DIY Wooden angel ornaments make divine decorations for the Christmas tree.
Handmade angel Ornaments made with wooden peg dolls are a fun Christmas craft that kids and adults can make. Make homemade wooden angel ornaments for your Christmas tree with the step by step instructions below!
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Angel Ornaments Craft
My daughter and I were inspired to make homemade wooden angel Christmas ornaments by the children’s book “God Gave us Angels“
“When Papa finds Little Cub looking for angels, it gives him a chance to tell his beloved child about those that may be in their midst, even when they can’t be seen. “
DIY Angel Christmas Ornaments Craft Supplies
- Unfinished wooden angel dolls or Wooden peg dolls
- Printable Angel Wing Template
- White acrylic paint
- Extra fine tip paint pens
- Mod Podge with foam brushes
- White glimmer felt
- Disappearing Ink Pen
- Sewing scissors
- Jute twine
- Tinsel non-stretch gold metallic cord
- Wooden stars
- Glue gun with glue sticks
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How to Make Angel Ornaments: Step by Step Instructions
Make homemade angel Christmas ornaments with your children to decorate the Christmas tree. Read through the directions to make Angel Ornaments before starting to make these Christmas angel crafts. Scroll down to “see” the step by step DIY wooden angel ornaments photo tutorial found below the written directions.
Step 1 – Paint Wooden Peg Doll Bodies White for Angel Ornaments
Tape the heads of the wooden peg dolls with painter’s tape if inviting children to help you make these handmade angel ornaments. Kids can easily help paint the body of the angel ornaments when the heads are protected.
Place the taped head into a wooden peg doll stand, so it is easy for children to hold and paint. You can see my daughter using one in the DIY angel ornaments photo tutorial below. Peg doll stands also make great drying stands.
We have also made wooden Elf Ornaments with the same peg dolls. Click the link above to see them!
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Step 2 – Paint the Head of Each Angel Ornament
Learn how to paint the angel’s heads in our Fall Fary DIY. We used the same technique described to paint the heads of our homemade angel ornaments. Click on the link for step-by-step directions. We have also made winter fairy peg dolls using the same technique.
Step 3 – Paint the Faces of the Angel Christmas Ornaments
Dip an Incredible Nib into black or brown acrylic paint to make the eyes, or use a black or brown extra fine tip paint pen. Learn how to create “U” shaped eyes in the instructions to make Wooden Peg Doll Fall Fairies.
Step 4 – Seal and protect Handmade Angel Ornaments
Use a foam brush to paint Mod Podge onto the wooden peg dolls to seal and protect them before moving on to the next step. Please don’t use a regular paintbrush to do this unless you don’t mind throwing it away when you are finished. Mod Podge is glue and will ruin them.
Step 5 – Print, Trace and Cut Angel Wings for DIY Angel Christmas Ornaments
Print the angel wing template out on cardstock and cut it out. Cardstock creates a stiff template that can easily be traced over and over again. Because there are so many sizes of peg dolls available these days, we provided several printable angel wings template to make sure that you have a size that fits.
Trace the template using a pen with disappearing ink onto the white glimmer felt. You will need to trace one for each angel ornament that you will be making. Disappearing ink will automatically disappear from the felt in 24 – 48 hours. It can also be washed off. Using disappearing ink will ensure that you do not have an ugly trace line visible along the edge of the angel wings. We’ve tested it to work perfectly on felt–even white!
Cutting felt is tough. We recommend using sewing scissors to make it easier. It is hard to cut the wings’ scalloped edges, so we ended up tracing and cutting a straighter edge on the inside of the angel wings that looks just as beautiful that you can see in the angel Christmas ornament DIY photo tutorial below.
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Step 6 – Glue Angel Wings and Twine Ornament Hanger to the Wooden Angel Ornament Bodies
Note: You will be using a glue gun for the next few steps. Read through the instructions before you plug it in, and make sure you have everything you need to complete DIY angel Ornaments ready to go standing by.
You will need 6-10 inches of jute twine and one pair of wings for each ornament for this step. Make a loop with the twine and glue the twine, wings, and wooden peg doll together as shown in the photos below.
Step 7 – Make an Angel Halo for Each Angel Ornament and Glue to Each Wooden Peg Doll
Cut a strand of gold cord just under 2 inches long for each wooden peg doll angel ornament. Use a glue gun to place a dab of glue on one end of the gold cord and quickly place the other end into the glue to attach it.
Place a dab of glue on the back of the wooden angel ornaments head and attach the halo. You want to tip each angles halo up slightly. Don’t worry; it’s easy to attach and holds beautifully without much effort unless your toddler or cat gets ahold of it–lol!
Step 8 – Glue Wooden Star to DIY Angel Ornaments.
Place a dab of glue on the back of a wooden star. Attach it to the front of the wooden peg doll angel ornament.
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Angel Christmas Ornaments DIY Step by Step Photo Tutorial
Homemade Christmas Angel Ornaments
DIY wooden angel Christmas ornaments make beautiful handmade holiday decorations. My daughter and I are thrilled with how gorgeous they look flying on our Christmas tree! We hung them on our tree near our Walnut Shell Manger Ornaments so that the angel ornaments fly above baby Jesus. They look absolutely darling together!
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More Wooden Peg Doll Crafts
The set of wooden peg dolls needed to make DIY angel Christmas ornaments includes enough peg Dolls to make a few more wooden Christmas crafts and wooden doll DIY toys for children. Try any of the peg doll craft ideas below!
- Elf Ornaments
- DIY Wooden Peg Doll Nativity Scene
- DIY Rainbow Colored Peg Dolls
- Craft Stick Peg Doll Boats
- Winter Fairy Peg Dolls
- Autumn Fairies
- Monarch Butterfly Peg Dolls