Easy Angel Crafts: Wire Cross Angel Ornament
Once you learn the steps, you can make these pretty Easy Angel Crafts Wire Cross Angel ornaments faster than you can read this page!
A few simple, inexpensive materials and around-the-house tools are all you need to make the Easy Angel Crafts Wire Cross Angel ornament. Just look.
Let's look at the materials and the steps for how to make the wire cross angel ornament:
Easy Angel Crafts: Wire Cross Angel Ornament Materials and Tools:
Chenille wire - one 12 inches long
Yarn (or heavy thread) 10 inches long
Bead - one round or slightly oblong 3/8 to 1/2 inch in diameter
Button - one 3/8 to 1/2 inch in diameter
The Steps for How to Make the Easy Angel Crafts: Wire Cross Angel Ornament:
Cut the 10 inch length of yarn. (I used size 10 crochet yarn.)
Make a bend in the wire 5 1/8 inches from one end.
Make the second bend in the chenille wire 5 1/8 inches from the opposite end.
The result will be a U-shape with a base 1 7/8 inches wide.
The next bend is made 2 1/4 inches from one of the ends.
From the opposite end, make another bend in the chenille wire at 2 1/4 inches from the end.
The result is a loose loop.
Make another bend 1 1/4 inches from one end of the chenille wire.
The next bend in the chenille wire is 1 1/4 inches from the opposite end.
Measure up 1 1/2 inches from each side of the base of the original U-shape.
Cross the two wire legs at the 1 1/2 inch points.
Make a half twist to hold the crossed wires in place.
Make the first wing of the Easy Angel Crafts Wire Cross Angel by pulling one of the ends across the twist point.
Fold 1/4 inch of the end of the wire behind the twist point.
Pull the other end of the wire across the twist point and fold 1/4 inch of the wire behind to form the second wing shape.
Thread one end of the yarn through the open body portion of the Easy Angel Crafts Wire Cross Angel ornament.
Pull the ends of the yarn to be even. Tie a simple square knot in the yarn above the wings.
Thread the yarn through the hole in the bead.
(Note: the beads in the examples had large holes.
A smaller hole through the bead works better, but it must be large enough for both pieces of yarn to go through.)
Thread the two pieces of yarn through two different holes in the button.
Pull the yarn snugly, but not too tightly, and tie a simple square knot near the button. (Pulling too tightly will force the bead in front of the wings rather than above.)
Tie another knot near the ends of the yarn to form the hanging loop. Trim the ends of the yarn, if necessary.
Hang your simple little Easy Angel Crafts Wire Cross Angel ornament wherever an angel is needed!
These pretty little Easy Angel Crafts Wire Cross Angels are so simple to make you can probably make three of them in the time it takes to read the instructions - at least after you've made the first two or three.
Mixing and matching several colors of chenille wires, beads and buttons yields a variety of the wire cross angel ornaments.
You can also make many of the Easy Angel Crafts Wire Cross Angel ornaments quickly and inexpensively to offer at church or school bazaars or to add them as decorations to your gifts this year.