Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Jingle Bell Wreath

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.

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13 comments:

  1. I love the simplicity, Patti, and I love how you are sharing your Christmas projects with us year-round. This is so pretty.
    Hope you had a lovely Easter.
    Browsing your other posts now.
    XOXO's

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  2. Very pretty jingle bell wreath. I love how you re purposed items for it. That is how I love to do it too. What a great plan you have to make on Christmas thing each month!
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  3. I also loved that you kept it simple Patty. It shows up the beauty of the wreath. Those little jingle bells are cute:)

    xoxo
    Sumaya

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  4. It looks great! And, I like the difference in finishes on the bells too. I love your idea of making a new Christmas item each month. I'm so tired of all our old decorations and need to new ones to make it all more exciting again. Maybe I should start doing something like this. Hmmmmm?!

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  5. Pretty!! I need to go thru and clean out/redo some of my decor also - someday.

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  6. That is darling! I just can't think about Christmas in any other month than December!
    : ( Kris

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  7. Now that's planning ahead! I like your Jingle Bell wreath. The little red ribbon is just the perfect touch of red. Best wishes, Tammy

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  8. What a lovely wreath! I love that you were able to find the bells cheaply and just repaint them - I'll have to keep that in mind. This will be such a fun wreath to hang, especially on a door!

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  9. This is so pretty Patty! I love how you are working away well ahead of Christmas! So much less stress to do things this way. Have a lovely week! Angie xo

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  10. You are SO, SO, SO smart to be taking care of new Christmas decor little by little throughout the year instead of waiting until Thanksgiving when you'd be in a time crunch! That makes SO much sense to me! It's great that you were able to get those bells, and I'm impressed that you did such a good job of painting them silver! They look so smooth!!! You are right on time and in step with the whole reduce, re-use, recycle thing. I'm proud of you! :-) The wreath looks great!!! It will look really cool and streamlined with your tree when you put the clusters of bells on it!

    Have a good weekend!

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  11. Wow Patty, you really are getting a head start. That's the way to do it girl! I used Jingle bells in some of my decor last year. Never tire of them. I am much more a silver gal than gold. Great idea to paint them!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  12. This is so cute and I love that you are so organised! I'm going to follow you so I can keep up with your Christmas projects!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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  13. What a cute wreath - great idea to recycle an old one, too!

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