DIY Light-Up Angel
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DIY Light-Up Angel


Hey, friends! Get ready to create a stunning light-up Christmas DIY angel that is not only perfect for your own festive display but also makes for a truly special gift to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. 

Believe it or not, this enchanting angel craft can be made using a mop head and a jar from the Dollar Tree. Yes, you read that right – these affordable items can be transformed into something truly beautiful and mesmerizing.

Not only is this DIY project easy to follow, but it’s also super affordable. By utilizing items readily available at the Dollar Tree, you can create something extraordinary without breaking the bank.

So why wait? Give this light-up Christmas DIY angel a try and witness the magic unfold before your eyes. It’s time to spread some festive cheer and make this holiday season even more memorable with your very own handmade masterpiece. Here’s how:


Materials Needed: 

  • Glass vase from Dollar Tree 
  • Mop Head 
  • Foam ball
  • Coffee dyed tee shirt 
  • Fairy Lights 
  • Pine picks 
  • ribbon or material for bow 
  • button 
  • small grape vine wreath 
  • twine 
  • floral wire 

Step 1.  Take the mop head and cut off some of the strands. 


Step 2.  Lay 1 mop head strand down horizontally and then start to hot glue the other strands onto the horizontal strand going vertically.  Do 1 layer like this, and then use hot glue to glue on another layer of just the vertical strands.  Be sure your horizontal stand is long enough to fit around the jar that you are using for this project.


Step 3. Once your strands are glued down and secured onto the one vertical strand, wrap it around the jar. 


Step 4.  Take a strand of battery-operated fairy lights and tuck some of the lights down into the jar, but be sure to leave some lights to go around the outside of the jar as well.  Then, tuck the strands at the very top of the jar down into the jar.  Carefully use some hot glue to secure in place.  Be sure not to get a lot of hot glue on your lights. 


Step 5.  Hold the jar up and use scissors to trim away any excess strands that may be too long around the base of your angel.  The strands should be even with the base/bottom of the jar.  Be careful not to cut the fairy lights when doing this step. 



Step 6.  Using an old t-shirt that I coffee-dyed, wrap the t-shirt around a small foam ball from Dollar Tree.  Then, tie this tight at the base using twine.  Trim away the excess t-shirt material and trim away any excess twine.  This will be the angel’s head. 


Step 7.  Use hot glue to secure the angel’s head onto the top of the jar/angel’s body.  Carefully press down and hold the head in place until it is secured onto the angel’s body.  

Step 8.  Take some smaller sized pine picks, I got mine from Walmart, and trim then down if they are too long.  Tie them together using some floral wire so that the bottom stems of each pine pick are touching/facing one another as this will be the angel’s wings.  Using some E-6000 and some hot glue, glue this piece onto the back of the angel’s body to create the angel’s wings.  Hold in place gently until secured onto the angel’s body. 



Step 9.  Next, take some pick berries if your liking and stuff some into the pine wings.  

Step 10.  Take a piece of ribbon of your liking and make a simple bow.  Use hot glue to secure the bow onto the neck of the angel.  Hold in place gently until the bow is secured onto the angel’s neck area. 

Step 11.  Use a small grapevine wreath, I got mine at Hobby Lobby, and hot glue it onto the top of the Angel’s head.  Gently hold in place until it is secured.  

Step 12.  Paint a small wooden button with some antique wax, allow it to dry, and then hot glue it onto the center of the bow.  Hold the button gently onto the bow until it is secured. 


Step 13.  Take the remaining fairly lights and add those to the angel’s wings.  You can use hot glue to carefully secure the small battery pack to the back of the angel’s body if you like. 

Step 14.  Enjoy your cute light-up Christmas angel DIY! 


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If you decide to make this Dollar Tree farmhouse style makeover, I would love to hear from you! You can drop a comment below or message me on any of my social media pages. Hope you have a blessed weekend and as always remember to keep it simple. Catch ya next week my friends!  Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, youtube   


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