As the Christmas season approaches, I like to stroll down the store isles looking at all the Christmas ornament displays. My favorite display is one where a Christmas tree is fully decorated with the ornaments that are for sale. This type of display gives the buyer a realistic look as to how the ornaments might look on their own Christmas tree. While looking at this type of display at a shop in Branson, Missouri, I came across a lovely lace angel ornament that I wanted for my own tree. However, after examining the price tag, I realized it was too pricey. While examining it, I realized it looked relatively simple to make, and I was sure I could make one similar to it for a lot less money. Here are instructions on how to make a Christmas lace angel ornament.
Items Needed to Make a Christmas Lace Angel Ornament
-Lace (different patterns and colors)
-Silver glitter (optional)
-Ribbon (one-fourth to one-half inch wide) (should be same color as lace)
-Angel figures (size proportionate to lace yo-yos) (need one angel for each ornament) (can be found at craft stores)
-Satin cording (one-fourth inch round) (should be same color as lace or a color to compliment the lace)
Instructions to Make a Christmas Lace Angel Ornament
The lace part of the ornament is constructed by making a fabric yo-yo. See instructions here on how to make a fabric yo-yo. The only variation to the yo-yo instructions is the need to reinforce the lace by attaching the one-fourth inch ribbon to the outer edge of the yo-yo while sewing the gather stitch. It does not matter if this is sewn on the right or wrong side of the fabric as it will be hidden behind the angel.
After you have made the lace yo-yo, pull and fluff the edges to desired shape (the hole should be at the back center of the yo-yo). Spray the front and back of the yo-yo lightly with the spray starch and sparingly sprinkle with silver glitter (this is optional). After the spray starch has dried, glue the angel figure to the center of the yo-yo where the hole is, to cover this area. You may need tuck the lace and ribbon under the angel so that they do not show. Let the ornament completely dry.
Make a loop out of a length of the satin cording by tying a bow at one end. Sew the bow end to the top of the ornament, with the bow on the same side as the angel.
Your Christmas lace angel ornament is now ready to hang on your tree.
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Source: Personal Experience, Grand Village Shops-Branson, Missouri