Happy Sunday! If you like handmade ornaments, you’re going to love this post! We’ve teamed up with our blogging friends to bring you a fantastic collection of over 30 handmade Christmas ornament tutorials, including our adorable Rustic Angel Ornament!
I started with an unfinished wooden peg doll from Michael’s. (I’ve also used a peg that’s more of a bell shape, and I actually think I liked the bell shape better, but I wasn’t able to find one).
I cut a piece of cheesecloth wide enough to wrap around the wooden peg, and twice as long as the area from the “neck” section of the ornament to the bottom. You’re going to fold it in half and want it to reach from the neck to the bottom when folded.
I used a Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad, and rubbed in on the cheesecloth to add some color. Let it dry, then attach it to the ornament with hot glue.
I cut a piece of raffia and attached it to the back of the ornament with hot glue. I glued it right where I planned to attach the wings, so the wings would cover the glue.
For the wings, I cut a strip of cheesecloth, approximately 1″ wide and several inches long (the length depends on how big you want your wings to be). I folded each end to the middle, then pinched the middle together (see below pictures).
I then hot glued the wings in place. I used a brown marker to draw eyelashes on her face. Her halo is just a piece of wired floral stem that I snipped off of an artificial flower. I just wrapped it into a halo shape and hot glued it in place.
The heart is cardboard scrapbooking embellishment, and I just used the same ink pad I used on the cheesecloth to color it, then glued it in place.
I like to write the date on the bottom, and if giving as a gift, I usually write a little message on the bottom as well. What do you think? I just adore her.
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