I don’t think that there’s anything better than decorating your Christmas tree with homemade ornaments. We’ve got loads of ideas for you. Get crafting with these 9 DIY yarn ornaments, felt Nutcracker ornaments, and 9 ornaments for kids to make. Below, we are showing you how to make a beautiful DIY angel ornament with crocheted wings.
How to make a DIY angel ornament
These homemade angel ornaments are going to look beautiful on your Christmas tree. They make lovely gifts too.
- Wood clothespin
- Paint – white and gold
- Fabric or tulle
- Gold embroidery thread
- White (or cream) yarn
- Size 6.5 crochet hook
- Permanent markers in red and black
- Small eye screw
- Hot glue
Follow our instructions to make a crochet heart. The only thing we changed is that we used a size 6.5 crochet hook to make our hearts a little bigger. These pretty hearts will be your crocheted angel wings.
The next step is to paint your clothespins white.
Once the white paint is dry, use gold paint for the hair and shoes on your angel.
Use your permanent markers to draw on the eyes and mouth of your angel.
Cut a small strip of fabric (or tulle), wrap it around the body of the angel, gather it together, and tie it in place with a piece of gold embroidery thread.
Attach the crocheted wings to the back of the angel using hot glue.
Note: If you haven’t already trimmed the yarn ends and woven them into your heart then do this before gluing them into place.
To hang your DIY angel ornament on your Christmas tree you will need to put an eye screw in the very top of the angel (almost like a halo). You can hand screw these into place. Add a piece of embroidery thread for hanging.