Making Christmas bells

There is a merry little sight as you walk up the path to our home at the moment. A shimmer of glitter and the invitation to ring two pretty Christmas bells. They make a lovely ringing sound, more than you might expect from a terracotta pot and wooden bead.

We crafted on a stormy afternoon. With terracotta pots, wooden beads, wool and a little glue. And while the rain poured down and the thunder crashed above our heads we covered everything in glitter. Or so it would seem *grin*

We made twisties using Christmas-y coloured wool (we share how here). Then threaded a bead onto the twistie to ring against the side of the terracotta pot. To keep the bead in the right spot, we also tied a double knot up a bit higher to rest near the small drainage hole in the pot. Making sure on both ends to leave some of the twistie for tying the bell, and ringing it.

Outside we went as the skies cleared, to find the perfect spots for our little bells.

Happy crafting,

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  • Reply Janet Maddox December 8, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    I like the bells. They are so neat. I think I will use you idea with my class of 5 two-year olds.

    • Reply Happy Whimsical Hearts January 16, 2015 at 12:18 am

      I hope you all had fun making them 🙂

  • Reply Jayne Marti December 9, 2014 at 7:32 am

    We will definitely be making some of these! So sweet.

    • Reply Happy Whimsical Hearts January 16, 2015 at 12:18 am

      Such a fun and lovely craft, hope you enjoyed!

  • Reply A Soulful Life December 15, 2014 at 3:31 am

    They are so sweet! What a great idea! My littlest girl would definitely love the glitter part. Glitter is her thing at the moment 🙂

    • Reply Happy Whimsical Hearts January 16, 2015 at 12:18 am

      My kids adore using glitter too 🙂

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