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These little wooden angels make me happy!  After foregoing our collection of glass ornaments for our daughter’s second (a.k.a. walking toddler) Christmas, I had to come up with something fast!

You can find these wooden ornaments at all the major craft store this time of year.  Grab a few next time your out, break out some good old fashioned Elmer’s glue and get to work on this super-simple Christmas ornament craft!


Here’s what you’ll need:

  • unfinished wooden angel ornaments (I found these at Michael’s)
  • Elmer’s or craft glue
  • wings (you can use felt, paper or really anything you have on hand–I used some flower embellishments I found at Michael’s)
  • glitter (I used different textures in silver and gold)
  • small paintbrush
  • hot glue gun (for adhering wings)

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  1. Apply glue to the bottom of the angel’s robe with a thin paintbrush.  Sprinkle liberally with glitter!
  2. Apply a think strip of glue around the bottom edge of the angel’s robe.  Sprinkle with the same glitter you used for step 1.
  3. Apply a “halo” to the top of the wooden angel’s head, use the Elmer’s glue tip (no need for the paintbrush) and sprinkle with a fine grade glitter.
  4. Rest your angel ornament on its side and let it dry for at least 40 minutes before applying wings.

Okay, get your hot glue gun ready for this part…  Recollections Floral Embellishments Sheer pleated flowers Michaels craft storeI used these sheer, pleated flowers I found at Michael’s as the angels’ wings.  I used fabric shears to cut each petal off the center of the flower and I used my hot glue gun to adhere them to the back of each ornament.

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After you add the wings, you can let your angels dry upright.  I made two in silver and two in gold, but I really wish I had made a few more when I was in glitter-factory mode (glitter is not fun to clean up)!

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Finally, I hung my wooden angel ornaments with natural twine.  I love how simple and chic these little angels look scattered around my toddler-proof Christmas tree!

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I decided all these baby wooden angels needed a momma and I was so lucky to spot this corn husk angel Christmas tree topper at a local thrift store.  She was only a dollar!  What?!   So, I pulled off her wings (asking God to forgive me of course), covered her ribbons with Elmer’s glue and glitter!

I affixed the same pleated wings as I did for the baby angels and added a cute little bottle brush, natural-colored wreath I had ordered from Etsy.  I used my hot glue gun for mamma angel’s halo and quickly sprinkled it with silver tinsel glitter.

Here’s how she turned out…

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I had to hot glue a piece of jute twine to her back for hanging.  She is now an extra-special addition to our toddler-proof Christmas tree!

xo, Kristen
Kristen Hong of Hello Nutritarian

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