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Christmas Bell Decorations

Make shiny bells to hang on Christmas trees, easily, recycling household stuffs like scraps of paper, newspaper, and used gift-wrappings. Finished bell hanging in greenery.

 

Approximate Time: less than an hour

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Supplies:

  • paper (the stiffer the better :)
  • newspapers
  • gift-wrappings
  • thread and needle
  • scissors
  • glue and cellotape

Supplies for project.

 

Instructions:

  1. Crumple some newspaper and wrap it all around with thread, forming a tight, small ball, as shown.
  2. Crumpling newspaper and wrapping with thread.
     

  3. Take a piece of paper, long enough to wrap around the ball, and glue it round the mid-part of the ball, forming somewhat of a cone shape.
  4. Creating bell shape around ball.
     

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  5. Cut off its base to even it out, so it can stand.
  6. Wrap the bell with some shiny gift-wrapping.
  7. Bell after gift wrap has been added.
     

  8. Fold a small piece of gift-wrap alternately, as shown, and tie a thread tightly around its middle (leave some length of thread free to use it to hang the bell).
  9. Accordian folding paper for bow.
     

  10. Glue it to the top of the bell.

Two completed bells with bows attached.

 

And...it's done! Similarly, by using different dimensions for the ball and varying the colors of wrappings, whole arrays of colorful bells can be made :)

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By Gunja from West Bengal, India

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December 29, 20110 found this helpful

These are really cute! They look like bells and I love the 'bow'. Great instructions-easy to follow and I think this is something I could make with the grandson (8yo).

Thank-you for posting this, I'm printing it so I can have a hard copy to follow whilst doing the project:)

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