Clay Pot Bell Ornaments
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We are now switching gears to ALL things Christmas here at BurlapKitchen.com. I know it seems early but I really want to get these DIY’s out so you have plenty of time if you plan on making them. I know how busy things get once November rolls around!
I got this idea for these bells while at Michales. With Christmas on the brain, I got side tracked and and started looking at some clearance flower. Next thing I knew I caught myself looking at these cute mini clay pots and immediately thought BELLS! This is a VERY inexpensive way to decorate your tree for Christmas! I think I paid around 59 cents a piece for the clay pots, but I think you can get them even cheaper at Walmart. I had the rest of the supplies already on hand.
Let me show you how to make them!
- Mini Clay pots
- White spray paint
- White glitter
- Bakers Twine
- Bells (you can find these at the Dollar Tree)
- Hot glue gun and Glue sticks
Step 1: Spray paint and glitter the clay pots. This part is a little tricky because the paint dries REALLY fast on the clay pots. I spray one pot at a time and quickly sprinkle it with glitter. You may need to use some sort of a stick to hold the clay pot so you can get the glitter all around the pot. If you have to grab the pot, grab the rim as we will be putting ribbon there anyway.
Step 2: Next, take your ribbon and hot glue it around the rim of the clay pots. You will want to take your time doing this so the ribbon is nice and straight.
Step 3: Now it is time to add the bells. This part is also a little tricky! First I threaded the bell onto my twine. I then put both ends of the bakers twine through the hole on the top of the clay pot to measure where the bell would hang. Once I got the length I wanted I pinched the ribbon with my thumb and index finger to mark it. I then tied about three knots in the same place so it wouldn’t go through the hole in the clay pot. Use this as a guide to making the next few bells. After tying all the knots I put the twine back up through the hole and knotted it where I wanted it to hang. I added a dab of hot glue to the inside of the hole to make my twine extra secure. I’m sure this sounds confusing, but its really pretty easy once you figure it out.
And that is it! These bells turned out so stinking cute, don’t ya think? You can put these in a tree or even in some garland!
If you decide to make this DIY I’d love to hear from ya! You can drop a comment below or message me on any of my social media pages. Hope you have a blessed weekend and as always remember to keep it simple. Catch ya next week my friends! Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, youtube