Thursday, 10 December 2015

Christmas Bell

Make yourself a merry little Christmas. 24 days of gifts and makes to create a frugal home made Christmas.


Silver Bells.

You will need:

Cardboard, thin but not too thick. String. Glue, (wet glue, not a stick.) Scissors. Kitchen foil.

This is really easy craft and makes use of what you have at home. First cut out a bell shape from your cardboard (recycle cereal packets is fine). Run a bead of glue to follow the ridges of the bell. Along the glue add your string. Let dry.  You can keep your bells plain or add in some lettering, write out the words you would like in glue, then follow the glue line with string. It is fiddly but doable. When everything is dry cover the bell shape with kitchen foil. Gently press around the string to bring out the shape in the foil. To cover the back make another bell the same and glue both together.

You can make these bells as plain or fancy as you like. Larger bells can be used as a bunting around a Christmas table, medium bells can be used on the tree, and even smaller bells can be used as gift tags on presents. 
Fancy bells can also have lace, and paper flowers of choice.

I hope everyone is having a good day or evening where ever you are.


  1. How cool is that, Shiralee? You are full of wonderful ideas.

  2. Nanna Chel, it is a real throw back to the old make do.
    Seems we are missing all those storms about. It's been hot, hope you are keeping cool.

  3. That looks so good Shiralee. Another one for the list.