Last year, I shared a budget-friendly Christmas bell decorating idea post showing six different ways to use some store-bought sleighbells. You can find that post HERE. Since I received great feedback from that post, I decided to do another one this year for a set of bells I bought last week.
Like the bells I purchased last year, this set of bells was also from Target and came on a red & white door hanger…
You know that red isn’t my color, even during the holidays, but I loved the bells. They have a nice shine to them, they are heavy, and they hand a handmade look about them. I think they also have a pretty ring, very important for a bell! I knew when I bought them that I would want to cut them off of the hanger and use them in different ways.
Christmas bell decorating idea no. 1
All of these ideas are simple, but this one is about as easy as it gets. I tied a bell onto a piece of twine and hung it from the butcher’s rack above my stove.
It adds a nice festive touch and it’s okay if it gets splattered while being right over the stove. In that respect, it’s much more practical than a wreath or swag.
Christmas bell decorating idea no. 2
Tie on a pretty ribbon onto the top of the bell and just sit it on a shelf. It would also look pretty on a stack of old books. I like this idea because it is so easy and it looks pretty!
I thought a mossy green satin ribbon complimented the warm brass nicely.
Tie it on a pretty ribbon and hang it from a doorknob. I tied this one to our coat closet handle with a blue and white gingham ribbon. It’s a sweet little Christmasy touch to the hallway…
Another nice thing about these bells is they don’t make a lot of noise when hanging from a door handle. I used to hang sleigh bells from our front door and Jeff would always take them off because he found the ring to be obnoxious! This one makes a little ring when the door is opened and closed, but it’s not bothersome.
Idea no. 4
This is my favorite idea and I actually ordered another set of bells, so I would have one for each stocking. Tie a bell onto a stocking look with a ribbon. It adds a nice little bit of shine and color to my plain knitted stockings.
Isn’t that so cute?
I have more ideas for these bells, but these are the ideas I had time to execute and photograph. I think they’d look beautifully hung on a wreath, tied into garland, or even just hung from the tree as an ornament.
If you’d like to try some of these ideas, you can buy this set of bells online HERE.