Wednesday, 30 November 2011

DIY jingle bell heart - tutorial!

I love these jingle bell decorations but have never been able to bring myself to buy one since they looked so easy to DIY, and I was right!

Supplies to make a 12cm by 12cm heart -

100 tiny (~6mm) jingle bells with a loop on the top
Stiff but thin wire (got in the floristry section of Hobby Craft)
Thin nosed pliers

Bend wire to shape and make a loop in one end so the bells don't just fall off.

Start threading the bells on.

Keep threading.....bunch them up really tight so there is no movement.

When you have reached the end bend the wire over

then hook it together with the first loop

and you have a heart!

Tie a wee bit of ribbon round and hand it up!

A cute wee jingly jangly Christmas decoration that you could easily get away with keeping up all year!

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  1. I loooove jingle bells, I am always using them in my crafts. I love how colourful and pretty your heart looks, thanks for sharing! x

  2. Very pretty. We had a circle one of these that broke but I kept all the bells, I'll have to dig them out and give this a try. Thank you.

  3. Thank you for posting... I LOVE this idea!
    Great directions.


  4. Cute! Thanks for sharing! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday!

    Sew Rugged @ bear rabbit bear

  5. hei... where are you?
    I miss you.