If you’re looking for some simple yet beautiful Christmas ornament ideas this year, we’ve got you covered! These easy DIY Christmas bells make the perfect tree ornament and can even make a fantastic handmade Christmas gift!
Not only can these DIY Christmas bells be made in less than 30 minutes… they’re made from budget-friendly supplies!
And the best part?
They’re so beautiful!
Where Can I Display My Christmas Bell Decorations?
Christmas bells are the kind of Christmas ornament that looks great everywhere!
You could display them in your window or hang them from your door.
They look great in Christmas wreaths and as part of beautiful festive garlands!
But I find the perfect location for these beautiful handmade Christmas bells is hanging elegantly from your Christmas tree.
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What Color Can I Paint Christmas Bells?
One of the best things about this Christmas ornament craft is that you can customize your Christmas bells in your own style!
You don’t have to paint your bells white or gold (as I did with this tutorial)…
You can paint your Christmas bells in any color to match your current Christmas decorations and Christmas decor.
In fact, you could skip the painting stage completely and leave the bells in all their rustic glory.
Another idea is to coat your bells in a thin layer of PVA glue and sprinkle them with some glitter for even more sparkles on your Christmas tree.
What Ribbon Can I Use To Hang Christmas Bells
From ribbons in single colors like red or green to beautiful festive patterns and even rustic style twine and jute…
You really can choose any style of ribbon for these handmade Christmas bells.
I bought the ribbon for these DIY Christmas bells from Amazon but you can get some beautiful Christmas ribbon from Etsy too!
NOTE: You need to use ribbons with widths no larger than 1cm if you want to be able to poke the knots inside the bell. I tried to poke a 15mm width ribbon inside the bell as a test and I wasn’t able to do it. You could however thread a larger width ribbon through the bell and tie the knot externally and it would still look adorable…
DIY Christmas Bells Video Tutorial
Watch the video below first before you get started on your handmade Christmas bells…
To make these adorable DIY Christmas bells you will need:
- Pointy tool (like a knitting needle)
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- Rustic Bells
- Festive Ribbon
- Gold Acrylic Paint
- White Acrylic Paint
- Small Poking Tool (like a knitting needle)
- The first thing you should do with any crafting project is to gather your materials and tools
- Paint your bells in any color of your choice.
- depending on how long you want them to hang. Tie a tight knot at both ends of the ribbon as shown...
- Use a pointed tool like a knitting needle to poke the knots you've created in your ribbon into your bell. Be very careful with your fingers in this step. If you can't get the knots inside in the bell, simply poke an unknotted end of the ribbon through the bell and tie the ends together externally.
- Display your beautiful handmade bells on your Christmas tree.
You need to use ribbons with widths no larger than 1cm if you want to be able to poke the knots inside the bell. I tried to poke a 15mm width ribbon inside the bell as a test and I wasn't able to do it. You could however thread a larger width ribbon through the bell and tie the knot externally and it would still look adorable...
Before You Go...
These adorable Christmas bells make the perfect DIY Christmas ornament that will look stunning hanging from your tree.
As you can see, the materials you need for these DIY Christmas bells are easy to come by and cheap too… win!
Have you enjoyed this craft? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below…