Easy DIY Christmas Jingle Bells!
How To Make A Hanging Jingle Bell Decoration For Christmas!
I have to say that making Christmas decorations is one of my favorite things to do during the season leading up to the big day. I have loved including my children in on this tradition as a family now too. So I am excited to share this DIY Christmas Jingle Bell Hanging Decoration with you! I made this after I bought a similar version at a store that has sold our the last couple years and wanted to find a way to have some more. I am joining Krista at The Happy Happy Housie today as we all show some Christmas craft ideas.
Here is what you will need for this easy craft:
- Large Jingle Bells
- Jute rope (I used two different sizes)… 1/4 inch and then 1/2 inch in diameter.
- Rub n’ Buff if you want to have your bells look a vintage gold
- Glue Gun with Glue Sticks. *Please note: that when gluing projects like this you have to be very careful to not touch the glue as it is burning hot. So keep your fingers away from the glued areas until they cool down.
Here is how you will put these bells together…
Follow the instructions for Rub n’ Buff and paint the bells a nice vintage gold.
Let the Rub n’ Buff dry…
I bought two sizes of jute rope and used the thinner size for hanging the bells. I cut three strands of rope to these sizes:
- 40 inches
- 24 inches
- 14 inches
Then I carefully used my hot glue gun to glue the base of the longest jute rope to the center of the bell. I kept the hanging string on the bell out of the way when I did this.
I did this on both sides of the rope, allowing me to glue 2 of the bells on. I also did this with the mid size jute rope. With the shortest jute rope, I only glued on on bell leaving the other side without a bell. That gives a total of 5 glued bells.
To finish the bell and rope connections, I used the string that was attached to my bells originally and wrapped it around to and secured it with my hot glue. If your bells don’t have string already you can simply wrap other jute (smaller the better, but any size would work).
Do this to all five bells…
Now lay out all your finished bells and rope. I laid them out so that they staggered a bit as seen above.
Then I took the thickest jute rope and eyeballed how big I wanted this… You will want to carefully hot glue the ends together.
I chose to lay out the short and mid size rope on top of the hanging loop and then the longest rope underneath.
Once I had everything played out how I wanted it, I used the thinner jute rope to wrap it and connect the hanging strands to the loop. I just made sure to make all my cut seams at the back of the decoration so they would not be seen.
As I moved down the decoration, I wrapped thin jute rope around the dangling strands to secure it all together. I made sure to trim the shorter piece that didn’t have a bell attached so that it would hide within the wrapping.
And there you have it! It is a little detailed to explain, but really was easy to put together.
I pretty much use these bells everywhere… I hang them on my ladder…
They look great on garland…
And I think they are my favorite hanging on wreaths!
It really is a sweet and elegant decoration for the season…
And budget friendly as well!
I hope you enjoy and don’t forget to visit these amazing projects down below!
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