Christmas Angel from Handmade Paper

Are you still decorating for the holidays? I am—and probably will be until the wee hours on Christmas Eve. (But, then, I guess that would be the very early hours of Christmas Day!!) Anyway, you get what I'm saying: I'm going to be decorating until the last possible moment.

Many of my decorations include handmade paper, and today I'm sharing one of my favorites. It is a 3D angel. She's so easy to make!! I'm sharing the pattern in PDF, MTC (Make-the-Cut), and SVG formats.

Here you can see the angel cut out from a light blue handmade paper. I colored the paper pulp with a pale blue tinting tissue and added botanical inclusions. I following these basic instructions when making the paper, but for this piece I processed longer so the inclusions would be blended into smaller pieces.

Next step was to embellish the cutout. I chose a silver metallic chenille stem for her halo and Dew Drops along the hemline. You could also use glitter glues, rhinestones, or other embellishment of your choice. These angel also make a striking statement left plain.

When I was finished embellishing, I formed a cone from her skirt and secured it by placing a brad in each of the holes along the back seam.

The best to you and your loved ones this holiday season. It's not too late to take advantage of our 20% off sale—just use coupon code Dec20. 


  1. What wonderful angel! Several together would make a sweet choir!

  2. Fabulous angel i can remember making these as a kid

  3. Love this, would be great for any decorating.


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