Saturday, November 26, 2016

Ruffled Ribbon Angel Ornaments DIY

Want to make adorable handcrafted Christmas ornaments with items you have at home?  With only a few supplies this DIY ruffled ribbon angel ornament is simple to make.  Almost everyone has wired ribbon in their craft stash, along with a bit of tulle, plain or glittered poster board, small ball ornaments, skewer stick, tacky gluehot glue, tape and seed beads to make this lovely ornament.

Here's how: 
Draw a 10" circle on poster board and cut out.
Divide in half .  .  .
and bring one end of the half circle over to the other forming a pointed end and cone shape. Hold it together and make sure the lower edge of both sides overlap evenly.  Tape the inside of the cone where the two sides overlap and your cone is ready for the next step!
Glue on tulle to cover cone for a dressy look instead of painting.
Hot glue shank of ball ornament to tip of cone for the head.

Take a strip (double the diameter of the bottom portion of cone) of wired ribbon and gently expose the wire on opposite ends, same side. Once you have both wire ends, begin pulling the wire and gathering the ribbon into ruffles.

Position ruffles on the cone and tie wire in a knot. Cut off excess wire and save for halo. Add as many ruffles as needed to cover cone. You might need a dab of glue to hold in place.

Cut off additional ribbon trim to cover area around "neck."  Use wire ribbon trim to make arms and glue on.

For hair, cut off wire fabric edges from ribbon and wrap ends around skewer stick into spiral curls. 
Glue hair on top of head.  Use excess wire from ruffles to string on seed beads for halo,
forming a circle and gluing on to back of head.
Hand draw wings on glittered poster board and cut out. Glue pattern on back of another piece of glittered poster board for double facing, let dry, and cut out.
Hot glue wings on back just below head.
And finally, glue on ribbon hanger and bow embellishments.
Take a look at the back:
Have fun making lots of Ruffled Ribbon Angel ornaments using
different types of wired ribbon for a fabulous looking tree !
Take a little time to enjoy
Happy Holiday Crafting!


  1. Gail, your angels are gorgeous. So sparkly and full of bling. Just my style.

  2. Hi Gail, I love those angels ornaments you made. Thanks for sharing this at C&C with J&J. Enjoy the week.
    Julie xo

  3. Super neat! I love angels and especially angel ornaments. :) Thanks for sharing on the Family Joy link up!

  4. These are so adorable Gail! I love angels, especially when they're ornaments, and yours are really lovely.

  5. Gail, your angels are beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing your tutorial with us at Snickerdoodle. Pinning.

  6. Aww...these are cute!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!


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