Make these easy Christmas angel ornaments to decorate your tree or to give as gifts for friends and family. They are so easy and fun to make with kids, too!
Are you still looking for last-minute gifts for friends and family? I saw these angels on the internet (but don’t remember where!), made them, and thought you might like to have as much fun as I did, so I created this tutorial. You can make a bunch at a time and will need very few materials.
Here is what you need:
Batting (I used Warm and Natural)
(2) Fat quarters or scraps of Christmas fabric (the fabrics shown are courtesy of Michael Miller Fabrics)
1/2″ wide red ribbon
Crystals for eyes
Red crayon to color cheeks
Basic sewing supplies and one CD
Layer the batting, one fabric right side up, and another wrong side up. Using a CD, trace circles and pin them as shown in the photo above.
Using Aurifil 50 wt (or the thread you have on hand) stitch on the outline and trim 1/8″ outside the circle. Carefully cut a slit on the top layer and flip the circle inside out (the batting will be sandwiched between the fabrics). Using a chopstick or bodkin, smooth out the curve, and press.
Topstitch using a contrasting thread, heavier such as Aurifil 40 or 28 wt. Cut the hearts out of the felt and glue them onto the slit you made, to cover it. I did not use a template for the hearts… I drew them large enough to cover the slit.
With the inside fabric facing you, fold about 1/2″ of the circle towards the back. Secure it with a pin. Then, fold the circle sides toward you (you will need to remove the pin from the top) and pin the sides in place. This forms the collar and the cape.
Sew a button where the collar meets with matching thread.
From the batting, cut a heart to use as wings and the head. Cut a 6″ piece of ribbon, make a loop and glue it onto the heart as shown above. Then, glue the ribbon side of the heart onto the back of the angel. Glue the head onto the body. Glue crystals (or small buttons) and gently rub the crayon on the cheeks.
These Christmas angel ornaments are easy and quick. You can make them in a country, modern, or traditional style by changing the fabric combinations, using string instead of ribbons, painting eyes, etc. Use your imagination and customize the angels to your desired look.
I hope this tutorial was helpful. When you make them send me photos so I can post them here. Before you go, check out the Snowman tutorial, too!