December 5, 2011

Angel Ornament Tutorial

Last week my diy Christmas ornament was a cross stitch ball. This week it is a sweet angel. I made these for our Christmas tree many years ago.
Although some sewing is needed, much can be hot glued.


Supplies:
Pattern 
small pieces of green cotton, white cotton, brown and pink felt
1/4" ribbon (your choice of color) for bow
lace, wide rick rack, or ruffled ribbon
handful of stuffing
embroidery floss ( I used brown.)

How to make her:
Cut out the angel's face, wings, cheeks, and bangs using the pattern.

Wings:
With right sides together, sew with a 1/4" seam leaving about an inch opening for turning the wings.
Clip the points and the curved edges.  Turn right side out.



Gently push the points of the wings ~ I use chop sticks.
Little by little push the stuffing into the wing.  Again I used my chop sticks.

At this point, you can either top stitch around the edges closing the opening as you sew or whip stitch the opening shut.

Angel's face:
Glue the bangs and cheeks onto her face.  I used a water erasable pen to mark the eyes (you can see the blue in the photo ~ it comes off with just a damp cloth).  Embroider the eyes using a lazy daisy stitch.


Use fabric glue or a hot gun to glue the front of the face to the brown felt (back of the head). At the top of her head, attach a loop of ribbon. 

Finishing:
Carefully glue the lace around the face, and add a small bow at her chin.


With tiny stitches, tack her sweet face to the center of her wings. Pin It

2 comments:

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

How cute! She's one you could leave out all year long :)

Stela said...

Great tutorial! Your ornament is adorable!

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