Easy Christmas Crafts: Bell Ornament
With simple and inexpensive materials and tools, this Easy Christmas Crafts Bell Ornament can be made very quickly and cheaply.
Yet, the finished ornament adds color and sparkle to holiday decorations.
Take a look at these two versions of the Easy Christmas Crafts Bell Ornament.
With different colored bells and different ribbons, a variety of the Easy Christmas Crafts Bell Ornament can decorate a Christmas tree.
Note, the floral wire hook will easily hide among the greenery of the tree.
Easy Christmas Crafts: Bell Ornament Materials and Tools:
Bells - ten craft bells size: 3/8 inch or 10 mm
Floral wire - 24 gauge wire six inches long
Ribbon - two colors of curling ribbon 12 inches long
Wire cutters (optional, since the wire is small it can be broken with a few back and forth motions)
Take a look at the simple materials and tools shown here.
Note, scissors will also cut the small wire, but be careful not to dull your good scissors.
The Steps for How to Make the Easy Christmas Crafts: Bell Ornament:
Measure and cut six inches of the 24 gauge floral wire.
Thread 1/2 inch of one end of the floral wire through the first bell.
Fold the wire back on itself and make two twists in the wire.
The wire twists hold the first bell and keep all the bells from falling off the wire.
Thread the wire through the second bell.
Push the second bell over the top of the twisted wire.
Position the second bell as near as possible to the first bell.
Thread the wire through all of the remaining bells.
Circle the end of the wire and push it back through the last bell.
Push the last bell as close to the other bells as possible while also pulling the end of the wire.
The small loop of wire on the last bell will be hidden by the ribbon.
Cut the ribbons 12 inches long.
Tie the ribbons around the wire above the last bell.
With your scissors, curl each of the four ribbon ends.
Fold the remaining wire in half.
Twist the folded wire and form a shepherd's hook in the doubled wire.
The Easy Christmas Crafts Bell Ornament is finished and ready to hang on a Christmas tree or wherever a bell ornament could add a tinkle and a bit of shine.
As the Easy Christmas Crafts Bell Ornaments are placed on the tree, their wire structure allows them to be shaped into curves.
Here's another version of the Easy Christmas Crafts Bell Ornament, this time with gold colored bells accented with red and green ribbons.
The floral wire will easily hide among the greenery of the Christmas tree.
Craft bells, floral wire and curling ribbon are inexpensive and can be purchased packaged in a large enough quantity to make several to a lot of the simple and pretty Easy Christmas Crafts Bell Ornament.
The inexpensive and Easy Christmas Crafts Bell Ornament makes a great project for families, for church and school bazaars, for senior centers and for group fun.