This year I decided to make a nativity tree with a small Christmas tree. I wanted all of the ornaments to have something to do with the first Christmas. The last 12 days before Christmas, I want to have the kids hang one ornament a day and we'll talk about what it is and why it's important.
It took a lot of time coming up with ideas, searching the net and Pinterest, and even more time making the ornaments, but I've almost got them all done. As I write this, I still have a few ornaments to finish up, but I'm hoping to get them done this week. Once they're all done, I'll get a picture of them all together on the tree.
So for the next couple weeks, I'll be sharing a different ornament each day, with a scripture or quote to go along with it.
"And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be unto all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord" Luke 2:10-11
Today I'm going to show you how I made some cute little angels with just some wire. I got this idea off of Pinterest. Unfortunately, the links didn't go anywhere. So I had to figure out how to make them myself.
I don't claim to be an expert on working with wire, but they ended up pretty easy.
* Now we're going to make the wings. Make another figure 8 going horizontally. These will be your wings. Do this 3-4 times and wrap your wire as best you can around the wings.
* Leave an excess of a couple inches and cut your wire. Then curve the top to make a hanger, ending it off with a small loop. Then spread out the wire to make it look nice.
Here are a couple other styles I did.
I made this one the same way as I did the first one, but the bottom part of the figure 8 I made a triangle shape. I also only wrapped it three times.
And this one I made the wings differently.
Be sure to check out my other Nativity ornaments:
Angel Wire Ornaments
Clothespin Nativity Ornament
Twine Wrapped Star
Felt Nativity Ornament
Shepherd's Crook Ornament
Canning Ring Framed Embroidered Ornament
Paint Stick Ornament
Greeting Card Ornament