Angel tree toppers gracefully light up the coveted Christmas tree that is the heart of the season’s celebrations. We have tried to compile a handful of DIYs with instructions to quench your appetite for craft this winter. Suave and classy, the angel tree toppers are sure to blow your mind away.
Blonde doll hair is the strength of this homemade angel. Paper doilies have been folded to form the body. For the full instructions, just click on the above link.
You would need an old doll for this DIY. It has to be ripped off its legs and hair. Now you have to use air dry clay on it. It is good to keep a bowl of water nearby so that you can use it while working. It is because the clay tends to dry quickly.
A paper mache angel has been remodeled to transform into a glitzy one by applying white acrylic paint, decopatching the neck and the skirt bottom with snowflake Decomache paper and following a few other instructions as indicated in the above-linked step by step.
The Nordic angel can be made in the same lines as the above. A slightly long paper cone would suit the body. The red hearts sit pretty on the white dress.
White air hardening clay was used to make the face and the neck portion of the angel that was later painted in colors of your choice. The base is a Styrofoam ball atop a paper mache cone. The brown hair looks awesome on the angel. It carries the charm of the 40’s through 70’s.
Turn your read storybook into a cute angel just by folding at the right places. The only component other than paper is a polystyrene or a ping pong ball for the head. You might want to glue glitter or spray paint in gold for a lustrous effect.
This article is on Christmas decorations. You would have to scroll down to find the part dedicated to making the weeping angel. Your spray painting skills would come in handy here.
The simple tutorial directs you to make the angel out of cardstock for the dress and wings. However, you are free to unleash your creativity and craft the wings out of burlap. They are nothing but fan-shaped structures.
Paper plate cut outs create this pristine angel. You just need to fold the plates and cut according to the given diagrams. You might leave it plain white or spray paint in purple, pink, red and gold as per your wish. You may use different shades of blue for a nautical effect.
Here a wedding Barbie doll has been shunned of her veil to fit into the shoes of this lit angel tree topper. Silver stars were used for decorating the figure. A wire butterfly was modified to serve as the angel’s wings. Feathers were added to the wings for a touch of sophistication.
If you don’t like any corner of your tree unlit, you might want to put on electric lights on your handmade angel tree topper. Just fit in replacement or bubble lights for an illuminated angel. Fiber optic wings could also seal the deal for you.
A silver pipe cleaner has been twisted in a circle for the halo. The wings have silver glitter glued to it and long strips of the chosen paper adorn the cone-shaped body. The angel body looks dapper in the silver background provided by the wings.
The soft and delicate tulle has gone into the making of this Christmas ornament. You can tweak the DIY a bit to transform it into a joyous angel tree topper. Just give the top loop for hanging a miss and you are good to go.
Take the decorations up by a few notches by fixing LED lights beneath the dress. Red satin ribbon bows on the dress and a red crown add to the looks.
Halos made from spun glass are glued to the front and back of the golden wings. Embossed wrapping paper is rolled in between the 2 halos and an angel face is stuck in the front. This is the summary of the project. More detailed instructions can be found in the video tutorial.
This coffee filter angel ornament can also be used as a tree topper without the arrangement for hanging. A cotton ball serves as the head and pipe cleaners define the parts of the angel.
A hymnal would be the main ingredient of the project. Remove the pages from the front and back that do not contain any musical notes and fold the rest into this incredible angel tree topper. The hair can be red or dark in color. You might even use real hair if you are that keen to keep it natural.
Though originally ornaments these burlap angels can be customized to fit the mold of tree toppers. Lace adds to the sophistication and the hearts are just perfect for the festive occasion.
Pages of old books can be cut in doily patterns for this angel. Check how the doilies have been folded into conical shapes for the craft. The face can be cut in the round or any other simple doily shape. It can be decorated with roses and leaves to break the monotony of the plain white.
A wired silk poinsettia blossom, a wooden ball for the head, moss for the hair and a hot glue gun are mainly the supplies for this project. Just raise 2 petals for the wings and use a gold string for the halo.
Stone textured spray paint creates this weeping angel. Look for an angel with sculpted rather than real hair for this activity. The wings should be solid rather than feathered.
A template has been provided for the different parts of the angel. Color the wings in your desired color. A clear bead plays the role of the head. The halo is a silver piece that can be replaced by tinfoil, silver pipe cleaner or a wire loop that are easier available alternatives.
Coffee filter, Styrofoam cone, ball and a toothpick go into the making of this angel tree topper. The first step is to place the coffee filter over the Styrofoam cone. Then the toothpick pierces through the top of the coffee filter to get halfway inside the cone. Then the ball is pierced through the top.
In this Christmas project, a circle cutter is used to form the circles of the body. Half the circles were used for the arms. The circles are stamped in a pattern of your choice for the fabulous looks. A thin line of glitter adorns the bottom edge of the dress and the arms.
Get your gear together for this elegant Nuremberg German style angel. 2-3 toothpicks are stuck to the top of a foam cone and a porcelain head is stuck over the toothpicks. A paring knife can be used to thin out the top of the cone in case the head wobbles.
You would need to translate the page to get the instructions in English. You would need to attach a button at the end of a thread and stitch through the underside of the shapes as you gather the cupcake liners together.
Parts of this doll were remodeled for angel-like looks. Instead of a blonde, you can choose a brunette. African American, ethnic, Indian, Irish and Italian dolls can be purchased for bringing in a variation in the looks.
The couple of angels carry horns. Cut according to the templates provided. You can design them in such a manner so as to make them carry harps and trumpets. These accessories breathe a whiff of fresh air to the decorations.
Since the tutorial is in a foreign language, you need to right-click on it; click on “Translate to English” command and the page will be translated for you. The fabric wings showcase a padded look due to meticulous quilting.
The angels look expensive but cost peanuts. You might want to try out a variety of materials like velvet, stained glass, etc. for the angels. Needlepoint embroidered ones look grand on your Christmas tree. The crochet angels bear a delicate look. You can flaunt them outdoors at the front gate.
Published on October 11th 2017 by Peyton Derrida