Add a bit of old-world charm to your Christmas tree this holiday season with this easy-to-make vintage angel Christmas ornaments. I’ve included the free vintage angel printable so you can make them at home.
Vintage Paper Angel Ornament DIY
I’ve always been drawn to vintage angels and cherubs, in fact, I’ve worn a teeny gold angel medallion necklace since I was 20! When I was searching on The Graphics Fairy website recently for some Christmas images I came across the vintage angels. I knew I wanted to incorporate them into my Christmas decor somehow.
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- Chiffon Ribbon Pack
- Mini 3″ Grapevine Wreaths
- Mod Podge
- Jute or Ribbon for Hanging
- Polyfill Batting or Cotton Ball
- Angel Face Printable
The base for these angel ornaments is going to be a mini 3-inch grapevine wreath. I found mine at Hobby Lobby but you can find them at most craft stores and I linked to the set on Amazon.
To create the flowing angel gown of the ornaments I am using chiffon ribbon. It’s easy to work with and looks beautiful for this project (also gives such a pretty effect when you use it for your wreath bows, look at my Fall flower wreath to see what I mean).
I have also made a printable sheet with the 4 different vintage angel faces that you can use to make your own ornaments.
Making the Angel Ornaments
For each ornament, I used 4 pieces of the chiffon ribbon that was cut to about 18 inches…you don’t need to be exact so don’t stress!
Also, I used 2 different colors of ribbon on each angel.
To make the angel’s dress you start by folding the ribbon in half, placing a wreath on top of the ribbon, and then pulling the 2 tails of the ribbon through the loop.
Then repeat with the other 3 pieces of chiffon ribbon.
Add angel face
Cut out an angel face from the printable. You can leave it as is but I am going to add a little touch of glitter. Using a sponge brush dipped in Mod Podge I tapped the brush around the edges of the angel’s face.
Then sprinkled a little bit of fine iridescent glitter onto the angel.
For my ornaments, I am going to use pieces of jute twine to create hangers at the top of the wreath.
I tied the jute twine onto the ornament the same way as the ribbon…fold it in half and run the tails through the loop.
Then I added hot glue to the grapevine wreath and then attached the angel printable on top of it.
To make a collar for the angel’s dress I used a small amount of polyfill batting…you could also use pieces of a cotton ball to get the same effect.
For an extra detail on the angel, I hot glued a single dried hydrangea flower right in the center of the polyfill batting.
Here’s my first finished ornament. I hung it up to let the glue dry.
For the pink angel with the wings, I used pink and taupe chiffon ribbons to make her dress. Then hot glued a small dried flower to her.
Finished Vintage Angel Ornaments
Aren’t they darling?? They will add a pretty touch to my Christmas tree. Whether you like a glam-looking tree or a more vintage tree these angels will look perfect!
Can you use a different ribbon? Sure! You could even cut strips of fabric to make the angel’s dress. I just like how flowing the chiffon ribbon looks for this project.
- Each ornament uses 4 pieces of the chiffon ribbon cut to about 18 inches.
- To make the angel's dress you start by folding the ribbon in half, placing a wreath on top of the ribbon, and then pull the 2 tails of the ribbon through the loop, pulling the ribbon taut.
- Then repeat with the other 3 pieces of chiffon ribbon.
- Cut out an angel face from the printable. You can leave it as is but I am going to add a little touch of glitter.
- Using a sponge brush dipped in Mod Podge I tapped the brush around the edges of the angel's face then sprinkled glitter onto the angel.
- To make the hanger tie a piece of jute twine onto the ornament.
- Using hot glue attach the angel face to the grapevine wreath.
- Add a small amount of polyfill batting or pieces of a cotton ball to create a collar. I embellished it with a small dried flower.
I used 2 different colors of the chiffon ribbon on each angel to create the gowns
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