Monday, November 16, 2020

Purple Plaid Angel Ornaments


       It's that time again for our November Pin Challenge, hosted by Erlene @My Pinterventures! The purpose of the Pinterest Challenge is to motivate us to not just pin, but to make it happen! This month's challenge is all about Christmas! 

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The idea of making angel ornaments for the holidays has been around for ages! I believe angels were first used as tree toppers. Now you can find all sorts of diy angels just about everywhere. And there are lots of DIY ribbon angels, including my own on Pinterest! But here's a fresh take that uses plaid ribbon to make a chic and stylish angel ornament I'm sure you will love no matter what type of decor! 

As you know, plaid continues to be very hot and trendy this holiday season - so why not make a few angels in plaid - and purple plaid at that! Lol! You'll love whipping up easy to make angels! Imagine the possibilities of using these angels in decorating - just by adjusting the width and length of the ribbon to make different angel sizes!  You can attach to a wreath or display anywhere in your home, or use as a tree topper, gift topper or make lots to hang as ornaments! Wow, so many possibilities!

So let's begin!

Materials Needed To Make this Purple Plaid Decorative Angel

First, look at the plaid pattern on the ribbon and decide how you want to match up the design. I wanted the white boxes to line up in the center of the strip. So you will need to cut one strip of ribbon that's 4 1/2" long - lining up with the white boxes top and centered. Then measure 1 1/4 inches across the top of the ribbon and center, marking where the one and a quarter inch starts and ends.  Then with a strip of 4 1/2" ribbon, place a ruler on the ribbon at an angle from the top front left or right end to the bottom left/right end - cutting the ribbon at angles so that the top is 1 1/4" and the bottom is 4 1/2" long. This is called a trapezoid shape.

Cut four more pieces of wired ribbon in this shape, matching up the plaid pattern.
 I cut out four groups of five strips of angled ribbon and, to not waste unnecessary ribbon, I switched between plaid patterns of white blocks centered and the purple blocks centered, too. 
Next, bring the edges of the ribbon together, matching the plaid pattern and overlapping to form a cone shape.  Leave a small opening on the narrow end to accommodate the shank end of the ball. Add glue to one side of the ribbon and seal the cone shape. Repeat for the other four pieces of ribbon.
Glue the ball onto one of the cone shaped ribbons for the head and main body. This is how it looks on the back.
Glue one cone on either side of the ball cone together, matching the plaid and bottom points.
Glue a fourth cone 1/4 way into the middle of the center of the body cone on the back, lining up the pattern. Then glue on the fifth cone into the middle of the fourth cone on the back, making sure to line up the plaid pattern, seams and points.
Then wrap a chenille stem loosely around the ball, twisting the end together and cutting off excess stem for the halo
Glue the halo onto the bottom of the ball at the center of the middle cone. 
Create a bow out of the ten inch ribbon - making a loop on each side and using a chenille stem to close. Glue to the base of the ball behind the three cones for the wings. Tie the ends of a 3" trim cord into a knot and glue under the halo for a hanger. Add additional decorative trim to the front for embellishment.





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20 comments:

  1. I just love plaid and these angels are beautiful!. I love the elegance and the simplicity of the angels.

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    1. Thanks, Jenny! So glad I found purple plaid ribbon to make the angels!

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  2. You made such a cute angel Gail and perfect for the Christmas tree.

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    1. Thanks, Julie! You know me and purple! I couldn't resist!

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  3. Darling little angel. It reminds me of my angels I made years ago. It looks like a choir angel.

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  4. You picked such beautiful ribbons to make these angels! They are just darling. Pinned.

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    1. Thanks so much, Joanne! I've had the ribbon for sometime now, just waiting for a good project. Thanks for pinning!

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  5. Your angel is so pretty! I love that shade of purple! The embellishments are perfect! Pinning and Tweeting!

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    1. Thanks for pinning and tweeting, T'onna! You're the best!

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  6. Gail,
    Love this sweet little craft!! And what a great project to use up some left over ribbon from projects...I pinned this one as it is a keeper for sure!!
    Thanks so much for taking the time to visit!! I really appreciate your kind words!!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  7. Your angels are beautiful and in your signature color! Love the ribbon you used.

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  8. Your angel looks very pretty on your frosty Christmas tree.

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  9. Your angels are adorable, Gail. Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ's.

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  10. Your purple plaid angel is just adorable. I like that you used purple ribbon.

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