DIY Christmas Ornament 17: Bells

Finally a bells ornament, right? No? Ok…well you get one anyway.

I’ve always had a fascination for bells around Christmas time. I think it’s the sound of bells that ignites the Christmas Spirit so it’s a shame it took me this long to come up with something for the bells.

Bell Ornament

Warning: I didn’t have a tripod while taking these pictures and the low light recorded every shake. I apologize that they are more than a bit blurry.

Step 1:

Collect your supplies.

  • 8 medium sized bells
  • 1 thin, sturdy twig
  • Ribbon or holiday bow
  • Hot Glue/Gun
  • Scissors

Bell Ornament

Bells Ornament

Step 2:

Thread the bells onto the twig, leaving some of the twig exposed at the bottom.

Bells Ornament

Bell Ornament

Bell Ornament

Step 3:

Using hot glue to secure the bottom bell to the twig.

Bell Ornament

Cut off the excess twig at the bottom.

Bell Ornament

Step 4:

Choose a holiday bow in which to top your bell ornament.

Bell Ornament

Wrap the adhesive strip from the bow around the twig at the top of the ornament. You may need to cut the adhesive to make it fit.

Bell Ornament

(sorry so blurry) Must. Find. Tripod. Now.

Bell Ornament

Step 5:

Using scissors, trim the ribbon to show the ornament or wrap the pieces around the bells.

Attach another piece of ribbon on the top of the ornament as a hanger. I used a small piece of white ribbon and secured it with hot glue.

Bell Ornament

Project Cost Breakdown (per Ornament):

Holiday Bells (Already Owned – Originally purchased from Michaels for another project) = $0

Twig (Found Object) = $0

Holiday Ribbon (Already Owned) = $0

Hot Glue/Gun (Already Owned) = $0

Total Project Cost: $0

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