I am in LOVE with these adorable 7 Christmas angel crafts! Seeing and crafting these sweet little angels really gets me in the mood for Christmas! Angels are so comforting to me and give me a sense of peace. I love to think of my heavenly angel who is always near my side to care for me and keep me from danger. It's also very comforting knowing that my little boy also has a dear angel friend by his side.
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I'm excited to share with you a couple angels that I enjoyed crafting. This first little pipe cleaner angel is sweet and simple to assemble using only two glittery pipe cleaners! Please see the step by step pictures below. 1. Cross the pipe cleaner in the middle creating a round head shape. 2. Bend the ends of the pipe cleaner towards the middle creating a triangle body shape. 3. Twist the pipe cleaners along the bottom side of the triangle a few times and then bend them out at the bottom to create feet. Trim the edges so that the feet are equal in size. 4. Take a second pipe cleaner and cut it 1/3 of the way across as shown. 5. Take the longer 2/3 part and place it behind the neck, wrap it around the neck once or twice. 6. Then create an oval with each side and tuck the end of the pipe cleaner around the neck once on both sides to create wings. 7. Take the shorter 1/3 cut part and wrap it once around the neck to create arms. Cut them so that the length is equal if necessary. 8. All done! Tie a ribbon around the top circle and hang this sweet little angel up as a Christmas decoration. The second crafted angel creation is made out of a skinny wooden clothes pin peg person. You will need six materials to make this craft - a wooden peg person, one small orange flannel square, gold & silver craft paper, gold or yellow pipe cleaner, glue gun, scissors, and magic marker for the eyes (optional.) 1. Cut out a flannel shape with a bit of a flare at the end if you would like the angel to have a "skirt" type of outfit. In the second picture below, you can see the one cut out piece on the left is more in the shape of a triangle. This will create a flared look. The cut out piece on the right will create a skinnier outfit and is more in the shape of a square. To find out the correct size flannel to cut for the peg angel, I simply rolled the peg up in the material and noted the length that was needed in order to cover the entire peg person. 2. I started by hot glueing the neck of the flannel piece onto the peg person. I glued the front of the neck and then turned the peg person over and glued the back of the neck, one flap overlapping the other flap (see the third picture down.) After that, I put a straight line of glue all the way down the edge of the fabric and pressed the two edges together. Now the little craft angel has an outfit! 3. Next, I cut out silver wings and traced one size larger on gold craft paper. Then I glued the two pieces together. I placed a line of glue down the middle of the wings and attached it to the angel. 4. After that I took a gold glittery pipe cleaner and wrapped it in a circle shape two times. I then hot glued the pipe cleaner "halo" onto the angel's head. Finally, I put two orange dots on the angel's face for eyes. Do you want more sweet angels to craft? These five adorable angels were created by several amazingly talented bloggers. If you would like to know how they made these angel crafts, please visit their blog. I will list the blog post titles below with the link. Enjoy!
1. Christmas Angel Egg Carton Craft - Meaningful Mama
2. Mini Paper Angels - The Craft Train
3. Christmas Crafts for Kids - Pinecone Angels - Peace... but not Quiet
4. DIY Fingerprint Singing Angel Craft for Kids - Crafty Morning
5. Nature Crafts: Angel - Red Ted Art