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!
RUSTIC ANGEL ORNAMENT TUTORIAL:
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)
- Apply glue to the bottom of the angel’s robe with a thin paintbrush. Sprinkle liberally with glitter!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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… I 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.
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)!
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!
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…
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!