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Easy Angel Crafts: Accordian Folded Paper Angel Ornament


A few simple tools, some paper and a bit of glue are all you need to make an Easy Angel Crafts accordian folded paper angel ornament.

You can easily make several of these ornaments with very little expense or time. Take a look. 

Easy Angel Crafts Accordian Folded Paper Angel Ornament three finished

Let's look at the materials and the steps for how to make the Easy Angel Crafts accordian folded paper angel ornament:

Easy Angel Crafts: Accordian Folded Paper Angel Ornament Materials and Tools:

  • One piece of 8 1/2 by 11-inch paper
  • Small pieces of paper for the face, support and halo (hint: use gold or silver wrapping paper for the halo)
  • Narrow ribbon 1/4 to 1/8 inch wide by 24 inches long (or yarn)
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Glue
  • Hole punch
  • Scissors
  • Face, halo and support shapes from the Easy Angel Crafts Accordian Folded Paper Angel Ornament pattern

The Steps for How to Make the Easy Angel Crafts: Accordian Folded Paper Angel Ornament:

Print the Easy Angel Crafts Accordian Folded Paper Angel Ornament pattern page. Cut out the  face, support and halo shapes.

You can use these for the Easy Angel Crafts Accordian Folded Paper Angel ornament or use them as patterns to cut from other papers.

A sturdy paper — 24-pound up to card stock — is recommended for the face and a gold or silver paper for the halo. The small support piece can be any regular paper except card stock (too thick).

Easy Angel Crafts Accordian Folded Paper Angel Ornament Materials and Tools

On one face of the paper, make small, light pencil marks every 1/2 inch along both of the 11-inch edges of the paper.

Easy Angel Crafts Accordian Folded Paper Angel Ornament Step 1 mark half inch intervals

Using the ruler as a guide, fold across the paper at every set of 1/2 inch marks.

Easy Angel Crafts Accordian Folded Paper Angel Ornament Step 2 fold at each interval

The paper curls on itself as you continue adding each of the 1/2 inch folds.

Easy Angel Crafts Accordian Folded Paper Angel Ornament Step 3 all folds are one direction

To form the accordian, turn every other 1/2 inch fold opposite the original fold.

Easy Angel Crafts Accordian Folded Paper Angel Ornament Step 4 reverse every other fold

Cut two pieces, each 2 inches long, off the accordian folded paper. These form the wings of the Easy Angel Crafts Accordian Folded Paper Angel.

Easy Angel Crafts Accordian Folded Paper Angel Ornament Step 5 cut into three pieces

On one end of each of the three pieces, punch holes roughly 1/8 inch from the end and centered across the fold. (Be careful not to put too much paper in the hole punch - the hole punch can break; learned the lesson the hard way.)

Easy Angel Crafts Accordian Folded Paper Angel Ornament Step 6 punch holes on one end

Cut the ribbon length (24"). This ribbon is plain white curling ribbon 1/4 inch wide.

Easy Angel Crafts Accordian Folded Paper Angel Ornament Step 7 cut ribbon

Overlap the 2-inch wing shapes behind two folds of the body shape on each side with the punched holes at the top.

Easy Angel Crafts Accordian Folded Paper Angel Ornament Step 8 overlap edges

Thread the ribbon through the holes from the outer edge of one wing shape to the outer edge of the other. Gently pull the ribbon. Center the angel shape within the length of the ribbon.

Accordian Folded Paper Angel Ornament Step 9 thread ribbon through holes

Tie a knot in the ribbon close to the gathered accordian paper folds.

Tie a second knot 3 to 4 inches above the first knot to form the hanging loop for the Easy Angel Crafts Accordian Folded Paper Angel ornament.

Easy Angel Crafts Accordian Folded Paper Angel Ornament Step 10 tie ribbon

Cut the shapes for the face, the halo and the support. Fold the support in half then fold backward along the other two lines shown on the pattern.

Easy Angel Crafts Accordian Folded Paper Angel Ornament Step 11 cut face shape

Glue the shapes together. Place glue on the bottom portion of the "nice" side of the halo paper. Position it on the back of the face shape. Place glue on the "wings" of the support paper and glue to the back of the face.

Easy Angel Crafts Accordian Folded Paper Angel Ornament Step 12 glue small pieces

After the first glue dries, at least partially, place more glue on either side of the support piece. Position the support between two of the accordian folds near where the angel's wings and body come together. Hold in place for a few seconds for the glue to adhere the papers together.

Easy Angel Crafts Accordian Folded Paper Angel Ornament Step 13 glue face into body

After a short time to dry, your Easy Angel Crafts Accordian Folded Paper Angel can be hung for decoration.

Easy Angel Crafts Accordian Folded Paper Angel Ornament finished white

Here's a pretty yellow angel using yarn instead of ribbon.

Easy Angel Crafts Accordian Folded Paper Angel Ornament finished yellow

How about a red angel.

Easy Angel Crafts Accordian Folded Paper Angel Ornament finished red

All three angels would make pretty holiday decorations.

Easy Angel Crafts Accordian Folded Paper Angel Ornament three finished angels on ornament tree

Have fun!

With different papers and ribbons, a whole host of heavenly angels can be made quickly, easily and inexpensively with our Easy Angel Crafts Accordian Folded Paper Angel Ornament pattern and instructions.


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