ornaments
These Christmas ornaments smell good and make cute decorations for your home. They are easy to assemble. This is a good activity to share with your children.
Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on April 14, 2015:
Hello, Lady_E Great! I hope you will make some of these little lace ribbon angels. They are so easy to make! Thanks for reading and commenting, Mary
Elena from London, UK on April 14, 2015:
This is awesome. I buy a lot of angel ornaments. It would be nice to make something myself for a change. I hope to check this out again later in the year. Thanks.
Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on December 20, 2014:
Hi, peachpurple. I'm happy you thought the angel made from lace was beautiful. Thank you so much,
Merry Christmas to you and yours, Mary
peachy from Home Sweet Home on December 20, 2014:
that was a beautiful angel i must say, clever
Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on December 20, 2012:
Hi, pstraubie. I'm happy you like my idea of making angels from ribbon. They are really easy to make, and they would make a great addition to your collection, I'll bet.
I hope you have a happy holiday season, Mary
Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on December 20, 2012:
I adore this. I have a large collection of Angels as they play a huge part in my life. I do not have any like this so am book marking this so I can try to replicate your lovely angel. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. Sending Angels to you :) ps
Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on December 07, 2012:
Hi, georgescifo. So nice to see you today! My children and grandchildren always love making these little Christmas Angels. They make extras for all their friends, too.
Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment. Mary
georgescifo from India on December 07, 2012:
Glad to learn on more trick to make my children happy one this Christmas event..
Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on December 06, 2012:
Hi tammyswallowl. Thanks for reading about my little Christmas angels and I'm happy you like them. People would love to receive a gift with one of these on it!
Thanks for the share and the Pin I appreciate that. Mary
Nell Rose from England on December 06, 2012:
Well I think the angels are really cute, and yes I would try to make them! lol! I haven't made anything like these for years, brings back memories!
Tammy from North Carolina on December 06, 2012:
These are gorgeous Ms. Mary! I am going to give these a try. They would make great gift tags too. Love it. Sharing and pinning.
Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on November 28, 2012:
Hi, RTalloni. Thanks for coming by to read and comment on my Christmas angels made from ribbon. 3 of my grandchildren came last weekend and we made about 50 of these little angels. They really are easy to make.
RTalloni on November 28, 2012:
These are very sweet ornaments, and as your directions indicate, they are easy to make. Nice!
Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on November 28, 2012:
Hi, vox vocis. These little angels really are easy to make, and they turn out really cute. I do hope you will make some...you will be glad you did.
Thanks for reading and for the vote.
Jasmine on November 28, 2012:
This is really cool, easy to make and fun. I must try making my own lace ribbon angels :) Voted up!
Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on November 16, 2012:
Hi, By Lori, if you love handmade things, you will love making these angels from lace. No, they are not hard to make at all. Once you start making them, it's hard to stop!
Thanks for the read and the vote, Mary
By Lori from USA on November 16, 2012:
I love handmade things. Adorable and they don't look too hard to make. Voted up.
Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on November 14, 2012:
Hi, Eddy. It's always nice to see you! I think you would enjoy making these Christmas Angels from ribbon. We always make extras to attach to gifts. The person always appreciates that little extra gift!
Thanks for the votes and the share, Mary
Eiddwen from Wales on November 14, 2012:
Thank you for this gem which I vote up,save and share. I love making Xmas decorations ;to buy all ready made takes something away from a wonderful time of year for me .Thanks for this share mary and enjoy your day.
Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on November 11, 2012:
Hi, Your Cousins. I'm so glad you think my Angel made from lace is beautiful. I do hope you will make some of these this Christmas. I think you will like them . I remember making corn husk angels!
Thanks for reading and commenting, tell my old city of Atlanta I said hello, but I don't miss the cold weather!
Your Cousins from Atlanta, GA on November 11, 2012:
This angel is beautiful. We always like to use tree toppers made by our children (our corn husk angel was classic). But it's been a while since they've made one so maybe we will try this one this Christmas.
Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on November 11, 2012:
Good Morning, midget38. I do hope you will make some of these Christmas Angels made from lace. They are so easy, and once you start making them, you won't be able to stop!
Michelle Liew from Singapore on November 10, 2012:
Wow, and just about time to get started on these. Will pass on the great instructions too! Thanks for the share, Mary!
Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on November 10, 2012:
Hi, alocsin. I'm glad you think my Christmas angels are pretty. My kids always enjoyed making them and hanging them from the tree. They are easy enough for small children to make.
Thanks so much for the votes, Mary
Aurelio Locsin from Orange County, CA on November 10, 2012:
These are quite pretty and just in time for the holidays. I think I'll initiate this project with my nieces and nephews for our upcoming Xmas gathering. Voting this Up and Useful.
Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on September 20, 2012:
Hi, Keith. These little Christmas angels are really fun to make. I hope your Mom will like to make them. Maybe you could help!
Thanks for taking the time to read and comment, Mary
KDuBarry03 on September 20, 2012:
Wow, this sounds like a lot of fun! I think my mom would love to do this because she loves Christmas ornaments. We have a whole slew of them and we always wind up getting more and more each year! Maybe she'd might like to make her own decorations; thanks for sharing this :)
Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on September 06, 2012:
Hi, Ish. I'm so happy you like my directions on how to make Christmas Angels from ribbon. Yes, you are right: Christmas is right around the corner and I have to start looking for more crafts to make.
Thanks for reading, the votes and the shares! Mary
Ishwaryaa Dhandapani from Chennai, India on September 06, 2012:
A wonderful Christmas craft hub! Your instructions are explained in a detailed manner and the photo looked very pretty! Handmade crafts are far better than store-bought ones. This will be very helpful for many people of all ages as Christmas is only a few months away. A charming hub! Well-done!
Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Awesome. Voted up, socially shared & pinned
Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on June 24, 2012:
Hi Brett.Tesol, so nice to see you today! Yes, my kids and grandkids love to make these little angels. Sometimes they start in September so they have enough. One year, we decorated an entire 4 ft. tree with the little angels made from ribbon. Thanks for the vote and the share!
Hope you have a wonderful day, Brett
Brett C from Asia on June 24, 2012:
A great project for kids! This would keep them entertained and they could even make them as their own gifts to give at Christmas.
Shared, up and useful.
Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on February 04, 2012:
Good Morning, oceansnsunsets! I almost unpublished this Hub cause it's past Christmas now, but you know I am still getting decent traffic with it. I'm so glad you read it and will try to make. I don't know how in the world you will do crafting along with writing as much as you do, not to mention your beautiful photography! Since I discoved HubPages, I don't craft as much as I'd like. Good to see you this morning. Have a wonderful day!
Paula from The Midwest, USA on February 03, 2012:
Hello Mary, this last Christmas a sweet lady gave me an angel she had made. She crafted it out of a wooden block, and it had lace, etc. I don't know if I could make one like that, but these are just as pretty. I hope to get back into crafting more, it brings such joy I think.
I have so many hobbies, that sometimes it is hard to decide what to focus on, and there are only so many hours in a day! Loved it, thank you for sharing!
Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on December 20, 2011:
Hello again, moonlake! So nice to have you read my Hubs! These little angels made from lace are really easy to make, and they're cute, too. Thanks for reading, and goodnight.
moonlake from America on December 20, 2011:
This is very pretty and it looks so easy. Enjoyed checking out your hub. You have some more hubs I haven't read yet and will get back to.
Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on November 08, 2011:
Hi writer20, I hope you will make these. If you have any questions or problems please email me. Goodnight, Mary Thanks for the vote, too!
Joyce Haragsim from Southern Nevada on November 08, 2011:
You made this sound very easy, I'm to giving making an angel a try, thank you. Vote up and awesome
Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on October 29, 2011:
Lord, I think we belong to a "mutual admiration society". You know how I feel about your work. I didn't realize you were into crafting! Thanks for the vote. I always look forward to your Hubs, you know that. Regards, mary
Joseph De Cross from New York on October 29, 2011:
oh God! I'm becoming addicted to your hubs my dear friend! What a wonderful little class for the upcoming Christmas season. Voting this up with wings and all..!
Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on October 27, 2011:
Please do link mine with yours! I'd be delighted. I just did a new Hub on how to make Gingerbread Men if you're interest. See you, Mary
Jennifer McLeod from Detroit, Michigan on October 27, 2011:
I love the angel, and it looks like it is easy to make. For scratching my back, would you like me to scratch yours and link this to my Christmas ornament article?
Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on October 16, 2011:
Thanks for such nice comments! Yes, it is great to do with the kids , but just try it for yourself. Give them to friends for gifts!
picklesandrufus from Virginia Beach, Va on October 16, 2011:
like this craft, may have to do it with my niece if she visits at Christmas!
L M Reid from Ireland on October 16, 2011:
Making angels for the Christmas tree is a great idea. You have shown me how easy and how much fun it is, Thank you! Voted up and awesome
Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on October 15, 2011:
Hi, moonlake ,thanks for taking the time to read this Hub. We haven't made anymore of these this year, or I would have taken photos of the step by step. I might still do that, and put more photos on the Hub.
moonlake from America on October 15, 2011:
Your angels are so cute. I use to make angels a little different from yours. Have to dig one out I think their in my Christmas stuff. Your directions seem easy to me. Voted up