Can you believe this paper angel Christmas ornament is made out of coffee filters? You can make this pretty angel ornament in just a few minutes and really inexpensively! This DIY ornament makes a nice topper or embellishment for a gift as well.
I'm participating in a couple of ornament exchanges this year. One of them is organized by The Pin Tester. All of the ornaments are being sent to Jodee at the Cheeseblarg blog. This year Jodee is decorating her very first Christmas tree and everyone participating in the ornament exchange is donating ornaments to her. I love making ornaments and certainly wanted to join in the spirit of giving at Christmas. So I headed over to Pinterest and it didn't take very long to find some fun DIY ornament ideas. This idea was pinned from Better Homes and Gardens.
paper coffee filters (2 per angel)
1 inch foam ball
glue (I used a glue gun)
Fold the first coffee filter in half and center
the foam ball inside the filter.
Wrap a small piece of ribbon around
the neck (not too tight) and secure with glue.
I cut about an inch off the second coffee filter to make it smaller.
Otherwise, the wings looked too big for the body.
Fold the second coffee filter in half
and then accordion fold in the center.
Secure with another piece of ribbon and glue.
Glue the wings to the back of the angel's body.
Glue a loop of ribbon on the angel's head for a halo
and another loop of ribbon on the back for hanging.
Here's what it looks like finished.
Inspired by this pin for paper angel ornament.