Joyful, all ye nations rise, Join the triumph of the skies! Today’s design will get you in the mood for those classic Christmas hymns. Feel free to raise your voice in song as you make these exquisite angel luminaries!
Aren’t they fun!? These are designed to fit a small, flameless candle at the base, but even if you just want to prop them up and use them for decorations around your home, they work beautifully for that purpose as well. I also think they would look lovely as part of a place setting for your Christmas table!
I have always loved angel decorations during Christmas time! Growing up, we had an angel topper for our Christmas tree, and we would each take turns putting it on the tree each year (there was always a lot of debate as to who’s turn it was—I usually won).
When my husband and I were first married, he wanted to get a star topper for our tree. Having grown up with such fond memories of our beautiful little angel topper, I couldn’t imaging defiling my own Christmas tree with a boring old star. We argued about this, and neither party came out on top, so our tree remained topper-less.
Fast forward 4 years (yes, this argument went on for 4 whole years…we can both be pretty stubborn when we want to be). My husband caved, and got me a beautiful angel tree topper for Christmas.
Now, as I look at that lovely angel atop our tree each December, it stands as a beacon: not only as a reminder of the angel that visited the shepherds to tell them of Christ’s birth, but that I have a thoughtful husband—one who is willing to lose a 4-year-long argument in order to make me happy.
I use Adobe Illustrator for all of my designs, and a Cricut Maker to bring my creations to life. For tips on creating fun paper cuts like this one, see the FAQ section on my website. Also, be sure to check out the other holiday freebies available on my blog!
Enjoy making your very own, lovely angel luminaries! I hope you have as much fun putting it together as I did. Be sure to share your angelic results with me on Instagram!
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