Upcycled Christmas Angel Ornament

Don’t you just love to have a pretty Christmas angel ornament on the tree?

I certainly do, and today I’m sharing a repurposed angel project created purely from my stashes.

When I found these cool 4″ cone thingies quite a while back I wasn’t sure what they were, but I knew they’d be great for something some day.

Don’t I always think that when I find things? lol.

Am I the only one?

I hope not.

Repurposed Christmas Angel Ornament

After doing some quick research I discovered that they were cream horn molds.

Cool, I thought… and I put them away in my baking stuff to-be-repurposed-someday stash.

When I was looking through my craft desk drawers the other day I found them and I immediately decided I had to make an angel ornament… or three.

Repurposed Christmas Angel Ornament

The first thing I did was flatten them just a bit, and then I went into my jewelry stash of bits and bobs.

Using my glue gun I started to dress the angel up… starting with this piece of a rhinestone bracelet.

Repurposed Christmas Angel Ornament

Then I went into my hoop earrings stash looking for wings.

Repurposed Christmas Angel Ornament

And I found these.

Repurposed Christmas Angel Ornament

I removed the metal stick parts with pliers…

Repurposed Christmas Angel Ornament

…and bent the earrings together. This gave me more of the earrings to glue.

Don’t they look just like wings?

Repurposed Christmas Angel Ornament

When I found the vintage faux-pearl beaded earring I knew it was perfect for the angel face.

I just love how the pearls cascade down the front.

This earring’s partner was used last year to make an easy spoon pendant.

I glued the wings to the back of the mold, and went looking in my hardware junk stash for a halo.


I found a washer thingie and glued it on.


Then I added the millinery flower and some pearl beading around the bottom.

I also glued on some pearl beading for hanging on the tree.


For this one I used a faux pearl from a necklace for her head and gold hoop earrings for her wings.

Her halo is a pearlescent button.


I decorated her with some lace, millinery flowers, and pink beading.


For this one I used two vintage cookie press disks for the wings, and her halo is a silver button.


I added some trim around her neckline, a lone millinery flower, pink lace and 2 sweet little bows.

upcycled Christmas angel ornaments from cream horn molds

Stash projects like this are so much fun because I never know what the end result will be until I’m done.

I just kinda wing it as I go, and there’s so much freedom in that kind of creating.

Save this project for later by pinning to your favourite board.

How to make repurposed baking cream horn Christmas angel ornaments

These angel ornaments are pretty easy to make with just a glue gun and whatever you have on hand to pretty them up, and the possibilities are really endless.

If you enjoyed this project you might also enjoy my Chandelier Crystal Angel Ornaments, my Book Angel, and my Repurposed Salt & Pepper Angels.

Thanks so much for reading, and until next time…

keep on keepin’ on!


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  1. Oh. My. Word. These are beautiful! All we need is a creative mind…..and YOUR stash!!! Just lovely, girl! Dona

    1. Thanks very much Dona!

  2. SARAH PORTER says:

    You are SO DARN CREATIVE! I always look forward to your posts!

    1. Thanks Sarah! I’m so glad you’re enjoying my projects. 🙂

  3. Oooh! these are adorable and elegant, Tuula! Using the hoop earrings as wings is a stroke of pure genius. Love them all!

    1. Thanks so much Michelle!

  4. Those are beautiful tuula! I love how they are a touch industrial yet so very feminine at the same time!


    1. Thanks Tania! I’ve always loved the combo of metal with lace and flowers.

  5. Gail @Purple Hues and Me says:

    How creative, Tuula! Your angels are so unique and absolutely gorgeous ! I bet they hold a special place for you in the amazement category. I know I’ll make something and say to myself, “I can’t believe I made that!” These are truly precious!

    1. Thanks very much Gail! It’s always fun to do a stash project, and use up some bits and pieces. These kinds of projects are the most fun for me.

  6. Oh my gosh, you are so creative. These are lovely. So amazing to come up with these designs using the bits and pieces of goodies you’ve found throughout the year. I’m very impressed. I do the same thing but have never made angels quite like yours. When I visit sales, people always ask me why I’m buying a bag of junk jewelry, a box of old metal bits, antique ephemera and a lot of other weird things I purchase. haha…. They think I’m crazy but I know someday I’ll use them in one of my creations. It’s fun but your angels are really beautiful. Love all of them. Judy

    1. Thanks Judy! I know exactly what you mean. I get strange looks sometimes from the ladies at the counters at the thrift stores. Sometimes they’ll even ask me what I’m going to do with something I’ve bought and I just say I don’t know but someday I hope to. 🙂

      1. I can relate to that, I’ve gotten those same looks! HaHa……Things just speak to you, right? We don’t always know at the point of purchase how it will be used but we know it will be transformed into something fabulous someday! Like your fabulous Angels! Thanks for the reply……happy crafting. Judy

  7. Absolutely beautiful and so very, very, very creative. I could have looked at them for years and never thought of doing that.

    1. Thank you so much Patty! I do love using all the little treasures in my stashes.

    1. Thanks Florence! My hubby said the same thing. Maybe I’ll hunt down some more molds and give that a try. 🙂

  8. Adorable. That is such a great use of your items. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanks Pam! It is fun to use up some of my stashes.

  9. Sitting around the craft table with you and your stash woul be such a good time!

    1. You’re welcome to pull up a chair anytime Tina. 🙂

  10. Very sweet! What a fun craft to do when you have all the bits and bobs you do. I love every one of them!

    1. Thanks AnnMarie! Stash projects are a favourite of mine. It’s nice to use up some bits and pieces.

  11. Tuula, these are just beautiful! I’ll never look at pastry horns the same again 😉

    1. Thanks so much Cecilia! It’s always fun to find something cool to repurpose in a new way.

  12. Tuula, your angels are beautiful. I love all of them. Thank you for sharing them with us at Vintage Charm. I will be featuring them this week.

    1. Thank you so much Sharon. I appreciate that. 🙂

  13. Tuula these are so special. They look like tiny little works of art. You have put so much love into each one. I know they will be family keepsakes

    1. Tuula McPhee says:

      Thanks very much Mary! They were a lot of fun to make and will be on my pink themed tree every year.

    1. Tuula McPhee says:

      Thanks so much Meegan!

  14. Tuula, these cream horns are the same things I used for my Christmas trees! I didn’t know they were cream horns! Or I guess I forgot b/c I see I made an earlier comment about this. I called them “icing cones” b/c they reminded me of those things you push icing through. Whatever they are, I love your angels, and all the unique materials you used to put them together. So clever!

    1. Tuula McPhee says:

      Thanks so much Florence! I didn’t know what they were until I looked them up. I had never seen them before, but I just thought they were pretty cool.

    1. Tuula McPhee says:

      Thank you so much Kerryanne!

  15. Wow, your Angels are amazing. So creative to use all those items. I especially love how you used the earrings – how clever!! I agree, you should be selling them 😉
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    1. Tuula McPhee says:

      Thanks very much Randi! These angels are a great way to use up bits and pieces left over from other projects.

  16. Another adorable Christmas ornament, Tuula! These little angels are so pretty and love all the repurposed items used to make them. Very creative! Pinned

    1. Tuula McPhee says:

      Thanks so much Marie! I had a lot of fun making these. They’re a great way to use up bits and piece.

  17. You are just so creative. I envy your ability to “see” things in bits and pieces of nothing.