This ornament craft for adults is relatively easy, fun and helps reduce trash and waste by recycling old light bulbs into Christmas decorations.
Used white light bulb
Chenille stem in your choice of colors
2 glitter heart shapes for “wings”
Black sharpie marker or paint pen
Small amount of cotton batting or cotton ball for the “hair”
White glue or hot glue
1. Start with a used white light bulb. Wrap a chenille stem around the metal cap where it meets the glass; twist it in the back to secure and form the end into a hook for hanging.
2. Apply glue to the back of the ornament and secure the two glitter covered heart shapes to the bulb so that the rounded edges are outward and they form the “wings” of the angel.
3. Allow the glue to dry so that they wings are secured firmly to the bulb; then, draw a face on the angel. You can use a sharpie marker or a paint pen to paint a simple face on the angel.
4. The final step is to apply glue to the metal cap and wrap a bit of cotton batting or bit of cotton ball to the cap to be the “hair” of the angel.
This craft is quick and easy and requires very little in the way of materials. It would be considered a “green” craft for those who like to recycle. Variations and changes can be made to accommodate the supplies you may have on hand or for personal preference. You could use paint to do a more intricate and detailed face or you could purchase rub on faces from the local craft store. Another easy change would to use different colors of hearts and chenille to create other angel looks; where we have used blue, you could easily substitute silver, gold or any other color you find available. We have also went with a white cotton; but pastel colored cotton balls would also give a different look to your finished ornaments and provide a variety if you wanted to do a whole tree in an angel theme.
The Christmas Angel
The angel has adorned the tops of many Christmas trees. In the Bible, angels are the messengers of God. And angel visits Mary to tell her she will conceive and bear a child named Jesus. An angel visits the shephers to tell them the Messiah is born and tells them where the child is. So, Christmas being a celebration of Jesus’ birth, angels are very symbolic and often show up in holiday themes and decorations.
Wikipedia, Nativity of Jesus