Easy Christmas Crafts: Jingle Bell Wreath
Our Easy Christmas Crafts Jingle Bell Wreath is easy and fun for all ages.
Using just a few simple and inexpensive materials, these small jingle bell wreaths are fun to make and to hang on your tree, on door knobs or drawer pulls.
Plus, the bells' jingle can be an early warning system if your cats like to play with your tree!
The finished Easy Christmas Crafts Jingle Bell Wreath ornament is simple but pretty.
Many can be made very inexpensively.
The Easy Christmas Crafts Jingle Bell Wreath ornament's finished size falls between 1.5 and 2 inches in width and height.
Easy Christmas Crafts: Jingle Bell Wreath Materials and Tools:
One chenille wire in brown (or color of your choice)
Ribbon 3/8 inch wide (wired ribbon is preferred but not necessary)
20 bells, size 10mm or 3/8 inch
Needle nose pliers (not absolutely necessary, but makes it easier)
The Steps for How to Make the Easy Christmas Crafts: Jingle Bell Wreath:
Push the first bell to the center of the wire.
The chenille coating on the wire makes it difficult to push the first few bells. As you put more bells on the wire, some of the chenille comes out making the bells easier to put on the wire.
Note: Some chenille can be seen in the finished Easy Christmas Crafts Jingle Bell Wreath. Choose your color with that in mind. (One of the ornaments below shows blue chenille between the bells.
Alternate adding the bells from one end to the other.
If you prefer, you can add them all from one end.
Push the bells close to each other as you add them to the wire.
After all 20 bells have been added, form a circle of the bells and twist the ends of the chenille wire together.
Do not cut the wires.
Add the yarn loop to hang the Easy Christmas Crafts Jingle Bell Wreath ornament to one side of the connection point.
With the ribbon, make a bow around the chenille wire ends. Trim the ribbon ends to the length and shape you desire.
Use the tip of the needle nose pliers to curl each chenille wire end behind the ribbon.
This serves two purposes.
The curls position the tips of the wires where they won't prick fingers when handling the Easy Christmas Crafts Jingle Bell Wreath ornaments.
The curls also hold the ribbon bow in place.
The finished Easy Christmas Crafts Jingle Bell Wreath adds a bright and cheerful touch to your Christmas tree.
The bells also make a cheerful holiday sound if someone brushes against the tree.
Here's another Easy Christmas Crafts Jingle Bell Wreath version using a red ribbon without wire.
This ribbon has sufficient stiffness without the wire; however softer ribbons do not hold their shape without the wired edges.
This Easy Christmas Crafts Jingle Bell Wreath shows the blue chenille wire.
The contrasting chenille wire can be part of your plan to add color to your tree.
This Easy Christmas Crafts Jingle Bell Wreath uses silver bells with a blue and silver ribbon.
This simple, fun, fast and inexpensive crafts project means people of all ages can enjoy making this Easy Christmas Crafts Jingle Bell Wreath.