When I was looking around for an inexpensive craft for the grandkids to make, I was inspired by all of the beautiful Angel ornaments on Pinterest. My 8 year old granddaughter and I created our own version by using some of the ribbon we had gotten out when we made our Snowman Ornaments!
- 6 coffee filters
- 1 small bulb ornament (less than 1″)
- Complementary color of ribbon for wings – 1 ¼” to 1 ½” wide
- Chenille stems (aka pipe cleaners) – white, silver, or gold
- Curling ribbon &/or small decorative flowers (optional)
- Low-temp glue gun
Holding onto the twisted point, carefully pull the 2 layers apart around the edges while keeping the twisted part together. Scrunch the bottom layer together to create the bottom of the skirt and let the top layer ‘poof’ out. Repeat on all 3 stacks.
Remove the cap from the small ornament. Hot glue the ornament (aka the angel head) onto one of stacks.
Hold the bottom filter open and place a glob of hot glue in the center. Then place the pointy part of another stack directly into the glue glob. Do this 1 more time so you have all 3 stacks glued together.
Twist a 6” piece of chenille stem around the neck area. This will become the angel’s arms and will be available to hold any additional decorations.
To create a halo, you can hot glue a small piece of chenille stem to the head. In my example, I used a short piece of curling ribbon.
If you are going to hang your angel, now is the time you’ll want to hot glue a loop of ribbon or string to the back of the angel’s neck.
To create the wings, form a 6” bow from ribbon that’s 1 ¼” to 1 ½” wide. Twist-tie the center with a short piece of a chenille stem to tie it to the back of the angel’s neck. I suggest using a little hot glue here to help anchor it in place.
Hot glue small ornaments, decorations, or additional curling ribbon to the angel’s arms.
Making Coffee Filter Angels is a fun easy way for your grandkids to help decorate the Christmas tree, give as gifts, or hang on their bedroom wall! Pin this post by clicking here!