The very best concepts come to those that rack their brains to discover a cheaper model of one thing. Ha, perhaps that’s simply me. I all the time work greatest beneath worth strain. I discovered these wicker bells on McGee and Co. and liked the pure really feel of them since my theme this 12 months is Coastal Niece. Whereas I get the value, I didn’t wish to spend that on two bells for my Christmas mantel. I saved pondering there needs to be a approach to DIY Christmas bells that really feel coastal and pure.
So, on a Sunday morning, earlier than everybody bought up, I began DIYing. I made bells from Ok-cups and jute, however they felt abnormal. I connected the tops of picket spoons to the Ok-cups, and it was an epic fail. I knew I wanted one thing extra spherical. Then I noticed a spherical, plastic decoration off to the aspect and thought, ah-ha!
I’m going to stroll you thru methods to make these; simply know they’re straightforward and enjoyable. If I can do it, so are you able to. So, let’s make DIY lotus bells collectively. For every bell, you’ll want one spherical plastic decoration, one bell, 8 picket spoons, rub and buff (non-compulsory), and jute for hanging.
You’ll reduce the tops off 8 picket spoons utilizing gardening clippers or miter clippers. Then, reduce the spherical decoration so that you just preserve the highest half with the steel clasp.
Now, merely use a glue gun to connect them to the highest. The primary row has 4, leaving a small house in between. Then, the following row of 4 can be staggered.
Subsequent, you’ll wipe, rub, and buff to the highest of the steel clasp and add a bell with jute.
It’s actually that easy. And the bell actually works. What do you assume? Every one prices beneath $2 to make. You may’t beat that! It’s also possible to make these and tie them to the tops of items as a private decoration.
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In case you missed my Cozy Mantel put up you catch up HERE. Yow will discover the flameless tapers HERE. And gold candlesticks HERE. Questions? Drop them beneath. Have a contented day, buddies!