How to Make Intricate Christmas Ornaments


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  • Making Angel Ornaments

    Whether on top of the tree or hanging as an ornament, angels are a Christmas-tree staple. Here are some fun and innovative angel ornaments you can make at home.

    This is what the completed Angel of the Vine ornament will look like.
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    This is what the completed
    Angel of the Vine ornament
    will look like.

    Angel of the Vine

    This is a new twist on the classic Christmas tree ornament. Before you get started, here's what you will need:
    • 10 inches iridescent paper twist, 31/2 inches wide
    • Tape measure or yardstick
    • Scissors
    • Hot glue gun, glue sticks
    • 5-inch gold grape spray
    • 5/8-inch-diameter wood doll head (with drilled hole)
    • Wood wool
    • 3 holly leaves, 11/2 inches each
    • Wire cutters
    • 18 inches gold-edged white ribbon, 1/2 inch wide
    • 8 inches white satin ribbon, 1/8 inch wide
    To construct an Angel of the Vine ornament:
    1. Open and flatten paper twist. Cut paper twist into two 5-inch lengths. Fold each piece in half, bringing 3-1/2-inch sides together.

    2. With 1 folded paper twist, gather open ends together and glue. Repeat for other folded paper twist. These are angel's wings.

    ­Collect the ends of the folded paper and glue them together.

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