I hope you all won’t jump on me for posting a Christmas post today.
Some people are REALLY passionate in their views about when we introduce Christmas into our lives…pre/post Thanksgiving. Me, I’m not so passionate about it.
I’d leave my Christmas tree up all year round if my family wouldn’t look at me like I was crazy and my neighbors wouldn’t think I’d lost my mind to see twinkling Christmas lights in my windows in June.
Then, I’d have to be like, “Christmas lights make the house feel more cozy, people…embrace it!”
Then, they’d probably be talking about me for another reason, I suppose.
Nonetheless, I’m sharing a super simple DIY Jingle Bell Ornament that you can whip up for friends, family, loved ones, people you can’t stand, basically for anyone, for less than $3.00/piece.
But they won’t need to know it was so inexpensive. They’ll just know they got a lovely Christmas ornament from a friend.
When I was contacted and given the opportunity to create an inexpensive, handmade craft to give to someone as a random act of kindness, I knew right away that I wanted it to be something Christmas. To me, the holidays are all about what we see, what we smell, and what we hear. Few sounds make you feel like the holidays more than a jingle bell, right? It instantly makes you feel like a kid looking around for Santa. (In fact, I have a jingle bell that hangs on the inside of my front door year round…you know, to keep the Christmas spirit all year long.)
So, when I realized that I could make these Christmas ornaments for less than $3.00 each, I knew that I would make several of them and give them to those that I know who really get into the Christmas spirit.
I ordered these 2.75 inch jingle bells from Consumer Crafts. I chose the silver, because it makes me think most of a jingle bell, but they are also available in gold, white, and red. Then, I ordered this red burlap ribbon. I chose the 6″ width because I feel I get a bit more versatility for different project with the bigger ribbon. You can always cut it down if you need a smaller piece (which I did for this project). You’ll also need some fishing wire for a simple, clean look.
Simple thread your fishing wire through the top of your jingle bell and tie it to secure….or you can use a slipknot, which is what I did. Then, tie the two ends together at the top so that your ornament can hang on the tree. Just for a little something extra, I cut my burlap ribbon into strips approximately 2″x 8″. Tie the burlap strip around the top knot of your fishing wire and you’re ready to hang it on the tree.
I’ve seen similar ornaments in store for $10.00 or sometimes more during the holidays. For just under $3.00 and about 3 minutes of your time, you can make these ornaments that look and sound just like Christmas into your own home and the home of family and friends!
I gotta be honest: This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Consumer Crafts in conjunction with Blueprint Social. A SWEET SPOT: HOME received product and/or payment for the purposes of this post.
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