I have officially decided that jingle bells are my favorite symbol of the holiday season. Jingle bells come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors that are all so satisfying. It’s hard to contain myself when shopping the post-Christmas sale racks! When I saw these beautiful large white jingle bells at my local Dollar Tree I knew they needed to be turned into diy Christmas decor.
I wasn’t exactly sure what would be made with these large white jingle bells but they came together into a door hanger.
How to Make DIY Christmas Decor Jingle Bell Door Hanger
This diy Christmas decor project became a unintentional farmhouse style due to the natural garden twine and white bells. Joanna Gaines would be proud!
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- large jingle bells
- garden twine
- hoop/ring (I used the inner ring of a small embroidery hoop)
Creating this diy Christmas decor is as easy as wrapping a hoop or ring with garden twine, braiding the twine onto some jingle bells and tying a knot. Here are the steps with some pictures.
Begin be taping the end of the twine to the hoop.
Tightly wrap the twine around the hoop and tie a knot when you get back to the start. Cut the twine leaving a tail that will be covered up in a later step. Set hoop aside.
Each bell is meant to hang at different lengths. You’ll need 3 pieces of twine for each bell to hang from. For two of the bells cut 3 pieces of twine twice the length of the desired hang length plus a little extra for wrapping over the hoop. For the third and longest hanging bell, cut the pieces at least 8″ longer than the desired hang length. Mine are cut: 3 pieces 20″, 3 pieces 24″, 3 pieces 36″. Your twine lengths may be different based on the size of bells you’re using and the look you’re going for.
Thread 3 pieces of twine through the jingle bell loop and fold in half. Separate into 3 sections of 2 pieces each and braid. Wrap the ends with a piece of tape to keep from unraveling.
Repeat with all three jingle bells.
Fold the ends of the braided bells over the hoop checking how they hang together. Tightly tie another piece of twine around the braided pieces.
With the excess braided twine from the longest hanging bell, wrap around all of the braided pieces and tie a knot. Cut off the loose tails or leave hanging.
This diy Christmas decor is such a quick project and looks great hanging on a door knob, wreath, or hook.
My favorite part about the door knob jingle bells is hearing the sound of jingle bells when holiday guests arrive. :)
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