Have you upcycled any thrift store finds into Christmas decor yet? Today I’m showing you how I updated an old Christmas bell ornament that I found and turned it into a farmhouse style Christmas ornament. Don’t forget to scroll down and enter our drawing for a Michael’s gift card!
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How to Upcycle a Christmas Bell Ornament
This simple farmhouse style Christmas ornament only needs a few supplies:
- old Christmas bell ornament (I also bought some big bells in the Kmart clearance section last year after Christmas!)
- jute, sisal, or even string
- glue gun (THIS is my favorite) with hot glue sticks
- These finger guards also come in handy!
What did I do before I had those finger guards? Oh, yeah… I burned my fingers a lot! They help soooooo much when you get the string started at the top of the ornament.
Start with a dot of glue at the top. Wind the string around and around, adding dots of glue 1-3 times every time you wind the string around.
Start and end with more glue to hold the first and last rows tight.
Done! Now to trim off some of the wild sisal fibers!
This fits my country or farmhouse Christmas tree theme much better. I also found some larger plastic Christmas bell decorations for sale at K-mart last year after the holidays. I used thicker jute string to do those. I’m planning to do a Facebook Live on my DIY Christmas Crafts Facebook page to show the process. I’ll share it here when I’m done.
VIDEO – Coming Soon!
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‘Til the next project,
Ann @ Duct Tape and Denim
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