Christmas Ribbon Angel Ornaments

Christmas Ribbon Angel Ornaments

Christmas Ribbon Angel Ornaments

A few days ago, I asked on the Facebook group if anyone would be interested in seeing some adult/big kids crafts. A few people said they would be interested, so I thought I would share an adult/big kid craft once a week. These will be crafts that I or Maddie make, so they will be harder than the little kid crafts that I normally share, but should be easy enough for a tween/teen to make. The first of my adult/big kid crafts are these cute little Christmas ribbon angel ornaments. :)

I found this video that shows how to make these Sparkly Ribbon Angel ornament. I thought they would be fun to make.

To make these Christmas ribbon angels, you will need:

  • 2″ – 2.5″ wide wired ribbon
  • 16mm – 20mm bells
  • flat back rhinestones or other embellishment
  • hot glue gun
  • stapler
  • thread to hang ornament

Christmas Ribbon Angel Ornaments - supplies

I really like using sparkly ribbon, the more sparkles the better. lol Ribbon with a wider wired edge is easier to work with than the thin wired edge. The ribbon I use for the first Christmas ribbon angel has a very thin wired edge and I found it a bit harder to line up than a thicker wired edge.

Start by cutting two pieces of ribbon, a 14″ piece and a 10″ piece. The 14″ ribbon will be the skirt of the angel and the 10″ piece will be the wings.

Christmas Ribbon Angel Ornaments - cut 2 pieces of ribbon 14" and 10"

Fold the 14″ piece of ribbon into 7 pleats, make each pleat approximately 1″. The pleats don’t have to be exactly 1″, but you should have at least 7 pleats.

Christmas Ribbon Angel Ornaments - fold 14" in 7 1" pleats

After you’ve folded your pleats, cut off any excess ribbon that is not pleated.

Christmas Ribbon Angel Ornaments - cut off excess ribbon

Line one wired edge up as evenly as possible and cut the wired edge off the ribbon. Cut as close to the wired edge as you can.

Christmas Ribbon Angel Ornaments - cut wired edge from one end

With the edges of the ribbon lined up, staple the cut end of your ribbon. Make sure to get the entire ribbon in your staple. Place your staple as close to the edge as you can and still get all the ribbon.

Christmas Ribbon Angel Ornaments - staple cut end

Fan your pleats out, making a skirt shape with your ribbon. The folded edges will be the front of your ribbon angel. The ends of the ribbon will be at the back.

Christmas Ribbon Angel Ornaments - fan pleats out

Now to make the wings of your ribbon angel, take your 10″ piece of ribbon and fold into 5 1″ pleats. The pleats don’t have to be 1″, but they should be the same depth as the pleats of your skirt piece.

Christmas Ribbon Angel Ornaments - fold 10" piece into 5 1" pleats

Cut off any excess ribbon that is not in your pleats.

Christmas Ribbon Angel Ornaments - cut excess ribbon off

Fold the pleated ribbon in half, with the wired edges together.

Christmas Ribbon Angel Ornaments - fold pleated ribbon in half

Put a staple along this fold. Try to get it as centered as possible.

Christmas Ribbon Angel Ornaments - staple in center

Fan out your pleats on both sides of the staple, into a wing shape. The ends of the ribbon face towards the back of your ribbon angel ornament.

Christmas Ribbon Angel Ornaments - fan out pleats

Place a strip of glue along the stapled end of your skirt piece.

Christmas Ribbon Angel Ornaments - put glue on stapled end of 14" ribbon

Set the wing piece evenly on the strip of glue. Make sure the cut ends of the ribbons are facing the same way, to the back of the ribbon angel ornament.

Christmas Ribbon Angel Ornaments - place 10" ribbon onto glue on 14" ribbon Put a little bit of glue on top of your wing piece, along the staple.
Christmas Ribbon Angel Ornaments - put glue on staple in 10" ribbon

Place a bell onto the glue. Make sure the loop on top of the top is going from front to back. This will make your thread loop go the right way for the angel to hang facing forward. The first ribbon angel ornament that I made, I didn’t pay attention to how the loop was facing. And now my angel hangs sideways instead of forward.

Christmas Ribbon Angel Ornaments - place bell in glue

To cover up the place where the two ribbons join, glue a flat back rhinestone or other type of embellishment to the front of your angel over the join spot.

Christmas Ribbon Angel Ornaments - glue rhinestone to front where two ribbons join

Thread your thread through the bell and tie into a loop, so that you can hang your ribbon angel ornament on your Christmas tree. :)

Christmas Ribbon Angel Ornaments - put some thread through loop on bell to hang

Your cute little Christmas ribbon angle ornament is now complete :) Isn’t it adorable?

Christmas Ribbon Angel Ornaments - finished ornament

Here are some of the ribbon angel ornaments that I’ve made. They are so cute, I can see myself making lots more of these to hang on the tree and around the house. These would make great gift tags as well.

If you make any of these ribbon angels ornaments, I would love to see them on the Facebook page

Christmas ribbon angel ornament - finished angels

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