My mother-in-law was very talented. She could make and do just about anything pertaining to DIY. I wasn’t into crafting back then (she inspired me) and often marveled how she could create such lovely items. I remember her making a ribbon angel ornament for Christmas years ago. It was made out of what seemed like heavy taffeta. I’ve tried to re-create what I remembered as the ornaments have long since disappeared and I’m sure the materials have changed as well.
Ribbon Angel Ornament
2 1/2" wide wired ribbon (at least 2 yards)
10" long x 2 1/2 wide wired ribbon
1" gold glass Christmas tree ball (head)
3"- 2" piece of gold colored wire (cut from
edge of ribbon) to shape into a circle (halo)
Fabric tac glue
Cut five (5) pieces of ribbon, 7 1/2" long into trapezoid like shapes, triming the ends at angles so that the top is 2 1/4" long and the bottom, 7 1/2" long.
Bring edges to form a cone shape.
Over lap edges about a 1/4” leaving an opening on narrow end to accommodate the shank end of the Christmas tree ball.
Glue together the ribbon.
Repeat for all five pieces.
Glue the ball onto one of the cone shaped ribbon body for the head.
Glue one cone on either side of the ball cone together matching points.
Glue a fourth cone half way into middle of center cone of the three.
Glue a fifth cone half way into middle of fourth cone, making sure to line up the seams and points
Glue 10" long ribbon together and shape/tie into bow and glue to the base of the ball (center) behind the three cones for the wings
Glue decorative trim to neck of angel.
Glue trim cord tied into a knot to back of angel at the base of the ball for the hanger.
I tried different ribbon and trim
And I had to make another Purple
Angel . . .
These are really cute little Angels . . . I hope my mother-in-law would have been proud of the way they turned out.
Ribbon Tree(made last year) with Ribbon Angel