When I was growing up, we always had an Angel on top of our Christmas tree. Finding lots inspiration from Pinterest, I created this Deco Mesh Angel Christmas Tree Topper a couple of years ago for my mother.
I want to make more Angels for gifts this year and I wanted to share this tutorial with you!
See related post: Easy to Make Deco Mesh Christmas Tree
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- 1 roll 10” x 30 feet white Deco Mesh Ribbon
- 28” (X 56”) of white tulle
- 1 gold 2 5/8” ornament
- Gold Work Garland (for use with deco mesh or burlap)
- White pipe cleaners (aka chenille stems)
- Assorted flower picks
- Curling ribbon
- Wire snips
- Low-temp glue gun
- Cut the tulle along the fold line so you have 2 squares of 28″ by 28″.
- Leaving them “stacked” together, fold them in half into a rectangle 14” by 28”.
- Fold that into a square of 14” by 14”.
- At the corner of the 2 folded edges, snip about 1/2″ in from the folded corner – this will become the Angel’s waist.
- To create a rounded skirt, trim off the opposite corner from the waist. When you unfold the material, you should end up with a circle skirt with a small hole in the middle.
- Cut 10 12” pieces from the Deco Mesh.
- Stretch them corner to corner and stack them in your hand, holding them in the center.
- Secure them together with a white pipe cleaner (I used green in the photo so you could see it) in the center and tighten it like you would a bread twist tie.
- Leave the ends of the pipe cleaner uncut, because you’ll be using these to attach the wings to the body.
- Fluff and twist the Deco Mesh as needed to create the wing shape. Set aside.
- Cut off about 2 feet of the Work Garland.
- Snip one branch from the remaining Work Garland.
Attach Body to Skirt
- Leave one set of branches above the skirt. (These will become the angel’s arms.)
- Place the garland inside the skirt and secure by wrapping the snipped branch around the waist of the angel.
Put it all together
- Pull the cap off of the ornament. Using your Low Temp glue gun, place some glue on the end of the garland and stick it into the ornament. This needs to be right above the angel’s arms. Allow to dry.
- Attach and secure the wings to the back of the body right under the angel’s arms. Glue can also be used here to provide added stability.
- Attach the angel’s hands together in front. Decorate with pieces and parts from assorted flower picks and curling ribbon. I was lucky to find a wired gold pick which I cut and bent into the shape of a halo and attached it to the back of the head and neck area with glue.
- The Work Garland underneath the skirt will help with stability when attaching it to your Christmas Tree.
- The final size of this Angel Christmas Tree Topper is approximately 20 inches.
I really enjoyed making this Angel Christmas Tree Topper. (I’m thinking of re-creating it in pale pink for my granddaughter’s bedroom.) Have you made a Deco Mesh Angel yet? I’d love to hear from you! There’s always more to learn! 🙂