Vintage Angel Ornaments

 This project was a cinch and the results are beautiful!

Angel ornament from book pages

First I started with an old, yellowed, paperback dictionary.

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I tore out pages, rolled them into cones and glued them leaving the torn edges.

Check out what you can do with the rest of the book.

Next, I stapled 6 cones together at the tips.

I applied glitter glue along the yellowed edges of the paper. 

I used gold but any color will do. 

Many thanks to the Graphics Fairy's beautiful images. 

I chose an angel, printed it on card stock and cut out only the head and arms.

I then used the glitter glue again to highlight the wings and headband of the angel.

Next, I hot glued the angel to the cones.

I attached a circle of silver card stock to the back of the ornament for stability and attached a gold string through the opening.

This made a beautiful vintage paper ornament!

angel ornament with overlay

Imagine a whole tree filled with these beauties! 

Angel ornament for Christmas

Vintage ornament with overlay

If you like this please check out the Vintage Rudolph tags also made from old book pages!

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .


  1. Sweet little project. Love your new blog look, btw.

  2. Susan, that's beautiful! What a clever idea and a great project! I could see a bunch of these on a Christmas tree or even hanging off chair backs.

  3. Love it, I'm bookmarking this.....thanks for sharing! Warm Hugs,

  4. Beautiful! I love using book pages for anything -- the glitter on the angel and dress is the perfect touch!

  5. Your angel ornament is really pretty :-) The dress made from dictionary pages is a great idea, and the glitter accents are the perfect embellishment :-)

  6. This is so cute!! It has a wonderful Victorian feel! I love it!

  7. Amazing project! What a great job! Thanks for sharing these fun crafts.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  8. This is beautiful. Again you are getting creative ideas popping in my head.
    I recently cleaned out a home with hundreds of books, too many to read in a lifetime, and some not in good enough condition to donate.

    Have to love that Graphics Fairy, don't we. :)

  9. Hi Susan - I'm a follower of yours. LOVE this vintage angel! * have two Christmas parties going on and I'd love for you to share this project!


  10. hiya susan ( long time no see/read) what a gorgeous angel project i think i will try it with a matching wreath x i have used this graphics fairy angel on a church candle and it is amazing i will blog about it and link to your angel too x tfs

  11. I love vintage and you put it to beautiful use here! Kudos!!!

  12. Enchanting! (via Graphics Fairy)

  13. Hi Susan, I'm featuring your Vintage Angel Ornament that you linked up to Project Queen's Christmas Craft Tutorial last week. I LOVE IT!

    Thanks so much for linking up and I hope you come back this week!


  14. Your angel is beautiful! What a really clever idea!


  15. The best little ornament i have seen so far , i just think it is so cute . I might have to try his one


  16. Well done - this looks amazing!

    I'd love it if you could share this over on my Simply Christmas Inspiration Party at

  17. Congrats on being FEATURED this morning at BRAG MONDAY at GF for this project you shared last Monday! Very darling!

    Visiting from GraphicsFairy BRAG MONDAY party this morning,
    ~From Chilly NW Illinois,
    Suzanne at WhyCuzICan

  18. A great little idea for the tree. Gotta have a go at this one Hugs Vee x

  19. Lovely simple project. If someone described it I would have thought too kitch but it really looks great and perfect for a Victorian Christmas style

  20. Saw your Angel Ornament on Brag Monday. Adorable ornament! Thanks for sharing.


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