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Easy Angel Crafts: Clothespin Angel


The Easy Angel Crafts Clothespin Angel easily hangs on the Christmas tree or where ever an angel needs to be. Whether functional or from the craft store, a clothespin, some ribbon or lace and a chenille wire make a pretty angel.

Easy Angel Crafts Clothespin angel three angels finished hanging on a Christmas tree

Let's look at the materials and the steps for how to make the clothespin angel:

Easy Angel Crafts: Clothespin Angel Materials and Tools:

  • Clothespin - either real or craft
  • Ribbon - 12 inches of 2 to 2 1/2 inches wide ribbon (Wired ribbon has more stability. You can also use lace.)
  • Ribbon - 8 to 10 inches of 1/4 inch wide ribbon for hanging loop
  • Chenille wire - 12 inches long
  • Ruler
  • Scissors

Easy Angel Crafts Clothespin angel ornament materials

The Steps for How to Make the Easy Angel Crafts: Clothespin Angel:

Collect the materials and tools. Cut ribbons into the appropriate lengths.

Break the chenille wire in half. The wire is easy to break with a few back and forth motions.  

Easy Angel Crafts Clothespin Angel Ornament step 1 break chenille wire in half

Make a circle with the ribbon and overlap the ends. Gently fold the circle with the overlapped ends on one side. 

Easy Angel Crafts Clothespin Angel Ornament step 2 fold ribbon

Make a layer of the materials with the narrow ribbon on the bottom, the wide ribbon next with the overlapped ends facing up and last is one of the 6-inch chenille wires. 

Easy Angel Crafts Clothespin Angel Ornament step 3 layer materials

Use one end of the second 6-inch piece of chenille wire to wrap the layered bundle of materials. Circle the layer at least twice with the wire.

Easy Angel Crafts Clothespin Angel Ornament step 4 wrap wire around layered materials

In the other end of the chenille wire, make a closed loop for the Easy Angel Crafts Clothespin Angel's halo. 

Easy Angel Crafts Clothespin Angel Ornament step 5 form halo with wire

While in the bundle, fold the narrow ribbon in half and tie a knot in the ends to form the hanging loop. 

Easy Angel Crafts Clothespin Angel Ornament step 6 knot ribbon

Position the clothespin over the layered materials with the other 6-inch chenille wire on the top of the bundle. The clothespin should be in the center of the chenille wire. Wrap the wire around the clothespin at the indentation. Twist the wire to secure it around the clothespin.

Easy Angel Crafts Clothespin Angel Ornament step 7 wrap wire around clothespin

Form the Easy Angel Crafts Clothespin Angel's arms and hands with the ends of the chenille wire. Make small loops in the ends for hands, interlocking the loops. Make bends in the wire for elbows and fold the hands up for prayer. 

Easy Angel Crafts Clothespin Angel Ornament step 8 form arms

Hang the finished clothespin angel on a tree or where you want your angel to be.

Easy Angel Crafts Clothespin Angel Ornament finished gold angel

Instead of golden, the next Easy Angel Crafts Clothespin Angel uses blue ribbon edged in silver, a silver chenille wire and a narrow silver ribbon for the hanging loop. 

Easy Angel Crafts Clothespin Angel Ornament finished blue and silver angel

As mentioned earlier, lace can be used for the angel's wings rather than ribbon. This Easy Angel Crafts Clothespin Angel has white lace wings, a white chenille wire for its halo and arms and hangs from the tree on a white ribbon loop. 

Easy Angel Crafts Clothespin Angel Ornament finished white lace angel

Each of these angels are simple and pretty. If you want, you can add a face with an ink pen, paints or with cosmetics. 

Have fun!

The Easy Angel Crafts Clothespin Angel uses simple and inexpensive materials and tools. With just a little bit of time, one angel or many angels can be easily made as ornaments.

An Easy Angel Crafts Clothespin Angel ornament also makes a pretty decoration for packages and adds a keepsake to the gifts.


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