Homemade Christmas Ornaments: Angels with Fan Folded Wire Ribbon

Submitted by Lori Knowles of CA

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"Angels: Fan-Folded Wire Ribbon"

I bought some pretty wired ribbon with the wider "edge" to them. It will work much better when folding the ribbon and you won't have the problem of wire "popping out" at the end. I was able to buy some from the Dollar Tree. Of course, you can buy wired ribbon at Walmart or any craft store, standard size, approx. 2.5 inches wide.

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Secondly, fan-fold a piece of ribbon into 7 pleats. Staple the top and cut off the top edging. See how I did it in the picture below?

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Thirdly, fan fold another piece of ribbon, just like you did the first time, only make 5 pleats in the front.

Now, fold the ribbon in half and squeeze. You can see a faint line where you squeezed your ribbon in half, so now you know where the center is. Staple it right on that faint line.

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This is the fun part! "Open your fan folds. Use a low-temp glue gun and hot glue the wings on top of the dress. For the head, hot glue on top of the wings. You can string some ornament thread through the top of the bell, to hang on a Christmas tree or package. Add a little rose, flatback heart rhinestone, cross or some other embellishment on the "waistline" of the dress. This covers where you hot glued the two pieces together. To hang on your tree, string ornament thread through the top of the bell.

Here are some more samples of finished angels:

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