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DIY Christmas Angel Ornaments

Today I’m sharing a fun Christmas craft, making DIY angel ornaments using a free printable.

Angel ornament crafted from a free printable

Isn’t this angel sweet?

To make her all you have to do is print out the free printable template, cut her out, assemble her, and then hang her on your Christmas tree.

This angel ornament will stand, so she also could be displayed on a shelf, table, or anywhere that you want to add a touch of Christmas. If you want to display her this way, omit adding the cord for a hanger.

Sparkly Angel Christmas ornament crafted from paper

We are without a printer, so when I got ready to make my DIY angel ornament, I had to print mine out at my father-in-law’s house. He printed one for himself and he actually made his angel before I did!

DIY Christmas Angel Ornament

Full disclosure: I did not design this angel. I bought the pattern from a designer. I wish I knew how to design cute things like this!

Sparkly angel Christmas ornament crafted from paper

How to Make the Angel Ornament

To access the free printables, subscribe to my blog and you’ll receive a welcoming email with the password. Then head to my free printable library, to print.

If you are already a subscriber, the password can be found in any email from me that you have received.

The pictures in this section are not mine by the way. They came with the angel pattern when I purchased it.

1. Cut out the Angel Ornament Pieces.

When I cut out my angel, I was careful to cut exactly on the colored edge.

For the head, don’t cut past the two white dots below her head.

Steps to Make a Paper Angel Craft

Cut out the main angel piece, the two wings, and the songbook with the angel hands.

2. Glue the angel wings to the back of the angel with a glue stick or with any glue.

Mod Podge would work for this step as well.

Also glue the songbook with hands to the front of the angel. Be sure not to glue the top part of the songbook for a 3D effect.

Steps to Make a Paper Angel Craft

3. Make the Angel

Curve the angel around and slide the two slits together to form the angel wings.

Steps to Make a Paper Angel Craft

4. Staple the Angel

Staple the angel at the back so that the wings are evenly placed on each side. Slightly flatten the cone body so that everything balances.

Steps to Make a Paper Angel Craft

5. Mod Podge

To make the angel sparkle, coat with a thin layer of Mod Podge. The designer of this angel used Mod Podge Sparkle and I used Mod Podge Glitter.

Steps to Make a Paper Angel Craft

6. Add a Halo and a Hanger.

I added a hanger first by punching a small hole in the top of the angel’s head and then adding cord for a hanger. Then I added a halo using a strip of narrow gold ribbon.

For the halo, I cut a strip of ribbon, coated the back with craft glue, and folded both sides of the ribbon to the back of the angel’s head. To hold the ribbon in place as it dried, I used two clothespins, one on each side of the ribbon.

The designer used pretty jeweled ribbon for her halo and only one clothespin.

Steps to Make a Paper Angel Craft

6. Hang and Enjoy!

Hang your angel ornament on your tree and enjoy!

Sparkly Angel Christmas ornament crafted from paper

I had so much fun making this ornament!

A few weeks ago I had a craft night with a friend and we made orange pomanders. I’ve promised her another craft night and for that night, we’re going to make DIY angel ornaments. It’s going to be so much fun!

Christmas Crafts

These are some of my favorite Christmas crafts!


  1. Thanks for all your wonderful ideas, crafts and printables . My grandchildren and I have had so much fun making and giving these as little bits of hope and joy this season. All the best to you and yours this holiday season. You are in our prayers. Stay safe

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