Each month I am making something new to add to my Christmas decorations for 2013. This time I want to show you my jingle bell wreath.
The bookstore at my high school was getting rid of stuff and offered it to the school staff. So I went down and found these gold jingle bells. I was especially excited because they were the large sized ones that I had been seeking.
I decided to spray paint them silver so they would match the smaller bells I already had in with my current Christmas decorations. You can see they are lighter in color and have a satin appearance rather than the shiny smaller ones I already had. I like the difference in finishes so it worked for me. As you can see I used florist wire and made little groupings of the bells. I have 8 bells of various sizes in each group.
I spread out all of my Christmas decorations in the basement so I could take an inventory of what I have and what I especially liked. I went through everything and found that I no longer liked this wreath, so I took it apart.
Then I thought about putting the bells on it. I wired them onto the wreath
and added a touch of red with a simple ribbon.
I have more clumps of bells I am planning on putting on the Christmas tree.