Hello and welcome to The Old Summers Home. Today I’m sharing some beautiful ways to memorialize those loved ones lost but always in our hearts and our minds. These breathtaking angel wing Christmas ornaments have been my honour to pass along during the difficult holiday season for loved ones. These are simple to do with a few supplies so let’s jump right in and start honouring those passed loved ones.
Supplies For Making Angel Wing Ornaments
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- Clear Christmas Ornament
- Cricut or Silhouette
- Transfer tape
- Rubbing alcohol
- Paper towel
- Crazy glue
- Angel Wings
I purchased my Angel Wings through a buy-in group. However, I did see that you can get them online through Wish. (Not sure about the quality but images look exactly like mine).
How to Make Angel Wing Christmas Ornaments
Firstly, you will need to attach the angel wings to the ornament. To do this I chose to use crazy glue and it worked quite well. I ensured that I held it in place tightly until the angel wings were good and dry. Make sure to put about a quarter size circle of glue in the centre of the angel wings to attach. Add a few drops of glue into the centre of the circle but no need to fill circle completely!
If the angel wings still feel loose, add a bit more Krazy glue around the dried glue edge and hold until dry.
Do NOT use a hot glue gun to attach the wings! It will melt and it will not last.
Secondly, you will need to choose the design you will use. I have 2 options I used to create mine. Keep reading to find out how to get yours FREE!
Now that the wings are glued on you can get a proper measurement. This makes it easier to figure out your vinyl size for your angel wing Christmas ornaments. If you applied the vinyl first you might run into issues with it being hidden by feathers or it may look a bit off. Because of those reasons, I find it better to measure after the angel wings are applied.
Make sure to clean your Christmas ornament with rubbing alcohol before applying the vinyl. Allow to completely dry and double-check that they are lint-free too!
I really love the look of metallic vinyl, like silver and gold. However, I do find they bubble more and are more difficult to put on. Patience is a virtue when it comes to vinyl and practice will make perfect.
Cut out your design in the right size for ornaments you choose to use. I used larger ornaments for these because the angel wings are nice and big and full of beautiful feathers.
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‘Too precious for Earth’ was inspired in honour of our miscarriages. This ornament brings me a bit of comfort seeing these beautiful wings on our tree. Knowing that we have not forgotten and have a little something to treasure for the babies we never had.
‘…and God gave you wings’ is for all our dear loved ones who have passed on. I like to believe they are now watching over us especially during the holiday season.
Because we know we are not alone in the loss of loved ones and how hard it is without them we are giving you our 2 SVG files so you can honour their memory too!
Be sure to check out our other beautiful Christmas ornaments. Like our Glitter Ornaments and Grad Ornaments for more inspiration on DIY Christmas Decor!
God Bless You This Christmas Season
Thank you so much for coming to another tutorial by The Old Summers Home. I hope you are inspired to brighten someone’s Christmas with one of our memorial ornaments this year. Sending much love during this difficult time of the year for many who have lost someone they love. I hope these help bring a bit of peace and love to your tree this year.
Until next time;
The Old Summers Home