Christmas is a time for joy, friends, and family. This year, make your Christmas tree extra special with these DIY jingle bells ornaments that are sure to put you in the holiday spirit!
My children’s favorite Christmas carol is Jingle Bells, and once the holiday season hits, they won’t stop singing it every day. I don’t blame them, it’s a super catchy song!
This simple DIY jingle bell ball ornament helps bring the sound of jingle bells into the home for Christmas. Even though the ornament looks complicated, it’s actually easy enough that your children can make it with a little help.
For younger kids, they can practice their fine motor skills by threading the jingle bells onto the pipe cleaners. I recommend playing Jingle Bells while you do this craft with your kids – they won’t be able to resist shaking the jingle bells to the jolly music!
How to Make Jingle Bell Ball Ornaments
For each jingle bell ball, you will need:
1. Lay the chenille stems so that each piece crossing in the middle. Give the stems a twist together for a 6-legged spider shape.
2. Thread 6 jingle bells on to each arm of the chenille stems.
3. Bring opposing ends together at the ends, pushing the jingle bells all the way down the stem to where the stems are twisted together.
4. Twist the open ends of the chenille stems together.
5. Bend the twisted ends to create a small loop for hanging.
6. Cut a length of decorative ribbon and tie between the hanging loop and the top of the ball.
Ready for lots of sleigh bell sound throughout the house! The kids will want to keep shaking these jingle bell ball ornaments, so don’t expect them to stay on the Christmas tree for too long!
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5 thoughts on “DIY Jingle Bell Ball Christmas Ornaments”
Could you please let me know what size jingle bells are used to make jingle bells ball?
1 inch jingle bells!
Thank you. Waiting to get my bells they are in the mail. Then thanks to your site I know how to do. The purple one had no instructions. I am doing purple too. It is this years Christmas theme. I just wish I had more bells to do another one. But got what I got. Thank you again for showing step by step how to do.
Can you use smaller bells?
As long as the bells can fit through the pipe cleaners, I don’t see why not!