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Doily Angel

Did you know you can easily turn a paper doily into an amazing angel? If you're looking for cool Christmas gift ideas, then you'll love this cute and easy-to-make Doily Angel from Heidi Borchers. Make a bunch of them and decorate your table!

Angel Doily


  • Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue in the Gold Bottle
  • Paper doily (I used 4″ doily)
  • Scissors
  • Toothpick
  • 1/2″ wooden bead
  • Acrylic paint – flesh tone
  • Paint brush
  • Yarn – white
  • Yarn needle
  • Gold novelty ring (from wedding department at your favorite craft store)
  • Black permanent marking pen – ultra fine tip


  1. Cut one doily in half.

    Angel Doily
  2. Apply glue along edge of one half of doily (wrong side).

    Angel Doily
  3. Overlap to create angel’s dress. Press along glue line for a few moments until glue sticks.

    Angel Doily
  4. To create arms, cut edge from other half of doily. Cut center in half. Apply glue along one edge and fold to create arms.

    Angel Doily
  5. To create wings, cut another doily in half. Cut two wings using doily pattern as guide for cutting line.

    Angel Doily
  6. Apply paint to wooden bead. Let dry.

    Angel Doily
  7. Thread yarn onto needle. Pass needle through bead center leaving approximately 5″ tail. Loop needle around and around through bead center until approximately 1/2 of bead is covered with yarn. Cut off end of yarn (keeping original 5″ tail intact.)

    Angel Doily
  8. Apply glue on top of head around 5″ yarn tail.

    Angel Doily
  9. Twist yarn around top and into glue to create hair bun. Trim off excess yarn and glue end in place under hair bun.

    Angel Doily
  10. Dip end of toothpick into glue and insert into neck end of bead. Insert toothpick into top of dress. Apply glue inside dress to hold toothpick in place.

    Angel Doily
  11. To attach halo, slightly split ring and insert one side of ring into one loop of yarn on back of head. Close ring and apply glue at split then slide ring around and tuck the split under the yarn. Adjust ring on front of head.

    Angel Doily
  12. Draw facial features with pen.

    Angel Doily

For a comprehensive video tutorial of this project, check out How to Make a Paper Doily Angel.


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OOoo...four sisters and two daughters will have these atop their Christmas gifts!!

I wish Heidi and the rest of her family was still hosting a craft show!! I used to watch it every time is was on and recorded some of them. I loved Aleene and all her craft ideas. This angel is adorable and I will be making alot of them.

So cute, I will enjoy making these pretty angels...thank u so much ! :)

love your little angel , I am so happy i found it , I have been searching hi gh and low for just the right little angel and yours is it , so very cute , thank you for sharing it i sincerly appreciate it and it has made me really happy , kindest regards georgia stewart from cleveland ohio

Happy to hear it, Georgia! :)


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