Silver Bell Christmas Ornaments
The silver bell Christmas ornaments are made from mini jello molds. A template/stencil, white spray paint, and super simple hangers transformed the molds into pretty ornaments. If you’re a crafter it’s time to start working on Christmas projects. Decorating time will be here before you know it.
Silver Bell Christmas Ornament
The 31 days of Handmade Christmas Ornaments gets more popular every year. Ornament Inspiration. I’m day 9 and the photo links to the previous ornament tutorials are at the end of the post.
I found the 3 bell shaped jello molds at a local antique/thrift shop. At $1 each they were a little pricey but I knew they were perfect ornament material.
I had these paper templates or cutouts or decorative papers in my junk stash. Not sure what to call them. I bought a whole pad at Tuesday Morning and have been including a few sheets from the pad in my craft box giveaways.
The bell Christmas ornaments are so easy to make and take no time at all. I started by laying the paper stencil on the bell and spraying lightly with white spray paint.
And that’s it for the paint job. Rustoleum Satin Heirloom White is one of my favorite colors.Not too white and perfect for this project. Moving on to the hanger.
It took me a while to decide on a hanger for the bell ornaments. Ribbon seemed a bit heavy and the twine I had on hand was too thin looking. I tried numerous other materials but nothing looked right. After sleeping on it overnight I had a plan. I used the twine as a hanger and knotted a strip of ribbon around the twine.
The only thing left to do was attach the hanger to the ornament. I used hot glue and held the ribbon/twine combo to the bell with a popsicle stick until the glue set. The popsicle stick is a finger saver. Sometimes I use tweezers but I couldn’t locate them in my newly organized workshop.
The ornaments turned out so well I’m on the hunt for more bell shaped jello molds. If I don’t find any around town I know there must be some on eBay.
I like the small repeating design above. The design looks a little blurred toward the middle of the ornament and that’s because the ornament had a slight dip in the middle. The flat surface is easy to bend out of shape.
The flower design is pretty too. There are all kinds of small stencil designs that would work on the molds and no one says you have to stick to white spray paint.
I’m thinking gold spray paint or even pale pink would be pretty on the silver background.
Bell Christmas Ornaments
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Here are all 31 Bloggers in order of their appearance:
Day 1 – Pet Scribbles | Day 2 – Yesterday on Tuesday
Day 3 – Cupcakes and Crinoline | Day 4 – An Extraordinary Day
Day 5 – Celebrating Everyday Life | Day 6 – Hunt and Host
Day 7 – Love of Home | Day 8 – Celebrate Creativity
Day 9 – Petticoat Junktion | Day 10 – What Meegan Makes
Day 11 – Atta Girl Says | Day 12 – Sweet Pea
Day 13 – Exquisitely Unremarkable | Day 14 – Imparting Grace
Day 15 – In My Own Style | Day 16 – 504 Main by Holly Lefevre
Day 17 – Inspiration for Moms | Day 18 – The Chelsea Project
Day 19 – I Should Be Mopping the Floor
Day 20 – My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia | Day 21 – Hearth and Vine
Day 22 – Shabby Art Boutique | Day 23 – Remodelando la Casa
Day 24 – Domestically Speaking | Day 25 – Swoodson Says
Day 26 – Stone Gable | Day 27 – My Creative Days
Day 28 – The Crafting Nook | Day 29 – Knick of Time
Day 30 – Lovely Etc. | Day 31 – Live Laugh Rowe