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Project

Crepe-Paper Bells

Materials

  • Crepe paper
  • Craft glue
  • Small jingle bells
  • Silver cord
  • Loose sequins
  • Decorative Ribbon

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Cut a 2 1/2-by-3 1/2-inch rectangle from crepe paper. Brush craft glue along 1 short side of rectangle. Starting at opposite side, roll rectangle into a tube. Press along seam to seal. Let dry.

  2. Step 2

    Brush craft glue along inner edge of 1 end of tube. Pinch edge together. Let dry.

  3. Step 3

    Gently stretch open end of tube to create a bell shape, flaring base slightly.

  4. Step 4

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    String a jingle bell halfway onto a 7-inch length of thin silver cord; knot at top of bell. Thread ends of cord through top of paper bell (poke a tiny hole if necessary), until bell sits even with base of paper bell.

  5. Step 5

    With a pencil, mark cord at top of paper bell.

  6. Step 6

    Remove cord; knot ends together at mark. Rethread ends through top of paper bell. 

  7. Step 7

    Thread a sequin onto both ends; affix to top of paper bell with craft glue. Tie cord onto a decorative ribbon. Trim excess cord.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, December 2008

Reviews (1)

  • 19 Dec, 2008

    can this be made out of felt for a more permanent decor