Tuesday, December 3, 2013

How to Make a Wire Angel Ornament - Nativity Ornament Series

Learn how to make an angel ornament out of wire. This easy diy Christmas ornament is a perfect addition to your Christmas tree. All you need is some wire to create these angel nativity ornaments.

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.

Wire Angel Ornament Tutorial
 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

Before we get started, here are the links to all the rest of my Nativity Ornaments: 
Wood Slice Nativity Ornaments
Angel Wire Ornaments
Clothespin Nativity Ornament
Twine Wrapped Star
Sheep Ornament
Felt Nativity Ornament
Shepherd's Crook Ornament
Stable Ornament
Wiseman Ornament
Manger Ornament
Canning Ring Framed Embroidered Ornament
Paint Stick Ornament
Greeting Card Ornament

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.

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I don't claim to be an expert on working with wire, but they ended up pretty easy.

How to Make a Wire Angel Ornament
You will need 20 gauge wire.

* Begin by making a figure 8 with your wire. Make sure your top part of the 8 is about 1/3 of the total size - it will be your head. Continue with this pattern until you have 5 layers of wire. Then wrap the wire a few times around the middle of your 8.

* 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.

DIY Wire Angel Ornament

 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.

Wire Angel Ornament

 And this one I made the wings differently.

More DIY Ornaments

Wood Burned Ornaments


  1. Love it! I would love it if you joined me over at Check Me Out Saturday Link Party

  2. Oh my goodness these are so cute!

  3. Very cute and so simple to make. Thanks so much for sharing this. I think I am going to have to make some of these. They would make great gift toppers as well.

  4. love this project. I'm a new follower stopping by from The Tuesday talent Show at Chef in training link party.


  5. Your wire angel ornaments are so cute. I've made wire stars and trees and now I can add angels to my mix. Would you be willing to share this at our Making Monday link party? We would love it and think our readers will, too. Thanks. Have a fantastic day. Lori @ A Bright and Beautiful Life http://www.abrightandbeautifullife.com/making-monday-17/

    1. Hi Rachel ~ I'm popping over to let you know that we're featuring your adorable wire angel ornaments at our Making Monday link party, which goes live Sunday at 8pm. :) Come take a look and link up some of your other great projects. http://www.abrightandbeautifullife.com/?p=8654 Lori @ A Bright and Beautiful Life

  6. Thanks so much for linking up at Project Inspire{d}! I featured you this week. http://yesterdayontuesday.com/2013/12/project-inspired-45-holiday-crafts/

  7. Just stumbled upon your blog as I'm getting ideas to make ornaments this year. I absolutely love all 12 of your ornament ideas! I'm going to embark on this one first. Question though: where did you find your wire, what am I looking for specifically? I don't want to head to Michael's with your blog and say I need this, help. LOL Thanks for being so creative! :)

    1. I found the wire out in the garage in the tool box. I have no idea where it came from :) If you're going to Michaels I would head to the jewelry section. They should have wire in different sizes. I'm not sure what size mine was, but it was a nice sturdy size - probably about the same thickness as a large paper clip.
      Hope that helps a little - and good luck with your ornaments!!

    2. Thank you for the quick response! :)

  8. Hey! These are simply beautiful. I'm doing a DIY ornament round up on my blog and including a link back here to your instructions on these beauties. I hope that's ok!!