A Choir of Angels for the Jesse Tree Ornament Swap

by | Nov 26, 2013 | Christmas 2013, Crafts, Jesse Tree Ornament Swap | 8 comments

I’ve mentioned a few times that I am participating in a Jesse Tree Ornament Swap this year! I choose to make the “Angel” ornament for the swap. Our box of ornaments hasn’t arrived yet, but since I’ve started to see the sets arriving at other homes I thought I’d share the completed pictures of the angel ornaments I made!

Jesse Tree Angel Ornaments
  • 2-3/8″ Wood Peg Dolls – I usually purchase mine from Woodworks LTD
  • Acrylic Paint – I used Skintone, Metalic Pearl White and Yellow
  • Fine Tip Sharpie Black Paint Pen (for the Angels eyes)
  • White Glitter Felt – I used 4 sheets for 35 Angels
  • Gold Pipe Cleaners – 5″ or so for each Angel (I cut each pipe cleaner in half)
  • White Ribbon (to create a loop for the ornament hook)
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue

First I painted the skintone for the faces and the white gowns.  Then I added a little yellow for the hair and two black eyes using the Sharpie Paint Pen.   I created a paper template and then cut out 2 wings for each angel.   I hot glued the ribbon and the halo created out of pipe cleaner in between the two wings and then attached the Angel to the wings with a little more hot glue.  
It didn’t take very long to create one angel ornament… 
The THIRTY-FIVE for the swap was a different story! 😉 
I was very happy with how they turned out and sure hope all the other families who are participating in the swap will like them as well! 🙂

And there appeared to him an angel of the Lord, standing on the right side of the alter of incense. And Zachary seeing him, was troubled, and fear fell upon him. But the angel said to him: Fear not, Zachary, for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elizabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John. 
Luke 1:11-13


  1. Karen

    Yes! Thank you, we love it! My children were thrilled when they were told "Miss Jessica who made the Pope Lapbook we did made these" Very impressed we were….

    enjoy the unwrapping when your box arrives!
    blessings for a wonderful Advent

  2. Karen

    Your choir of angels is so cute! I hope your ornaments arrive soon. The angels, the Mary ornaments that Charlotte made and Lucy's Elijah ornaments were all ones that my children wanted to claim from our set to add to our collection of saint peg dolls. I think they were hoping that those ornaments were all part of the second swap since we ended up making three sets of ornaments for that one. Maybe I'll make each of them their own angel following your instructions.

  3. Cheryl

    The angels are adorable! I love the metallic white paint you used on their bodies. Gives them a "glowing" angel look!

  4. JeNae Frank

    Those are so adorable! My kids would love to try making them, that would be a great idea for an Advent activity. I love the idea of a Jesse Tree Ornament swap, I will have to put that on my to-do list for next year. Thank you so much for all the wonderful things you post on your blog. I have learned so much and have found more ways to truly deepen our faith here at home with our kids. God bless you and your gorgeous family!

  5. Laurie

    Oh my! Seeing them all lined up like that is just amazing. You did a great job.

  6. elm

    SO CUTE!

  7. Erin

    They are adorable! We got our box yesterday; so many cute ideas and such a variety of ornaments! I love the set and how each ornament is so individual. It is fun to have ornaments made by so many wonderful, devoted Catholic ladies!!

  8. Jennifer

    Those are so cute and would make very cute ornaments.


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