Lacy Angel Wings Ornament

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DIY Christmas Ornament

My daughter received something like this lovely little angel ornament long ago when she was in Junior Kindergarten. Since then, we have modified it to look even more cute. You can use these on your tree, on gifts, or as gifts. I think they’d make lovely placeholders too.


To make them you need pipe cleaners, wood beads, lace with a straight edge and a seam on one side. Also a fine tipped marker and something to hang them with.

eclecticsoapbox angel parts

I added faces to the wood beads before I put them together in case I messed it up.

You can pick whatever colour of pipe cleaner you want for the halo – I have used white with gold flecks before but I couldn’t find them this time. White, silver and gold are also nice.

pink feather

Thread the pipe cleaner through the seam. This is tricky. I have found the easiest way to do it is to give it to your husband to figure out. Today, my hubs was not around so I actually used a feather, (which is why they look a bit pink – it was a pink feather,) with a hole at the tip. I put the feather through the seam all the way through, hooked the pipe cleaner in the end, and pulled it out again. Voila! It’s still a bit tricky but about 3 hours faster vs trying to thread them through without a feather. (I’m sure a thick needle or crochet hook would work too.)

pipe cleaner though seam of lace

Next thread the wood bead onto the pipe cleaner, position, add the halo, (by making a small loop,) and trim the excess pipe cleaner. Then trim and twist the other end around ‘neck’ area. You can make the body as long or little as you want – depending on how big you want it and how ruffly. The more lace you use the more ruffly it will be.

wood bead goes on next

Tie some ribbon or twine around back of halo and you are all set! Lacy angels with eclecticSoapbox

I hope you try this out. They are very lovely and I haven’t seen them anywhere else. Have a great Christmas and remember to keep it eclectic!

Check out some of these other posts participating in this DIY Christmas Ornament Blog Hop. It’s a great way to get some very cool ideas for your crafting cravings.

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Comments (24)

  1. Mum
    November 19, 2015 - 9:35 am Reply

    Wonnerful,wonnerful, wonnerful. Hugs

  2. November 20, 2015 - 6:31 am Reply

    I love the lace you chose for these angels, it’s beautiful! And those pipe cleaner halos are too cute! Hope you have an awesome day, CoCo

  3. Kimm at Reinvented & Roadkill Rescue
    November 20, 2015 - 8:11 am Reply

    So so cute. I love that you can use them for packages and place card holders too. Such creative ideas, thanks for sharing!

  4. November 20, 2015 - 8:28 am Reply

    Your lace winged angels are adorable! They look like they are singing…so sweet and creative. Thanks so much for sharing with the DIY Ornament Hop. Cheers to a wonderful weekend!

  5. November 20, 2015 - 11:24 am Reply

    Aww these are adorable. They would be a super simple craft for my son’s 1st grade class party. Thanks for the great post.

  6. November 20, 2015 - 12:54 pm Reply

    Love ’em to bits! (just arrived from #blogsharelearn)

  7. November 20, 2015 - 4:08 pm Reply

    I remember making an angel ornament similar to this one as a little girl with my mom. Thanks for that sweet memory, I may have to make one with my daughter:). They are beautiful. Have a great weekend and take care, Tara

    • PooBah
      November 20, 2015 - 6:19 pm Reply

      Thanks Tara! I appreciate your memory. I hope you do make one with your daughter – what a nice tradition to continue. Have an eclectic weekend! πŸ™‚

  8. November 21, 2015 - 5:11 pm Reply

    Not only are these angel ornaments adorable with a great tutorial, but the little “snow flakes” that you have coming down made me smile!
    Happy Holidays!

  9. November 22, 2015 - 2:46 pm Reply

    These are so simple to make and so sweet. They have a vintage feel to them.

  10. November 24, 2015 - 9:24 am Reply

    How adorable! My mom loves angels, so I bet she’d love this too! Maybe I’ll find some time to attempt to make her one! Thanks for the tutorial!

  11. November 26, 2015 - 10:36 pm Reply

    These are darling. We need some angel ornaments on our tree.

  12. November 21, 2016 - 2:10 pm Reply

    This is great! Looks easy enough, except for the part where you have put that pipe cleaner through the lace. :/ Anyway, hopefully I will have time to try this til Christmas! πŸ™‚

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