Hello, hello my U Create friends… I’m Heather from WhipperBerry, and I’m thrilled to be here with Kari, Becky and all of you! I adore crafting at this time of year and ornaments are truly one of my favorites. I love making them, buying them and decorating with them.
One of my favorites at this time of year are jingle bells!
I love the songs, the stories and the bells themselves. One time last year I walked into a beautiful shop in Colorado called Old Glory Antiques and they had a giant rustic German bread bowl FULL of jingle bells… I was in Heaven! Here is my Instagram collage of the place…
I knew when it came to the U Create Handmade Ornament Series I had to make something with jingle bells. It needed to be beautiful and easy to make, so I created my DIY Jingle Bell Ornament…
DIY Jingle Bell Ornament Supplies
- 48 inches of red 1/4″ wide grosgrain ribbon
- 24 inches of 2″ wide decorative ribbon
- 41 medium size jingle bells
- 2 inches of masking tape
- hot glue or floral wire
DIY Jingle Bell Ornament Directions
Take your 48 inches of small red ribbon and cut in half (24 inches.) Then using the masking tape place little pieces of tape around all four ends. You are essentially making needles at each end of the ribbon. This will make it easier to feed the bells onto the ribbon.
Take one of the bells and feed it onto both of strands of ribbon.
This is going to be your center bell so, pull it to the middle of both of the ribbons.
Next, spread out the four different ends and add one bell to each end and pull to the center.
Now all you have to do is continue to add bells to each strand. Ten total on each strand.
Now, scrunch them down so that they are over lapping and close to the center.
Gather each of the ribbons together and arrange the bells to your liking and then gather the ribbon together and tie with a large loop at the top.
Make sure the knot is really tight and then trim the ends pretty close to the knot.
Tie a bow with the large ribbon and either hot glue the ribbon to the knot or use floral wire to wire it to the knot. I don’t actually tie the bow on the ornament because of the bulk of the wide ribbon. Voilá, you are finished!
It’s perfect for your Christmas tree, they are so easy, you can make a whole bunch for your tree. Or, you can use it to decorate a wreath. Either way, it’s super fun.
Thanks guys for letting me come and create with you today. What’s your favorite holiday item? Are you a jingle bell lover too?
Come on over and join me at WhipperBerry!! I am always sharing fun ideas for your home & family. I specialize in scrumptious recipes for weeknight meals, gift giving and holiday fun. You can also find me on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Google+… Man, I’m everywhere!
I currently live in Lincoln, Nebraska with my four kiddos… Three girls and one tag along little guy with my fabulous husband!