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How To Make A Beautiful Angel Wings Christmas Ornament


Repurposed Doilie Angel Wings Christmas Ornament

Angel wings Christmas ornaments seem to be the Christmas decoration of the year. Or maybe it’s just me noticing them because I love the trend! I thought I’d join in with my own repurposed version of angel wings.

I have made some angel wings Christmas ornaments in the past with my upcycled shuttlecock angel. Vintage doilies were used this time to create the angel wings. These are small angel wings ornaments, perfect for hanging on the tree. I do like those dramatic angel wings, you see for hanging on the walls. I may make some of those another day!

I got the idea for these repurposed angel wings from the fabric flowers I made in the spring. The method for both crafts is very similar, stretching fabric over a wireframe.

Repurposed doily angel wings Christmas ornament 3

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What You need to make an Angel wings Christmas Ornament

    • Cloth Doilies – If you don’t have any, these can normally be picked up very cheaply at thrift/charity stores.

Vintage doilies for angel wings ornament


    • Silver craft wire– You want wire that is easy to bend but still holds it’s shape well.
  • Wooden bead or bark about 2cm and something to form a hanging loop (twine or denim seam)

How to make an Angel wings Christmas Ornament

    1. First, draw 2 angel wings the size you want your ornament. You can download my wing template here.

Angel wing template


    1. Cut out the wings template and nail them to the corkboard to make a frame for the craft wire. Starting where the wings will join, wrap the craft wire around the frame. Leave a little excess wire at the join, this will be used to fix the wings together.

Angel wings template for wire

angel wing wire frame


    1. Next, carefully remove the wire wing from the frame and cover it with glue and stick it to the doily. Leave the wire on the doily until the glue dries. Once dry, using scissors trim the doily to about 5mm around the frame. Apply more glue to the wire and wrap the edge of doily around the wireframe. Hold the doily in place with small craft pegs, until the glue has set.

Glueing wire wing frame to doily

Holding doily in place with pegs


  1. Once the glue has dried remove the craft pegs. Fix the angel wings Christmas ornament together as a pair by twisting the exposed wires together. To hide the wire join stick either a piece of bark or the petal from a large pine cone to the front of the join. I used a hot glue gun for this. I also glued a denim loop onto the back of the angel wings Christmas ornament for hanging.

fixing wings together

pine cone fixing

angelupcycled doily  wings Christmas ornament

angel wings Christmas ornament

Repurposed doily Christmas angel wings ornament

I can’t wait to hang these repurposed doily angel wings Christmas ornaments on the tree. Along with all my denim Christmas ornaments which you can check out here.

These are small cute angel wings to hang from the tree but if you are looking for large upcycled angel wings decor check out these ones made from old road maps.

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Repurposed doily angel wings Christmas ornament
Repurposed doily angel wings Christmas ornament
Repurposed doily angel wings Christmas ornament

There are more angel-themed crafts here and upcycled Christmas ornaments here.

If you like the lace patterns of doilies then check out these upcycled painted plates.

Unique homemade Christmas ornaments.

Homemade Christmas ornaments

Christina Woodcock

Friday 8th of November 2019

These are so pretty Claire! I love the way you incorporated the denim ?

Claire Armstrong

Friday 8th of November 2019

Thank you so much, if there is a way to use denim then I will find it.

Rosie (@greenrosielife)

Saturday 15th of December 2018

These are adorable and really very different. Love them! #GoingGreen

Claire Armstrong

Sunday 16th of December 2018

Thank you ?❤️

Bri Adams

Monday 19th of November 2018

This is beyond creative.Wow!

Claire Armstrong

Monday 19th of November 2018

Aww, thank you so much, that’s a very kind thing to say.