Rustic DIY Angel Ornaments

Make handmade angel Christmas ornaments with this easy-to-follow tutorial.

Updated October 07, 2021
Rustic DIY Angel Ornaments
Rustic DIY Angel Ornaments

When preparing for the holiday season, many crafters are looking for Christmas angel crafts. That's why we asked Mary Beth Temple to create these large angel ornaments that can be used as ornaments on your Christmas tree, as a tree topper, or added to gift packaging for those special someones in your life.

Take a look at this Rustic DIY Angel Ornaments video tutorial to see how to create this charming burlap angel project. One of the reasons we love this angel craft so much is because it's quick and easy to make and the end result is a rustic piece that will look perfect on any tree this winter.

As she explains in the video, this project uses circles and squares and doesn't need any precise measuring or procedures, and uses only a little hand sewing. Anyone can make these DIY angel ornaments! We also have a written tutorial to accompany this angel video, so be sure to check the material list and the instructions below as well.

Project TypeMake a Project

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Sewn byHand


Materials List

  • 1/3 yd burlap fabric
  • 20" square of fine weight tulle
  • Small amount stuffing
  • 1/2 yd stiff gold trim
  • Needle and thread
  • Marking chalk
  • Optional: Hot glue gun and glue

How to Make Burlap Angel Ornaments

Angel Instructions:

  1. Using a round plate at between 10" and 12" in diameter, trace and cut two circles.

  2. Take stuffing and push it up into the center of one circle to form a head, as shown in the video. Using needle and thread, wrap the base of the head to form a neck and knot off thread.

  3. Spread out the top circle and place in directly on top of the flat circle, stitch into place.

  4. Cut 5" piece off of gold trim and set it aside for halo.

  5. Fold remaining piece of trim in half and align the center with the back of the neck. Bring both sides of the trim to the front, cross it in front, and bring both ends to the back, under a fold of fabric on each side/top for arms. Cut off any excess trim, sew or glue ends into place.

Angel Wing Instructions:

  1. Cut 20" square of tulle.

  2. Bring all four points to the center and tack it down with needle and thread.

  3. Wrap thread twice around the center of the folded piece vertically, as shown in video, and tack.

  4. Wrap thread twice around the folded piece horizontally, slightly lower than center so the top of the wings are longer than the bottom of the wings, and tack. Knot off the thread.

  5. Stitch or glue wings into place.

Angel Halo Instructions:

  1. Form 5" piece of gold trim into circle and glue or stitch into place around the head.

Read More:

350+ Free Christmas Sewing Patterns: A Complete Christmas Sewing Guide

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If you love the rustic look and angels you have got to check out this cute simple to make video and tutorial on the angel ornament. I want to make some for my tree. I like the burlap look and I think I may draw or embroider some eyes and mouth. I love the wings too.


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