This DIY Wooden Peg Doll Angel Ornament is a beautiful homemade Christmas craft idea. It is an easy handmade holiday decoration that both kids and adults can make.
My daughter and I are in love with how well these little cuties turned out!
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DIY Wooden Peg Doll Angel Ornament
My daughter and I were inspired to make angel ornaments by the children’s book “God Gave us Angels” In an age of consumerism and too much stuff, our family likes to keep the spirit of Christmas alive in our home through the holiday season with activities and crafts that are in line with the true meaning of Christmas.
You may also like our walnut shell manger ornaments. They look lovely placed next to peg doll angels on the Christmas tree.
“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 Wooden Peg Doll Angel Ornament Materials
- Wooden peg dolls
- Paint brush
- White acrylic paint
- Black or brown acrylic paint
- Cherry Red acrylic paint
- Incredible nib
- Mod Podge
- foam brush
- White glimmer felt
- Jute twine
- Tinsel non-stretch gold metallic cord
- Wooden stars
- Glue gun with glue sticks
Related: Wooden Peg Doll Elf Ornaments
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DIY Wooden Peg Doll Angel Ornament Directions
1. Paint Wooden Peg Doll Bodies
My daughter loves to make Christmas ornaments with me. I tape the heads of the wooden peg dolls with painters tape so my daughter can easily paint the bodies. She likes to stick the taped head into a wooden peg doll stand so it is easy for her to hold it and allow it to dry.
She has also helped me make these Wooden Peg Doll Elf Ornaments.
2. Paint Wooden Peg Doll Heads
To paint the heads I used the same technique that I used to make these Wooden Peg Doll Fall Fairies. Click on the link for directions and a photo tutorial. We have also made winter fairy peg dolls using the same technique.
3. Paint Wooden Peg Doll Faces
To make the angels mouth, dip your Incredible Nib into the cherry red acrylic paint and make three dots in the shape of a heart.
4. Seal and protect Peg Dolls
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. Don’t use a regular paint brush to do this unless you don’t mind throwing it away when finished. Mod Podge is known to ruin them.
5. Print, trace, and cut angel wings
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. I’ve tested it to work perfectly on felt–even white!
Cutting felt is tough. I recommend using sewing scissors to make it easier. I found it hard to cut the scalloped edges of the wings so I ended up tracing and cutting a straighter edge on the inside of the angel wings that looks just as beautiful.
6. Glue wings and twine ornament hanger to body
You will be using your glue gun for the next few steps. Have everything you need ready to go.
For this step, you will need 6-10 inches of jute twine and one pair of wings for each ornament.
Make a loop with the twine and glue the twine, wings, and wooden peg doll together as shown in the photos below.
7. Make Angel Halo’s and Glue to Peg Doll
You will need about 2 inches of gold cord 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 angels head and attach the halo. You want to tip it up slightly. Don’t worry, it’s super easy and it will hold.
8. Glue Wooden Star to DIY wooden peg doll angel
Place a dab of glue on the back of a wooden star. Attach it to the front of the wooden peg doll angel ornament.
These DIY Wooden Peg Doll Angel Ornaments make beautiful handmade holiday decorations.
My daughter and I are thrilled with how gorgeous they look. They are hanging on our tree near our Walnut Shell Manger Ornaments. They look darling together!
Don’t forget to check out our gift guide with DIY and ready-made ideas for the whole family! You may also like Christmas gifts kids can make and meaningful Christmas Traditions for a Magical Holiday.
Merry Christmas to you and yours! May the angels be with you 🙂
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