I love Christmas ornament crafts! Add them to your Christmas tree or use them to add an extra special touch to wrapped presents or gift bags. Homemade ornaments also make great gifts! We had so much fun making these Bow Santa and Angel Ornament Crafts. Use the free printable as a template to make felt ornaments or use it with construction paper to make paper ones. Either way, this is a great craft to put together as a family, during girls night out, or to recreate with your students.
Bow Santa and Angel Ornament Crafts
These ornaments make perfect hostess, teacher, or neighbor gifts for this holiday season. Gather up some felt sheets or colored cardstock from the craft store and a few simple supplies to make this quick and easy craft.
Since we used the printable as a template to create felt ornaments, the directions are based along those lines. If you would rather make cardstock ornaments just adjust the materials and directions as needed. It’s fairly self-explanatory, but if I missed something and you have a question just send me an email!
- Felt Craft Sheets or Cardstock – Red, White, Cream
- Sizzix Big Shot Machine (optional)
- Sizzix Bigz Die – Ribbon 3D by Eileen Hull (optional)
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks (or craft glue if using cardstock)
- Liquid Glue with fine tip applicator
- Chipboard or Poster Board (optional)
- Permanent Marker or Chalk Pencil
- Ribbons – Red and White
- Seed Beads – Black
- Buttons – Gold
- Pom Pom – White Tinsel
- Chenille Stem – Gold Tinsel
- Free Sant and Angel Bow Ornament Patterns (found at the end of this post)
Gather all supplies. Download, print, and cut out Santa and Angel Bow Ornament Patterns. If making a lot of ornaments, trace patterns onto chipboard and cut out for sturdiness. Trace patterns onto red, white and cream colored felt craft sheet according to directions on pattern sheet.
Cut out Ribbon 3D Die from white felt with a Sizzix Big Shot Machine. If you don’t have access to a die cutting machine, use the additional patterns provided in the download. Trace onto white felt and cut out with scissors. TIP: Cut inside the traced lines to ensure you end up with a clean finished project.
To create the bows, attach left side to center and then right side to center with a glue gun and glue sticks.
Flip over and glue the large bow tails to the center. Cut the small bow tails in half and attach to either side of the large bow tails.
To assemble Santa, attach hat band to bottom of hat, and head to bottom of hat with a glue gun and glue sticks. Glue Santa’s beard and mustache bow to the head, and then adhere the nose to the center of the beard bow.
Apply two small dots of liquid glue with a fine tip applicator and place black seed beads into the glue. Set aside to dry.
Fold the point of Santa’s hat down and secure with a glue gun and glue sticks. Attach a white tinsel pom pom to Santa’s hat.
To assemble the Angel, attach the head to the back of the bow body with a glue gun and glue sticks.
Cut a four-inch section of gold tinsel chenille stem, bend into a circle and twist to secure. Glue to the back of the Angel head. Flip over and attach a gold button to the center of the Angle bow body.
Measure and cut twelve-inch lengths of red (for Santa) and white (for Angel) ribbon, one for each ornament.
Tie the ends in a knot to create a loop, and then secure to the back of each ornament with a glue gun and glue sticks.
Here is a close-up photo of the completed Santa and Angel Bow Ornaments.
Perfect to use as a gift tag on all of your holiday presents. These Felt Santa and Angel Bow Ornaments will make wonderful gifts all on their own too!
Ready to get started? Grab the free printable template!