Easy Angel Crafts: Accordion 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 accordion folded paper angel ornament.
You can easily make several of these ornaments with very little expense or time. Take a look.
Let's look at the materials and the steps for how to make the Easy Angel Crafts accordion folded paper angel ornament:
Easy Angel Crafts: Accordion 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)
Face, halo and support shapes from the Easy Angel Crafts Accordion Folded Paper Angel Ornament pattern
The Steps for How to Make the Easy Angel Crafts: Accordion Folded Paper Angel Ornament:
Print the Easy Angel Crafts Accordion Folded Paper Angel Ornament pattern page. Cut out the face, support and halo shapes.
You can use these for the Easy Angel Crafts Accordion 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).
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.
Using the ruler as a guide, fold across the paper at every set of 1/2 inch marks.
The paper curls on itself as you continue adding each of the 1/2 inch folds.
To form the accordion, turn every other 1/2 inch fold opposite the original fold.
Cut two pieces, each 2 inches long, off the accordion folded paper. These form the wings of the Easy Angel Crafts Accordion Folded Paper Angel.
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 that lesson the hard way.)
Cut the ribbon length (24"). This ribbon is plain white curling ribbon 1/4 inch wide.
Overlap the 2-inch wing shapes behind two folds of the body shape on each side with the punched holes at the top.
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.
Tie a knot in the ribbon close to the gathered accordion paper folds.
Tie a second knot 3 to 4 inches above the first knot to form the hanging loop for the Easy Angel Crafts Accordion Folded Paper Angel ornament.
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.
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.
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 accordion 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.
After a short time to dry, your Easy Angel Crafts Accordion Folded Paper Angel can be hung for decoration.
Here's a pretty yellow angel using yarn instead of ribbon.
How about a red angel.
All three angels would make pretty holiday decorations.
With different papers and ribbons, a whole host of heavenly angels can be made quickly, easily and inexpensively with the Easy Angel Crafts Accordion Folded Paper Angel Ornament pattern and instructions.