A hymnal angel is a beautiful Christmas decoration and a wonderful way to use up old hymnals that aren’t being used anymore.
A few years ago, I wanted to make these, but I just couldn’t get myself to alter the precious books that my husband had used in leading music.
So recently, I was setting up our new library, and I ran across the very dusty and never used hymnals. I decided that hymnal angels would be an easy craft my kids would enjoy making.
How to Make a Hymnal Angel
- Old hymnal
- Styrofoam, wood, or paper mâché ball for head (I used an old doll head.)
- Ribbons (or anything else you would like to use)
- Gather materials.
- Open hymnal and turn to the first page which should show the first song (with music) on the back side of a page.
- Take the bottom corner of that page and fold toward the center of the book. This is the Angel’s wings.
- Turn to the back of the book. Find the last page with music on it and make another wing doing the same thing. (Folding the bottom of the page to the center of the book.)
- Go back to the front of the book after the wing fold. Start a new fold from the upper corner of the page toward the center of the book.
- Continue making the hymnal angel’s dress until the end of the book.
Make sure the folds are straight and even.
- After all the folds are done, the book should be able to stand on it’s own.
- Now add a head and details.
- Add a ribbon, hair or even a halo.
- Enjoy your new creation!
- Use as a centerpiece.
- It makes a very simple and inexpensive gift to give to a music minister or choir director.
- Change the ribbon and decorate for every season.
- Make a Fall Village and add some angels.
By contributing writer Lana (like banana).