Secret Santa – Handmade Angel

In Perfectly Christmas, the staff at the Medical and Surgical Clinic in Strathaven swap some cool homemade gifts for their Secret Santa. In case you haven’t finished your Christmas shopping, here’s an adorably angelic idea!

picture-2-angels-copyMake a keepsake angel ornament for the favourite person on your list. Here’s what you’ll need:

White felt and coloured felt for the face and hands

Copper wire for the halo, copper thread for the string

Ribbon for the wings

3 white buttons, 11 gold beads, thread for eyes and mouth

stuffing batt

glue gun


picture-angel-pattern-copypicture-angel-face-copyUsing the pattern, cut 2 pieces of felt for the face, arms, hands, and body. Sew the buttons and beads one of the body pieces. Use a backstitch to make the smile and eyes on one of the face pieces. Match the pieces and using a blanket stitch, sew the 2 pieces together. Before closing the body and face, put a bit of stuffing inside. Before closing the arms, insert the hands. Glue the arms and head on the body.

For the wings, fold a piece of ribbon and glue onto the back of the body.

For short hair, snip a fringe in a piece of felt. For long hair, take a strip of felt, wet it and wrap it around a knitting needle until it dries (overnight or on a heat register. Use masking tape to hold the ends. You could also use a double metal-tipped knitting needle and put it in the oven on the lowest temp, but be careful. Don’t burn the house down making angel hair.). Attach the hair to the top of the head.

For the halo, shape the thin copper wire into a paddle shape and bend the end at 90 degrees. Poke the end of the paddle into the head.

Thread a piece of copper thread into the back of the head and tie the ends so you can hang your ornament on the tree.

You can make the angel ornament any size. A homemade angel made with love. It’s the perfect Christmas gift. 😀



Perfectly ChristmasGet ready to read Perfectly Christmas – available Dec 18!

On the first day of Christmas, his true love said to him, “Sorry, I have to work.”

That’s the life of a surgeon, and Dr. Madison Hayes wouldn’t have it any other way.

Dr. Quinn Malone has another priority. In the countdown to Christmas, he needs to convince his old flame that there’s more to life – and love – than the job itself.

This time, his heart is in it for the long haul. Really.

Romantic and . . . complicated – it’s Perfectly Christmas!