Scrabble Angel Ornament

2 Materials
1 Hour

I was inspired to make this metal angel ornament from an online shop. I had the fun idea to add Scrabble letters and it turned out adorable!...

I've been making Christmas ornaments with Scrabble tiles for years.

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This time my ornament didn't start out with tiles but I added them at the end and I'm super happy I did.

I began with metal roof flashing.

It is a thin and very sharp metal that is easy to cut with scissors but be very careful.

I cut a rectangle off the roll then folded it in half.

Using a piece of paper or whatever you have laying around (like the thin plastic I used) cut yourself an angel pattern.

Trace the pattern onto the metal flashing making sure to put the top of the head on the fold.

I used regular scissors to cut out my angel.

Once the angel was cut I sanded the edges and the top of the angel with sandpaper to dull the edges and scratch up the metal surface.

I used a dark wax to rub on the metal to give it a slightly darker antiqued look.

I wrapped the angel around a soda can to give it a slightly bent effect.

On the bottom of the angel I cut the skirt with pinking shears for a decorative edge.

You can use any kind of decorative scissors for this part.

I tied a jute hanger through the fold at the top of the head and added a circle of silver pipe cleaner as well.

I hot glued the twine and the pipe cleaner in place.

At the bottom of the angel where I cut the zig zag, I hot glued the edges closed.

Now it was time for the Scrabble tiles, I used a combination of vintage tiles and letter tiles from a newer game.

There wasn't much room on the angel but the three tiles for JOY were perfect!

It came out just as cute as the other Scrabble ornaments I've made on Homeroad!

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Suggested materials:
  • Scrabble tiles   (Amazon)
  • Roof flashing   (Amazon)
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  • Lannen Lannen on Dec 16, 2021

    Very cute! The step in which you wrap it around a soda can made me remember that there was a post not too long ago from someone who used (the inside of) soda cans to make a metal leaf wreath...that material may be more readily available to your average crafter than flashing!