Make This Angel Tree Decoration For Christmas
Christmas just isn't Christmas without a choir. Here's a holiday craft angel
choir you can build for yourself, adding a nice touch to your Christmas decorations.
The little angels in this choir don't actually sing, but they do sport
bells and pretty faces and decorations. You'll have fun making this
little choir of angels.
Supplies for the Little Angels
Above you see the parts needed to build your own Christmas holiday angel
choir like that pictured in the inset.
A larger angel sits atop the tree as the choir director, and each little
angel hanging from the branches has it's own tingly bell.
The parts for required for the angels are:|
Four 1" candle cups.
Four 5/8" wooden balls.
Four 5/8" candle cups.
Four 1/2" wooden balls.
Four sets of golden wings.
Four 5/8" bells.
Four 3/8" bells.
Four 1 1/2" wide wooden hearts.
A 1 1/2" candle cup.
A 1 1/4" wooden ball.
A 3" wooden heart.
A golden chinelle stem.
Some Curly doll hair (different colors if you like).
In addition, you'll need a base, and if you use a lazy Susan as I did, you can get one at a convenient department store.
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Making the Angel Bodies
Pictured is the first step in making the big angel.
The Body is the large candle cup, with the large heart glued to the
back for wings.
The large wooden ball is glued on to make a head.
The small angels use the same design, but use the small
candle cups and wooden balls, and the small hearts.
Construction of the mid-sized little angels is different only in that
purchased gold wings are used instead of hearts.
Making the Small Little Angels
Paint the small little angels, and if desired, add some glitter.
Tie a piece of twine to a small bell, and thread the twine through the
angel body and head. Glue a bit of the twine to the head to hold the bell in
place. Snip off the excess twine. (The angel hair will cover the glued end of
Also glue the end of a piece of chinelle stem and insert into the
top of the head to make a hanger.
Glue hair onto the little angels and draw a face with a fine-point
felt tip pen.
Pieces of chinelle stem formed into small circles are used to make
halos for the angels.
Making the Mid-Sized Little Angels
The mid-sized angels have golden wings instead of heart wings. You
could use larger hearts for wings instead if you wish.
As with the small angels, use a threaded twine to hang the bells
(the larger ones). Also, glue pieces of chinelle stem into the top holes
to make hangers.
Add curly doll hair to cover the twine and decorate the little angels.
Draw on faces with a fine-point felt tip pen, and add chinelle stem
Making the Choir Leader Angel
Shown is an example of how the big angel can be decorated.
As with the smaller angels, it has curly doll hair and a golden
halo to top of its head.
This darling also has a sequin glued to its chest, and some lace
ribbon glued around the base of the candle cup.
A face is drawn on with felt tip pen, and a golden collar finishes
off the little angel.
This angel will sit atop of the finished angel tree, as shown in the
Parts for Making the Angel Tree
The above image shows the parts used to make the tree for the Christmas
The base is an inexpensive lazy Susan tray, about 10" in diameter. If you
don't wish the base to turn, you can substitute a wooden disc for the base.
You'll also need a 1/2" dowel a foot long.
A doll pin stand will be used to mount the 1/2" dowel.
Two 1/8" dowels will be used to make tree branches.
Construction the Angel Tree
To make the angel tree, drill two 1/8" holes through the 1/2"
dowel about 4" from the top. The holes should be at right angles, one
above the other by a 1/2" or so.
Drill two more holes in the same way about 4" from the bottom of the 1/2"
Glue two 6" lengths of small dowel in the top holes, and two 8" lengths
of small dowel into the bottom holes.
Glue the doll stand onto the center of the base, and when dry, glue the
large dowel into the doll stand. You'll have to brace it until dry to keep
it properly vertical.
Paint the base and tree with your desired colors.
The Finished Little Angel Tree Choir
Mount the big angel to the top of the tree.
Hang the little angels to the top branches.
Hang the mid-sized angels to the bottom branches.
If you wish, you can embellish the base with lace or some other
material as shown in the image.