DIY Christmas Tree Angel

DIY Christmas Tree Angel: The Bostik Blogger challenge this month was all about Christmas. I love this time of year as there are always so many crafts you can turn your hand too. Since having babies I much prefer hand made gifts. With this in mind I decided to make an angel for the small Christmas tree that Monkey has in his room.

Make your own Christmas Tree Angel

The materials you will need are:

  • Acrylic paint – skin tone or a combination which can be mixed to create the colour you want
  • Paint brush
  • Pipe cleaners – two gold and one red
  • Sharpies – black and pink/red
  • Gift tag
  • Wool for the hair
  • Polysterne person
  • Gold or silver patterned material
  • Red felt
  • Sparkly embellishments and or glitter glue for decoration
  • Gold rick rack
  • Bostik white glue
  • Glu Dots

Make your own Christmas Tree Angel

Step One:

Paint the head and neck of the polystyrene person. You will need a reasonable amount of paint as it will sink into the polystyrene a little. Make sure you paint down far enough that when you add the fairy’s clothing there is no white gap. Wait for the paint to dry fully before moving onto the next step.

Step Two:

While waiting for the glue to dry cut the wool into lengths. We opted for 7cm but it depends on how long you want your angel’s hair. Try and ensure they are all the same length, although you will be able to trim the hair once dry. Add white glue to one half of the head. If you look at the shape you will see there is a natural join make sure this is not down the centre of your face. You can use it as guide for the hairline. Build up the hair gradually, you can always add more to ensure you don’t have any gaps. Wait for this to dry before continuing.

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Make your own Christmas Tree AngelStep Three: 

Add the gold patterned material around the body of the shape making sure it over laps the painted neck. Secure with glue dots. Trim the material around the bottom so the angel can stand up unaided.

Step Four:

The next step is to cover your angel with her outer dress. I used red felt but any material would do. You can use a combination of glue dots and white glue to make sure it is secure. While you are waiting for the dress to dry you can make wings with the gold pipe cleaners. I used one pipe cleaner each side, twisting them together in the middle and end before shaping them. Once the glue is dry use sharp scissors to cut around the bottom to level up.

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Make your own Christmas Tree AngelStep Five:

Cut a third off the end of the red pipe cleaner to make the angel’s arms and secure to the back  with glue dots. I placed this relatively high up the back so that there is room to add the fairy wings. As they were heavier I used white glue for the wings. Once these are dry you can add in the extra detail an decorate. Using the sharpies I added in facial features. I also added a sparkly gem on the front of the dress and made a little halo out of gold rick rack. I secured the halo with white glue.

Make your own Christmas Tree Angel

I also wrote a little message on a gift tag to accompany the angel as Monkey’s elf on the shelf will be delivering her one day next month. I’m really pleased with the way she turned out.

Have you got up to any Christmas crafts yet this year? I would love to hear about them in the comments below.

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22 Comments

  1. November 23, 2016 / 8:42 am

    This is lovely and certainly something out toddler could help (read hinder/ruin/turn into a dinosaur) with. Like you, I think with young kids, it’s far nicer to have a range of handmade decorations – they mean more to them on the tree.
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  2. November 23, 2016 / 8:56 am

    This angel is so cute! I have my daughter with me right now, so she saw it too. Guess what – we’re on our way to the art shop, to get everything we need!;) thanks for a great idea! special thanks from my little one too:)
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  3. Sarah (Mum x3x)
    November 23, 2016 / 9:44 am

    Awww how cute! I’d really like to give this a go with my children, hehe. Thank you for sharing. #BloggerClubUK
    (Also pinning this post on pinterest) xx
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  4. November 24, 2016 / 9:46 am

    Haven’t had a tree yet but if I get one, this cutie will go on the top! #BloggerClubUK

  5. November 24, 2016 / 5:45 pm

    Wow – this is very imaginative! I am hopeless at all things crafty but trying to get into it as my children get older. We’ve got ‘make your own cracker’ week for school next week so I need some practice. Thanks for hosting #BloggerClubUK

  6. November 26, 2016 / 1:09 pm

    Awww this turned out so cute! What a fabulous craft idea for Christmas! #bloggerclubuk

  7. Susie at This Is Me Now
    November 28, 2016 / 8:35 pm

    Wow you are clever. There is no way I have the patience for that! But maybe one day I’ll be forced to do crafts!!! #BloggerClubUK

  8. November 29, 2016 / 4:51 pm

    How fabulous! I love this, so creative and looks fantastic! #bloggerclubuk.

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