Today I’m going to show you how to make a sweet pine cone Christmas angel with a few simple materials that you may find you already have on hand.
I started making these angels years ago and I like to hang them on my cupboard door knobs at the holidays.
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Materials to Make Pine Cone Angels
- Pine cone (for body)
- Silk leaves (2, any shape, for wings)
- 1″ Wooden ball or bead (for head)
- Gold cord or ribbon (about 2″, for halo)
- Gold ribbon (for neck & back)
- Gold thread or wire (for hanger)
- Gold spray paint
- Sand paper
- Hot glue gun
How to Make Pine Cone Angels
Step 1: Spray paint your pine cone, leaves, and wooden ball.
Step 2: Use the sand paper to flatten out the end of your pine cone where you’ll attach the head.
Step 3: Attach the head to the pine cone using your glue gun. (My head happens to be a gold mesh covered styrofoam ball that I had handy.)
Step 4: Attach the wings to the back of the pine cone body, using your glue gun.
Step 5: Make a small bow with your gold ribbon; attach bow to the point where the two wings meet on the back (to give it a more finished look).
Step 6: Tie a bow around your angel’s neck.
Step 7: Make a circle with the gold cord, connect the ends with glue gun. Once cool, attach your halo to the back of the head with your glue gun, so it looks like the picture above.
Step 8: Make a hanger with the gold thread or wire. Hang on your tree or cupboard door.
Here’s the final product–
You can make a variety of angels in varied shapes and sizes by using different types of pine cones.
Like these little 3″ guys. Aren’t they the cutest? I used large pearls for their heads and added some glitter to their wings. So many possibilities, so little time…