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Rustic Angel Christmas Decoration (DIY Holiday Craft)

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Alyssa loves creating unique decor items from everyday household materials. She is a wife and mom who drinks copious amounts of coffee.


Christmas Craft Idea: Rustic Angel Décor

It's no secret that I love decorating for the holiday season. This is a tradition I started when my son was little. It's a way for our entire family to get in the spirit of the season. My favorite thing to do is repurpose old items, transforming them into unique pieces and giving them new life.

Halloween is my favorite season to decorate for, but Christmas is a close second. Recently, I've been trying to create a few pieces for the transition period. We love Thanksgiving in our house and I do my best not to put up Christmas items until we've eaten our meal.

My original plan was to create a turkey. I wanted something unique and I thought an old plastic cup would do the trick. Once I had the twine wrapped around and the body put together, I quickly realized my mistake. Instead of a turkey, I inadvertently created an angel. Excited about this new project, I dove head first into making a rustic piece.

This craft turned out better than I could have imagined. It was fairly simple, only requiring five items. Follow along with the steps below to make one yourself!

Materials Needed

  • An old plastic cup
  • Twine
  • A soft ball (I used a plush snowball, but you could also use a Styrofoam ball)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Burlap
  • A white wire (I used an old white coat hanger)
  • Floral wire (optional)
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Steps 1–3: Create the Angel Body

1. Begin wrapping your twine around the cup, using hot glue to secure sections. Continue wrapping until the entire cup is covered. Cut the twine from the roll and secure it to the top with a dab of hot glue.

2. Repeat this process with the ball.

3. Hot glue your ball to the top of your cup to create your angel body.

Steps 4–6: Attach Wings and a Halo

4. Cut 4 burlap rectangles. Begin making your wings by rolling each rectangle into a cone shape. Hold each cone to the back of your angel to figure out where you want your wing. Once you have your place, secure each with hot glue to the back of your angel. When the glue has cooled, shape your wings and secure any loose ends with a dab of hot glue.

5. To create a halo, shape a piece of wire into a small circle. Make sure to leave a straight piece long enough to attach to your angel.

6. Attach your halo to the back of your angel using hot glue. I also wrapped a piece of floral wire around the white wire and looped it through the twine for extra security.

© 2021 Alyssa